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Ahmed Shehzad
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Shehzad
Born (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 22)
Lahore, Pakistan
Nickname Shehzada (Prince), Shezzy
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 216) 31 December 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 16–20 January 2014 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 172) 24 April 2009 v Australia
Last ODI 8 March 2013 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 19
T20I debut (cap 26) 7 May 2009 v Australia
Last T20I 1 April 2013 v [[West Indies cricket team|West Indies]]
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007 Habib Bank Limited
2012 Barisal Burners
2012 Nagenahira Nagas
2013 Khulna Royal Bengal
2008-present Lahore Lions
2013 Pakistan A cricket team
2013-present Jamaica Tallawahs
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 3 44 26 53
Runs scored 273 1,586 528 3,680
Batting average 45.50 34.97 25.14 41.34
100s/50s 1/1 5/6 1/3 8/20
Top score 147 124 111* 254
Balls bowled 15 - 1,073
Wickets 0 - 14
Bowling average - - 52.85
5 wickets in innings - - 0
10 wickets in match - - 0
Best bowling -/- - 4/7
Catches/stumpings 2/– 14/– 7/– 56/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 5 January 2014

Ahmed Shehzad (Urdu: احمد شہزاد‎; born 23 November 1991) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman and also a part-time legbreak bowler. He use to play domestic cricket for Habib Bank Limited. He made his One Day International debut for Pakistan on 24 April 2009 against Australia and also debut T20I on 7 May 2009 against same team.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmed Shehzad was born on 23 November 1991 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Shehzad is active on the social networking site Twitter (@iamahmadshahzad).[1]

Shehzad is Muslim and has two elder brothers. He is good friends with Jamaican/West Indian batsman Chris Gayle.

In 2014, after his blitzkrieg innings in the ICC T20 world cup, Shehzad dedicated his Man of the Match trophy to the victims of the Thar Desert drought that occurred in early 2014.


In limited-overs domestic cricket Ahmed Shehzad plays for Lahore Lions and in June 2011 during the Faysal Bank T-20 Super Eights Shehzad top scored the innings by scoring 74 of 47 balls imposing a mammoth total of 218 against the opposition Sialkot Stallions who in turn were bowled out for 173 Shehzad took two-catches and a wicket as well he was rewarded man-of the match for his superb performance.[2]

Against Australia, in his debut match, he scored one boundary before he was ran-out. The following match he scored 40 in an innings that included 4 fours. The third match he scored 43 but this time just scored 2 fours and in the final match of the series he scored 19 with 1 boundary to his name before he was given out leg-before.

These consistent performances meant that Shehzad made his Twenty20 debut against Australia scoring a single boundary before being caught in the deep. Despite a failure in the Twenty20 Shehzad was selected for the Pakistan squad in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and he only played one game which was the opening game against England, being caught by Paul Collingwood. Thereafter, Pakistan changed their opening combination removing Shehzad and his partner Salman Butt and replacing them with Shahzaib Hasan and Kamran Akmal.

After batting at number 3 in the first two matches of a Twenty20 International series against New Zealand, Shehzad replaced Shahid Afridi as opener and scored his maiden Twenty20 half-century scoring 54 of just 34 balls in an innings that included 10 fours.[3] After that series, the Pakistan selectors picked Shehzad for the six-match ODI series against New Zealand with a potential place as a World Cup opener also available.[4] After scoring 115 an ODI against New Zealand during the series, Shehzad was given a place in the Pakistan world cup squad.

On his 25th T20I Shehzad scored his 1st T20I century, and became the first pakistani to do so. His innings came against Bangladesh in the ICC T20 World Cup.This was also the highest score scored by a Pakistani batsmen

The Barisal Burners bought Shehzad for $50,000 to pay in the 2012 Bangladesh Premier League.[5] With 486 runs from 12 matches, Shehzad was the tournament's leading run-scorer.[6]

On 30 March, in the T20 world cup group match against Bangladesh, he became the first Pakistani batsman to have scored centuries in all three formats, his match-winning knock of an unbeaten 111 off 62 deliveries earned him a man of the match award.

