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Ahmed Shehzad

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, Islamabad, Lahore Blues, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Shalimar, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Punjab Pakistan, Pakistan Under-19, Barisal Burners, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nagenahira Nagas, Barbados Tridents, Jamaica Tallawahs, Comilla Victorians, Quetta Gladiators, Pakistan Cricket Board Patrons XI
Roles played:
ICC Rank:
Home country:
November 23, 1991, Lahore, Punjab


Ahmed Shehzad is a captivating opener who is touted as one of the brightest gems to emerge from Pakistan cricket.

The right-handed batsman, who took to the game aged just seven, has over the years been a prolific scorer for Pakistan's Under-19s and Youth sides. Just 16, he made his domestic debut for Habib Bank Limited and the first signs of his enormous talent were evident when with a fine 167, he helped Pakistan Under-19 chase down a stiff target of 342 set by England in a Youth Test. Back home, he went to score 315 runs in a 5-0 mauling of Australia Under-19s in a Youth ODI series and a whirlwind 92 of just 49 balls for the Lahore Eagles in domestic game gave further proof of his talent. Following a successful 2008 Under-19 World Cup campaign, he made it to Pakistan's Test squad for the 2009 home series against Sri Lanka.

Ahmed coincidentally made his ODI and T20I debut against Australia in 2009 but failure to come up with substantial scores resulted in his axing after playing just four ODIs. However he was recalled to the side in late 2010 for a tour to New Zealand. He sparkled with good performances in T20Is and ODIs too. He scored his maiden T20I fifty at Christchurch and then went on to score his maiden ODI ton at Hamilton which sealed his place in the World Cup 2011 squad. Shehzad featured in five games that Pakistan played in the World Cup but couldn't cross even 15 in any of them.

He was dropped from the Pakistan squad in 2011 and made his comeback more than two years later in 2013. A fruitful period soon followed as he grew in confidence and stature and a pile of handy scores stood out to prove his matured second-coming. The South African tour proved to be a watershed moment in his career. A brilliant century in Port Elizabeth helped Pakistan become the first Asian team to win a bi-lateral ODI series in South Africa. A decent ODI series against the Proteas in the UAE and South Africa and then against Sri Lanka in the UAE paved the way for for a much awaited Test debut against Sri Lanka. He didn't disappoint as he hit a confident fifty in the second innings in Abu Dhabi and sent out a message that he can adapt quickly to any format of the game.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 11 21 861 1 43.05 53.27 3 3 176
ODI 75 75 2510 1 33.91 72.73 6 13 124
T20 44 44 1049 2 24.97 114.39 1 5 111*
CLT20 2 2 65 0 32.50 130.00 0 1 59
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 11 2 48 28 0 0/8 / - 3.50 0 0 0 0
ODI 75 9 115 140 2 1/22 / 70.00 7.30 0 0 0 1
T20 44 1 6 10 0 0/10 / - 10.00 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 26 0 6
T20 14 0 2
CLT20 1 0 1


Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Dec 31, 2013
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Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Jul 03, 2015
Pakistan Vs Australia at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Apr 24, 2009
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Jan 31, 2016
Pakistan Vs Australia at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai - May 07, 2009
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Australia at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Mar 25, 2016
Lahore Lions Vs Kolkata at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Sep 21, 2014
Last played:
Lahore Lions Vs Dolphins at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Sep 27, 2014