|Full name||Bilal Mustapha Shafayat|
10 July 1984 |
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Batting style||Right Handed Bastman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Rashid Shafayat (brother)|
|Domestic team information|
|2010/11–2011/12||Habib Bank Limited|
|2004/05||National Bank of Pakistan|
|2000–2001||Nottinghamshire Cricket Board|
|Source: Cricinfo, 16 July 2012|
Bilal Mustapha Shafayat (born 10 July 1984, Nottingham) is an English cricketer. He is a middle-order batsman, fast bowler and wicket-keeper. Shafayat was a former captain of the England under-19 side.
He started his career at Nottinghamshire but moved to Northamptonshire in 2005. One early highlight of his career was a catch made for England as a substitute fielder in a Test against New Zealand in 2004. He returned to Nottinghamshire for the 2007 season.
He was the twelfth man in the 2009 Cardiff Test against Australia. He was the focus of a controversy when he came out twice during the final overs of the match as the last pair of England batsmen were trying to save the match. The Australian captain accused the England team of time-wasting.
He was released by Nottinghamshire after the 2010 season. He played domestic First Class cricket in Pakistan in 2010/2011. He played second eleven cricket for Hampshire at the start of 2011 and averaged 239.5 in his two matches before returning to Northamptonshire on a match-by-match basis during the 2011 season, playing for the Second XI and the first team in Twenty20 and List A matches during June and July 2011. He ended the season playing for Wellington in the Birmingham league. In April 2012 he joined Shropshire. In May 2012 he was registered by Hampshire and is available to play even though he does not have a contract with them.
- "Player profile: Bilal Shafayat". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- "Notts release Shafayat and Wood". BBC News. 9 September 2010.
- "Northants sign batsman Shafayat". BBC News. 17 June 2011.
- "League leaders held by Wellington". BBC News. 8 August 2011.