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Asad Shafiq

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, Karachi Blues, Karachi Whites, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Zebras, North West Frontier Province Panthers, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Sind Dolphins, Sind, Sindh Knights
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
20
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
January 28, 1986, Karachi, Sind

Profile

A young Pakistani batsman who is highly rated in domestic circles for his ability to score big once he gets going, Asad Shafiq’s countrymen will be hoping for him to be the shining light to a country already in doldrums.

The right hander, who has played for several Karachi teams in addition to the North West Frontier Province and Sind, made a promising start to his career with a double century in his first season and continued his good form in shorter formats. He came of age with an excellent 2009-10 season which brought him into national reckoning. He ODI debuted in 2010 against Bangladesh and thereafter got an extended run in the ODI series against England the same year when several key players were dropped following the match fixing row. Later that year, he also made his Test debut at Abu Dhabi against South Africa.

A technically gifted batsman with a good temperament, Shafiq has already been predicted to be Pakistan’s future torch bearer. Though that in itself is a huge compliment, Shafiq will know that he cannot rest on his laurels because in a country not known to be patient with his cricketers, a dip in form may result in axing as has happened to several young Pakistani guns before him.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 33 52 1891 5 40.23 44.69 5 10 137
ODI 53 52 1224 3 24.97 68.37 0 9 84
T20 10 10 192 0 19.20 103.78 0 0 38
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 53 2 12 18 0 0/9 / - 9.00 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 30 0 1
ODI 12 0 0
T20 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2014
 
ODI:
2010-2014
 
T20:
2010-2012
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs South Africa at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Nov 20, 2010
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Nov 26, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Bangladesh at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Jun 21, 2010
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Dec 19, 2014
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Dec 28, 2010
Last played:
Pakistan Vs England at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2012
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