Khurram Khan

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Khurram Khan
Personal information
Full name Khurram Khan
Born (1971-06-21) 21 June 1971 (age 45)
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting style Left-handed batsman
Bowling style Left-arm slow orthodox
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 23) 16 July 2004 v India
Last ODI 15 March 2015 v West Indies
T20I debut (cap 6) 17 March 2014 v Netherlands
Last T20I 21 March 2014 v Zimbabwe
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC List A
Matches 10 3 23 76
Runs scored 427 73 1696 2715
Batting average 53.37 24.33 44.63 46.01
100s/50s 1/3 0/0 4/10 5/23
Top score 132* 31 121* 138
Balls bowled 456 6 2680 2633
Wickets 12 1 34 80
Bowling average 31.66 8.00 31.91 24.91
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match - - 0 -
Best bowling 4-32 1-8 6-98 4-25
Catches/stumpings 5/- 2/- 22/- 26/-
Source: [1], 4 December 2014

Khurram Khan (Urdu: خرم خان‎; born 21 June 1971) is a United Arab Emirates cricketer who has played two One Day Internationals for the United Arab Emirates.

In 2014, Khurram became the oldest player to score an ODI hundred as his unbeaten 132 helped his team to a six-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Dubai.


He has been playing for the UAE since 2001 when he turned out for the team at the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada where he played ten games over the course of the two-week tournament. With 243 runs over eight innings, Khurram had the highest batting average of the UAE team with 60.75, though Ahmed Nadeem and Arshad Ali both made more runs. He also bowled the most for UAE, taking 19 wickets in his 95 overs, at a bowling average of 13.52 - taking joint third-most wickets of the tournament, behind Roland Lefebvre and Soren Vestergaard.

Despite Khurram's performances, the UAE finished fifth at the tournament, and failed to qualify for the 2003 World Cup. Khurram was named captain for the ICC Six Nations Challenge in March 2004, a qualifier tournament for the ICC Champions Trophy, and though Khurram was once again leading wicket-taker for the UAE, the team finished fifth on net run rate, coming last after four other teams on points.

Khurram was retained as captain for the 2004 Asia Cup, however, where the UAE took on the Test nations of India and Sri Lanka. They were eliminated after two group stage matches, though Cricinfo claimed that he and his fellow team-mates "bowled with plenty of discipline and control" [2] in the first match against India, and "a maturity far beyond their experience" [3] in the second match.

Khurram got one wicket in his first match, with the last ball of a ten-over spell, and took four for 32 in ten overs against Sri Lanka, including the top scorer of the innings Avishka Gunawardene who lofted a catch to the deep for 73. He was the leading bowler as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 239, but only contributed with eight runs in the chase as UAE were bowled out for 123 and knocked out of the tournament.

Khurram has played four matches at the ICC Intercontinental Cup, three in 2004 and one in 2005, scoring 329 runs with four fifties and taking eight wickets. He has not been the leading wicket-taker in that tournament, with Ali Asad outperforming him with 35 scalps in five matches.

Khurram was captain at the 2005 ICC Trophy, leading his team to a fifth place play-off where the winner would qualify for the 2007 World Cup. After bowling eight overs without a wicket at the Dutch batsmen, Khurram was dismissed for six in the UAE's total of 142, and the UAE lost by 143 runs to miss out on a World Cup berth. Three months later, Khurram had to declare himself unavailable for the semi-final of the 2005 Intercontinental Cup, with Arshad Ali captaining the side in his place. [4]

He scored his only ODI century of 132* against Afghanistan. With this century, he became the oldest ever player to score a ODI century at the age of 43, passing Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya, who scored his final century when he was at 39 years of age.

In June 2015, following the UAE's defeat to Ireland in the 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup, Khurram announced his retirement from international cricket.[1]


International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Khurram Khan's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 132* 9  Afghanistan United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates ICC Academy 2014 Won


ODI awards[edit]

Man of the Match award[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1 Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla 17 July 2004 10-0-32-4; 8 (24 balls)
2 Afghanistan ICC Academy, Dubai 30 November 2014 6-0-35-1, 1 catch; 132* (138 balls: 17x4, 1x6)


  1. ^ "Khurram Khan retires from international cricket". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Wu, Andrew (23 December 2015). "Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood, Meg Lanning claim major ICC player awards". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Steven Smith claims top ICC awards". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 

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