Ahmad Shahzad

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Full name Ahmed Shehzad
Born November 23, 1991, Lahore, Punjab
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Major teams Pakistan, Barisal Burners, Habib Bank Limited, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Shalimar, Pakistan Under-19s

A naturally-aggressive batsman hailing from Lahore, Ahmed Shehzad has established himself as an opening batsman. He made his first class debut in 2007. The innings which led to a call-up for the national team was a 167 he scored in Pakistan Youth’s victory against England, where he was instrumental as Pakistan chased down 342.

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Shehzad continued his good form, where he scored 315 runs in the series, including a highest score of 105 as Pakistan whitewashed Australia Under-19’s. He developed consistency in his batting and continued to score freely, making another century against Bangladesh and his form was carried into the triangular tournament in Sri Lanka which Pakistan won and his performances earned Shehzad a call-up for the national team against Australia series in UAE.

However, he was unable to translate his performances at youth level to the senior side. Selectors gave him another chance and selected him for 2009 World Twenty20 in England. Despite Pakistan’s victory in the tournament, Shehzad was unable to make his mark in the T20s, a format which many felt would suit his attacking instincts and he was subsequently dropped. He returned to domestic cricket and worked hard with domestic coaches, continuing to impress in first class cricket. He was given another opportunity by selectors in the ODI series against New Zealand’s ODI where he scored his maiden century, earning a spot in 2011 World Cup squad.

Ahmed Shehzad had a dismal 2011 World Cup, after he was dropped yet again from the team. He has since continued to perform well in the domestic scene, but despite that he has been in and out of the national team.

Although Shehzad didn’t set the world on fire with his initial international performances, he seems to have cemented his spot at the top of the order with a century away from home against South Africa as well as an excelent series against Sri Lanka in 2013.


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 performances.

Shehzad made his debut for Pakistan in a one-day international against Australia on 29 April 2009. In his maiden match he scored one boundary before he was run-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 he only played one-game which was the opening game against England being caught by Paul Collingwood Pakistan changed their combination removing Shehzad and his partner Salman Butt and replaced them with Shahzaib Hasan and Kamran Akmal.

After spending most of the sidelines on the fringes of national selection Shehzad played in the three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand scoring 14 runs of just 7 balls in an innings that included 2 fours and 1 six. Shehzad showcase his ability to time the ball and to score runs at a quick pace therefore in the following match he started to feel comfortable on New Zealand wickets scoring a watchful 15 of 14 balls in an innings that included 1 four, this time he showcase his ability to remain calm in a situation where the middle order was collapsing around him. After batting at number 3 for these two matches 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. After performing well in the three Twenty20’s the Pakistan selectors selected Shehzad for the six-match ODI series against New Zealand with a potential place as a World Cup opener also available. After scoring 115 an ODI against New Zealand during the series, Shehzad was given a place in the Pakistan world cup squad.

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

Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 21 1 861 176 43.05 1616 53.27 3 3 84 8 3 0
ODIs 65 65 1 2212 124 34.56 3069 72.07 6 12 229 17 24 0
T20Is 31 31 2 799 111* 27.55 687 116.30 1 4 86 21 11 0
First-class 61 107 4 4268 254 41.43 7125 59.90 10 22 573 31 57 0
List A 97 97 3 3395 130* 36.11 4448 76.32 8 20 371 34 39 0
Twenty20 105 105 6 2967 113* 29.96 2363 125.56 3 19 357 70 49 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 2 48 28 0 3.50 0 0 0
ODIs 65 9 115 140 2 1/22 1/22 70.00 7.30 57.5 0 0 0
T20Is 31
First-class 61 44 1121 768 14 4/7 4/18 54.85 4.11 80.0 2 0 0
List A 97 24 478 487 7 1/10 1/10 69.57 6.11 68.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 105 14 180 280 10 2/10 2/10 28.00 9.33 18.0 0 0 0

Ahmed Shehzad News

Pakistan’s Wasim out, Akmal in for England Twenty20 series 21 Nov 2015

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Morgan feels one-day victories augur well for England 17 Nov 2015

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Umar dropped from Twenty20 squad pending inquiry 12 Nov 2015

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Pakistan, England tune up for ODIs with warm-up wins 9 Nov 2015

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Pakistan pose new spin threat for England Tests 12 Oct 2015

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2nd T20: Determined Zimbabwe keen to level series 29 Sep 2015

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PCB awards central contracts for year 2015-16 to 27 players 5 Sep 2015

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Pakistan win a T20 thriller against Sri Lanka 1 Aug 2015

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2nd T20 Preview: After Tests, ODIs Pakistan confident to seal the T20 series 1 Aug 2015

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