Ahmed Shehzad

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Ahmed Shehzad
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Shehzad
Born (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 23)
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 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 9 November −13 November 2014 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 172) 24 April 2009 v Australia
Last ODI 19 December 2014 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 19
T20I debut (cap 26) 7 May 2009 v Australia
Last T20I 5 December 2014 v New Zealand
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 65 28 58
Runs scored 718 2,212 709 4,125
Batting average 47.86 34.56 27.26 42.09
100s/50s 3/2 6/12 1/3 10/21
Top score 176 124 111* 254
Balls bowled 115 1,073
Wickets 2 14
Bowling average 70.00 52.85
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/22 4/7
Catches/stumpings 3/– 20/– 9/– 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 used 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.

He is the only Pakistani batsman to have scored centuries in all international formats of the game i.e. Test, ODI and T20I. Even though settled in Punjab since a very young age, he belongs to a pathan family.[1][2]

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.[3] The match was drawn.

In his 3rd test match Shehzad scored a maiden century [4] 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 four Sixes in a Test Innings.

Controversy[edit]

During the last one day international on Pakistan's latest tour of Sri Lanka, Shehzad was recorded on camera telling Tillakaratne Dilshan, after he scored a 50 and won the match for his team, that “if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven.” Apparently Dilshan must have said something along the lines of “Thanks, but no thanks,” to which he later added, “Then be ready for the fire.” Presumably Hell. As a result, the Pakistan Cricket Board has set up a three-member committee to probe the incident and has summoned Shehzad to their headquarters in Lahore.[5][6]

International centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

Test centuries[edit]

Ahmed Shehzad's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 147 3  Sri Lanka United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2014 Won
2 131 6  Australia United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai Sports City 2014 Won
3 176 8  New Zealand United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2014 Won

One Day International centuries[edit]

Ahmed Shehzad's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 115 8  New Zealand New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2011 Won
2 102 16  West Indies Saint Lucia Gros Islet, Saint Lucia Beausejour Stadium 2011 Won
3 102 34  South Africa South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa St George's Oval 2013 Won
4 124 37  Sri Lanka United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai International Cricket Stadium 2013 Lost
5 103 44  Bangladesh Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2014 Won
6 113 54  New Zealand United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2014 Won

Twenty20 International centuries[edit]

Ahmed Shehzad's Twenty20 International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 111* 25  Bangladesh Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2014 Won

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