|Full name||Sarfraz Ahmed|
22 May 1987 |
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Height||5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)|
|Test debut (cap 198)||14 January 2010 v Australia|
|Last Test||26 November 2014 v New zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 156)||18 November 2007 v India|
|Last ODI||15 March 2015 v Ireland|
|ODI shirt no.||54|
|Domestic team information|
|2006/07–present||Pakistan International Airlines|
|Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 30 November 2013|
Sarfraz Ahmed (born 22 May 1987) is a Wicket-Keeper batsman who plays international cricket for Pakistan. He is a right handed batsman who usually plays down the order but has had immense success opening for the team in the ODI format too. After having a successful World Cup 2015, he was appointed as the Vice Captain of the Pakistan ODI and T20 team. He is an aggressive batsman who scores runs at a brisk pace.
Sarfraz belongs to an Urdu-speaking family of Siddiqui in Karachi.He Has completed his B.E (Electronics) From Dawood University of Engineering and Technology. He is also a Hafiz-e-Quran from the age of 10.
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 didn't get a chance to bat as Pakistan had won the match before he was needed to bat.
In 2015, Sarfraz was selected for 2015 Cricket World Cup but did not get a chance in the to play in first four matches, he was selected for Pakistan's fifth match of the event against South Africa he scored 49 runs off 49 balls and took 6 catches as wicket keeper to equal the one day international record for most dismissals. He was rewarded with the Man of the match award. In his second match in the world cup he scored 101* against Ireland and he was Man of the Match of that match also and that match led Pakistan to Quarter Finals of the World cup.
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. He was dropped again after one match.
Return to International Cricket (2011)
Sarfraz Ahmed returned to the international team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka in November 2011 and for the subsequent series against Bangladesh and the 2012 Asia Cup. In the final of the tournament 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.
One Day International Centuries
|Sarfraz Ahmed's One Day International centuries|
|1||101*||38||Ireland||Adelaide, Australia||Adelaide Oval||2015||Won|
After Misbah retired from the ODI format of the game, Sarfraz was emerging to be a potential successor. However the PCB went with Azhar Ali for the captaincy and considering Sarfraz led the Pakistan U-19 team, appointed him as the Vice Captain of the ODI as well as the T20 team.
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- "Celebrating Sarfraz's success in a small corner of Uttar Pradesh". Dawn. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- "Sarfraz Ahmed has ‘mamu’ in tears in Etawah". Indian Express. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- "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.