|Full name||Sarfaraz Ahmed|
22 May 1987 |
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Test debut (cap 198)||14 January 2010 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 156)||18 November 2007 v India|
|Last ODI||18 June 2012 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI shirt no.||54|
|Domestic team information|
|2006/07–present||Pakistan International Airlines|
|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.
One Day International
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.
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. After an unimpressive debut with the bat, he was dropped again after one match.
Return to International Cricket (2011)
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.
- "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.