Arshad Khan (cricketer)

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Arshad Khan
Personal information
Born (1971-03-22) March 22, 1971 (age 47)
Peshawar, Pakistan
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 149) 17 November 1997 v West Indies
Last Test 24 March 2005 v India
ODI debut (cap 87) 1 February 1993 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 11 February 2006 v India
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs
Matches 9 58
Runs scored 31 133
Batting average 12.09
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 9* 20
Balls bowled 2538 2823
Wickets 32 56
Bowling average 30.00 34.78
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 5/38 4/33
Catches/stumpings -/- 10/-
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 19 February 2006

Arshad Khan (Urdu: ارشد خان‎, born March 22, 1971) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler.

Arshad was first picked to play against the West Indies during the 1997–98 season, and the following year, was part of the team which won the Asian Test Championship at Dhaka against Sri Lanka. He captained Pakistan in the 1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur. He was a regular inclusion in the Pakistani side until 2001.[1]

Four years later, a strong performance in the Pakistani domestic championship meant that Arshad earned a recall for Pakistan's 2005 tour of India. He performed credibly, particularly in the Bangalore Test, which Pakistan won in the last session to draw the series.[1]

He toured the Caribbean in May 2005, and has retained his place for the upcoming England series.[1]

During the 2005 One Day International series against England, Arshad was used in the second and fifth matches and proved effective at repressing the England batsmen, allowing very few runs to be scored off him and also taking wickets. During the fifth match, his economy was just over 3 runs per over – a very good figure for any bowler, especially a spinner.[1][2]

A tall man at 6'4", Arshad bowls in a classical off-spinner's mould, preferring a nagging line to any great variation[1].

Khan now lives in Sydney, Australia. [3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Arshad Khan". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ BBC scorecards Results of the 2005 Pakistan versus England tour.
  3. ^ "Arshad Khan now drives taxi in Sydney". The Nation. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.