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Fakhar Zaman

Pakistan|Opening Batter
Fakhar Zaman
INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2022
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Full Name

Fakhar Zaman

Born

April 10, 1990, Mardan, North-West Frontier Province

Age

32y 39d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Opening Batter

TEAMS

Born in Mardan, where the standard of batsmanship will always be measured by arguably Pakistan's greatest Test batsman Younis Khan, Fakhar Zaman has been on Pakistan's thankless domestic circuit for over five years with almost no attention. A left-handed opener with an unusually high backlift, Zaman relies on timing for his runs, which he's made plenty of. This is illustrated by his domestic average (42 in first class cricket and 49 in List A). But it wasn't until the Quaid-e-Azam trophy in 2016-17 that his form began to be noticed. Zaman scored 663 runs in the competition at an average of 51, including 170 in the second innings of the final, a game dominated by the twin centuries of former Pakistan captain Salman Butt.

However, his prolific form earned him a contract in the PSL with the Lahore Qalandars. He showed flashes of the class he'd been displaying domestically, particularly during a 33-ball 56 against Karachi where he destroyed the opposition bowling and looked extremely elegant while doing so. It earned him a call-up to Pakistan's T20I side for the West Indies tour, and he made his debut in the second match in Port of Spain.

His first three T20Is only brought him 26 runs, and much of the world was still unaware of his talent when he made his ODI debut a couple of months later, in England, during the 2017 Champions Trophy. Having missed the opening-match defeat to India, Zaman turned Pakistan's batting fortunes around with scores of 31, 50, 57 and 114 in his first four ODI innings, his strike rate of 113.00 giving a dated 50-overs line-up much-needed oomph at the top of the order. The maiden hundred went on to win him the Player-of-the-Match award in the final, setting up a total of 338 that proved a long way beyond India's reach.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601929432.0035953.480220130
ODI565642427210*46.67254995.2161427647250
T20I6559312539122.37952131.610712743340
FC53874311120537.48508561.1762045114460
List A12112065516210*48.38579395.211434615103550
T201901828489110628.103628134.81235509169850
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
ODI56713511111/191/19111.004.93135.0000
T20I6516120---12.00-000
FC5329499226102/23/322.602.7149.9000
List A12139882746215/275/2735.525.0742.0010
T201901514616241/31/340.506.6536.5000
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Fakhar Zaman was bowled by Marcus Stoinis after a 64-ball 67
Fakhar Zaman beat Imam-ul-Haq to the half-century mark
Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq put on a century stand for the first wicket
Fakhar Zaman scored a 41-ball 51
Fakhar Zaman drills a four through the covers
Fakhar Zaman goes up and over