Aftab Ahmed (cricketer, born 1990)

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Not to be confused with the Danish cricketer of the same name born in 1967.
Aftab Ahmed
Personal information
Full nameAftab Ahmed
Born (1990-03-22) 22 March 1990 (age 29)
Denmark
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleAllrounder
International information
National side
Only T20I (cap 16)13 July 2019 v Finland
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
Glostrup Cricket Club KB Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition Twenty20
Matches 8
Runs scored 120
Batting average 17.14
100s/50s –/–
Top score 39
Balls bowled 159
Wickets 8
Bowling average 19.87
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 6/22
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 July 2019

Aftab Ahmed (Urdu: آفتاب احمد‎; born 22 March 1990) is a Danish cricketer. Ahmed is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He is the older brother of Shehzad Ahmed.

Having represented Denmark at Under-19 level,[1] Ahmed was selected for Denmark's squad for the 2011 World Cricket League Division Three in Hong Kong,[2] making his full international debut against Italy. He made a total of six appearances during the tournament,[1] before later that year playing in the European T20 Championship Division One which was held in Jersey and Guernsey.[1]

In March 2012, Denmark took part in the World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates, having qualified for the event by winning the European T20 Championship. Ahmed was selected in Denmark's fourteen man squad for the qualifier,[3] making his Twenty20 debut against Bermuda at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. He made seven further appearances during the competition, the last of which came against Oman,[4] scoring 120 runs at an average of 17.14, with a high score of 37.[5] With the ball, he took 8 wickets in the competition at an average of 19.87, with best figures of 6/22.[6] These figures came against Papua New Guinea and are the seventh best figures in Twenty20 cricket.[7][8]

In August 2012, he was selected in Denmark's fourteen man squad for the World Cricket League Division Four in Malaysia.[9]

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Denmark against Finland in a bilateral serieson 13 July 2019.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Miscellaneous Matches played by Aftab Ahmed". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  2. ^ "World Cricket League Division 3 2011: Squads". www.cricketeurope4.net. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  3. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2011/12 - Denmark squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played by Aftab Ahmed". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Twenty20 Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Aftab Ahmed". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Twenty20 Bowling For Each Team by Aftab Ahmed". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Denmark v Hong Kong, 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Squads and fixtures for World Cricket League Division 4". www.cricketeurope4.net. 8 August 2012. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  10. ^ "1st T20I, Finland tour of Denmark at Brondby, Jul 13 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

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