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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 10 in (1.78 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 27 December 2013 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 19
T20I debut (cap 30) 7 May 2009 v Australia
Last T20I 13 December 2013 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Habib Bank Limited
2012 Barisal Burners
2012-present Nagenahira Nagas
2013-present Khulna Royal Bengal
2008-present Lahore Lions
2013- Pakistan A cricket team
2013- Jamaica Tallawahs
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 3 44 22 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 plays 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. He is a fluent speaker of Pashtoo and Urdu. Shehzad is also active on the social networking site Twitter (@iamahmadshahzad).[1]

Career[edit]

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.

In his 15 T20Is Shehzad struck six sixes en route to the highest score by a Pakistani batsman 98* in the Twenty20 format, but missed an opportunity to reach three figures when he could only manage a single from the final ball of the innings.

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 30th 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][9] aganinst 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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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DAWN.com
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:15:24 -0700

KARACHI: Dashing young opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad is likely to be named as Pakistan's next Twenty20 captain, according to sources close the cricket board. Following Pakistan's failure to reach the knockout stage of the ICC World Twenty20 in ...
 
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:07:30 -0700

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling a proposal to appoint explosive opener Ahmed Shehzad as team's Twenty20 skipper. Muhammad Hafeez, who led the team in World Twenty20, stepped down after Pakistan failed to qualify for the semi-final ...

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:02:38 -0700

Ahmed Shehzad, the first Pakistan batsman to make a T20 century, has dedicated his knock to all those who have criticised him, as well as to those who have admired him. Shehzad said people had started writing him off too early after two failures ...
 
News Tribe
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:37:30 -0700

Lahore: Three young bloods of Pakistan Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Amin have been termed strong candidate for Twenty20 captaincy. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has got an advice by board administrative committee ...
 
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:56:15 -0700

Gayle used the special word for Pakistani batsman that 'Shabaash Ahmed Shehzad' (well done Ahmed Shahzad). Gayle said that he enjoyed a lot of Shehzad batting during the match against Bangladesh. Shehzad knocked an outstanding first century of his ...

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:29:50 -0700

Former batting consultant and current advisor to the PCB chief Zaheer Abbas said, “There aren't any world class batsman in the Pakistani team”. Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali and many others have shown glimpses but ...

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:20:13 -0700

With his 111 not out against Bangladesh in Mirpur during the World Twenty20, Ahmed Shehzad became only the 11th batsman to score a century in a T20 international. Six of the other centurions also have a complete set: Mahela Jayawardene leads the way, ...
 
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:56:15 -0700

The PCB announced the new date for the KCCA elections after the appointment of new election commissioner Ahmed Shehzad Farooq, who will supervise the elections. In the meantime, the PCB also notified the elections of KCCA Zone-V to complete the ...
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