Sarfraz Ahmed

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Sarfaraz Ahmed
Personal information
Full name Sarfaraz Ahmed
Born (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 27)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket Keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 198) 14 January 2010 v Australia
Last Test 18 August 2014 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 156) 18 November 2007 v India
Last ODI 18 June 2012 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 54
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005/06–2006/07 Karachi Harbour
2005/06–2009 Karachi Dolphins
2006/07–2008/09 Sindh
2006/07–present Pakistan International Airlines
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 4 26 94 96
Runs scored 89 201 4,616 1,548
Batting average 11.12 18.27 39.79 28.66
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 6/34 1/8
Top score 74 46* 213* 101
Catches/stumpings 12/– 19/10 314/26 105/30
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 30 November 2013

Sarfaraz Ahmed (born 22 May 1987) is a Pakistani cricketer who captained Pakistan to victory at the Under 19 World Cup in 2006. He is a wicket-keeper and a right-handed batsman. He had played just 5 games for the Pakistan Under 19 cricket team before being selected as captain for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup. He plays first class cricket for Karachi.

International career[edit]

One Day International[edit]

Sarfraz Ahmed was called up by Pakistan as cover for Kamran Akmal who had a finger injury in the one-day series between India and Pakistan in November 2007. He made his one day international debut in the final match of the series, on 18 November 2007. He kept well but didn't get a chance to bat as Pakistan had won the match before he was needed to bat.

In 2008, Sarfaraz Ahmed was selected ahead of Kamran Akmal for the Asia Cup. During the Asia Cup he impressed with his keeping skills but didn't get a chance to show his batting skills.

Test[edit]

He made his test match debut in Hobart on 14 January 2010, in the third test match against Australia, replacing Kamran Akmal who suffered an "error-ridden performance" in the second test.[1] After an unimpressive debut with the bat, he was dropped again after one match.

Return to International Cricket (2011)[edit]

Sarfaraz Ahmed returned to the international team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka in November 2011. His impressive keeping and small cameos kept him in the team for the subsequent series against Bangladesh and the 2012 Asia Cup. He proved his worth with the bat during the 2012 Asia Cup final where he scored a crucial 46 not out (the highest score from his team) as Pakistan won the match by 2 runs. He was consequently rewarded a Category C contract and selected for Pakistan's next series against Sri Lanka, again for ODIs.

Records[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

# Runs Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 103 8  Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Colombo Sri Lanka 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saga ends as dropped Kamran heads for a rest". 13 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.  His unimpressive batting saw him dropped from the team after just one match.