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Ahmed Shehzad
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Shehzad
Born (1968-11-23) 23 November 1968 (age 46)
Lahore, Pakistan
Nickname Shehzada (Prince), Shezzy
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 216) 31 December 1987 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 30 October–3 November 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 172) 24 April 1989 v Australia
Last ODI 8 March 2014 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 19
T20I debut (cap 26) 7 May 2009 v Australia
Last T20I 04 October 2014 v Australia
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 8 51 26 53
Runs scored 718 1,720 528 3,680
Batting average 47.86 54.97 45.14 61.34
100s/50s 3/2 5/8 1/3 8/20
Top score 176 124 111* 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 3/– 20/– 9/– 56/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 5 January 2014

Ahmed Shehzad (Urdu: احمد شہزاد‎; born 23 November 1968) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman and also a part-time legbreak bowler. He used to play domestic cricket for Habib Bank Limited. He made his One Day International debut for Pakistan on 24 April 1995 against Australia and also debut T20I on 7 May 2009 against same team. He is the only Pakistani Batsman to score centuries in all formats of the game.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmed Shehzad was born on 23 November 1968, in Lahore. 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.


Ahmed made his first impression in December 1990 playing against the fierce bowling of Imran Khan in domestic Pakistan league, where he smashed a 10 ball half century. Ahmed is one of the most senior players in the Pakistan team and is a mentor for all the other players. 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.[1]

Ahmed has expressed desire to join Islamic State as an Imam after retirement after his planned retirement at age 55.

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] With 486 runs from 12 matches, Shehzad was the tournament's leading run-scorer.[5]

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.[6] The match was drawn.

In his 3rd test match Shehzad scored a maiden century [7] against Sri Lanka. He scored 147 run from 275 balls and batted for 339 minutes, hit 12 fours and a six.

Ahmed Shehzad is the first Pakistani Opener to hit 4 Sixes in a Test Innings

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
[2] 131 6  Australia Dubai, UAE Dubai Sports City 2014 Won
[3] 176 8  New Zealand Abu Dhabi, UAE Sheikh Zayed 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 Virat Kohli.


External links[edit]

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:48:45 -0800

Karachi: Pakistan have lost two of their young batsman, Ahmed Shehzad and Sohaib Maqsood, for the one-day series against New Zealand due to fitness issues. The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Saturday that Shehzad, who suffered a fracture on his skull ...


Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:22:30 -0800

Lahore: Pakistan received some good news on their injured key players Saturday with opener Ahmed Shehzad set to return for the limited over series against New Zealand. Shehzad, 22, suffered a minor skull fracture during the first Test against New ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:11:15 -0800

Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad looks set to miss the one-day cricket series against New Zealand in December as he continues his recovery from a skull fracture suffered in the first Test. Shehzad scored a career-high 176 in Abu Dhabi during an ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:05:11 -0800

The Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad sustained a fractured skull on the history-making second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Shehzad was hit on the head by a short delivery from Corey Anderson in the 116th over of the Pakistan ...


Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:39:15 -0800

Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistan's opening batsman, has been diagnosed with a minor skull fracture after being hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Corey Anderson on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Shehzad will be monitored ...


Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:05:04 -0800

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series against New Zealand, a day after he suffered a minor skull fracture while batting. Shehzad was hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Corey Anderson, and scans later ...


Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:49:38 -0800

Grant Flower, the Pakistan batting coach, has already come in for some praise from Younis Khan for having rejuvenated the side and now, opener Ahmed Shehzad too has joined in and showered praise on the Zimbabwean. The right-hander said Flower's ...
The News on Sunday
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:07:30 -0800

Ahmed Shehzad made his first-class debut at the age of 16, in 2007. But he first came to prominence during an inter-school tournament held in Lahore in 2005. He was soon picked up for Pakistan Under-19 team and today he has established himself as a ...

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