Test career[edit]

Ahmed Shehzad was shortlisted for the Pakistan A match against South Africa in the UAE in October 2013. He scored a fifty in the game and was selected for one of the 3 remaining slots in the Test squad alongside Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq. He was, however, not selected in the playing XI in either of the 2 Tests against South Africa. Shehzad again selected for the three Tests against Sri Lanka, also in the UAE, starting on 31 December 2013, and stretching to January 2014. This was based on good showing in the limited overs leg of the tour. He debuted in the first Test, and was presented his first Test cap by Younis Khan. He scored 38 in the first innings and 55 in the second.[7] The match was drawn.

In his 3rd test match Shehzad scored a maiden century [8] against Sri Lanka. He scored 147 run from 275 balls and batted for 339 minutes, hit 12 fours and a six.

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Ahmed Shehzad's Test centuries
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
[1] 147 3  Sri Lanka Sharjah, UAE Sharjah Cricket Stadium 2014 Won

ODI centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Ahmed Shehzad's One Day International centuries
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
[1] 115 8  New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2011 Won
[2] 102 16  West Indies St Lucia, West Indies Beausejour Stadium 2011 Won
[3] 102 34  South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa St George's Park 2013 Won
[4] 124 37  Sri Lanka Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai Sports City 2013 Lost
[5] 103 44  Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Shere Bangla National Stadium 2014 Won

T20I centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Ahmed Shehzad's Twenty20 International centuries
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
[1] 111* 25  Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium 2014 Won

Playing style[edit]

Ahmed Shehzad is a right handed opening batsman. He likes to play shots. He is one of the best fielders of Pakistan and most of the time fields with the point. Shehzad aims to be an aggressive batsman like Ricky Ponting and to collect more centuries in the future. He is compared with India and Royal Challengers Bangalore star Virat Kohli .


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Cricket Country

Cricket Country
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:03:26 -0700

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad missed out on a half-century as they reached 94 for four after 19.2 overs, in chase of 276 set by Sri Lanka in the first ODI at Hambantota. Shehzad struck five boundaries and faced 61 balls as he scored 49 runs. He was ...

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Cricket Country
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:53:18 -0700

Pakistan slumped to 39 for three in 26.5 overs in their second innings against Sri Lanka on the final day of the ongoing first Test match at Galle. Pakistan trail by another 43 runs in their second essay. Ahmed Shehzad and Saeed Ajmal were the batsmen ...

Cricket Country

Cricket Country
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:17:06 -0700

Having resumed from their Lunch score of 47 for one, the duo of Ahmed Shehzad and Azhar Ali took the Lankan bowlers to task with some fine and patient display of batting. The two brought up the fifty run partnership as Shehzad notched up his second ...

Cricket Country

Cricket Country
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:18:59 -0700

Batting: Ahmed Shehzad will continue to open along with Sharjeel Khan. Though the latter has looked out of touch, Pakistan have little options going in to a crunch game. The top-order still seems fine when you add Mohammad Hafeez at No 3 who has done ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:45:14 -0700

Meanwhile, the PCB is expected to name either opener Ahmed Shehzad or Shahid Afridi as captain for the one-off T20 match against Australia next month. The new captain will replace Mohammad Hafeez, who relinquished the post after Pakistan crashed out ...

Reuters Africa

Reuters Africa
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Fawad Alam, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan. Referees: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Umpire), Sundaram Ravi ...

Reuters India

Reuters India
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:44:57 -0700

Dhammika Prasad dismissed openers Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad cheaply to deny Pakistan a strong start and Lasith Malinga trapped Mohammad Hafeez leg before to further wreck the top order. Hafeez was not convinced by the umpire's call and ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:53:36 -0700

Pakistan's Commonwealth Games silver medallist Shah Hussain Shah and South Asian Games gold medallist Ahmed Shehzad Butt suffered through lack of form at the World Championships in Chelyabinsk on Saturday. Shah lost his first round fight to ...

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