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Ajmal Shahzad

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
England, England A, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
England
Born:
July 27, 1985, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Profile

Injuries tend to follow fast bowlers and Ajmal Shahzad has been no exception; he was only able to play in one first-class match in 2006. The six foot pacer persisted despite the setbacks and in 2009 became a standout performer for Yorkshire, taking 40 wickets and scoring more than 400 runs in the County Championship, demonstrating his ability and talent, not only as a bowler, but also as a lower middle-order batsman. His bowling is quick and he has also been noted for his good control as well as the mental strength which is paramount to every fast bowler.

Shahzad's efforts for Yorkshire and his performance at the English Performance Programme, a feeder system for the England team, were noticed by the national selectors and he subsequently made his international debuts in all forms of the game in 2010 against Pakistan and Bangladesh, both at home and on tour. He was then named in England’s 2010-11 Ashes squad as well as the World Cup that followed.


Fast Facts

  • Ajmal Shahzad became the 650th Test cap for England.
  • He was the first British-born cricketer of Asian heritage to play for Yorkshire.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 1 5 0 5 41.66 0 0 5
ODI 11 8 39 2 6.5 65 0 0 9
T20 3 1 0 1 - 0 0 0 0*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 2 102 63 4 3/45 / 15.75 3.70 0 0 0 1
ODI 11 11 588 490 17 3/41 / 28.82 5 0 0 0 30
T20 3 3 66 97 3 2/38 / 32.33 8.81 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 4 0 2
T20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2010
 
ODI:
2010-2011
 
T20:
2010-2011
Test
Debut:
England Vs Bangladesh at Old Trafford, Manchester - Jun 04, 2010
Last played:
England Vs Bangladesh at Old Trafford, Manchester - Jun 04, 2010
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 05, 2010
Last played:
England Vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 11, 2011
T20
Debut:
England Vs Pakistan at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Feb 20, 2010
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Jan 14, 2011
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