Nasir Jamshed

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Nasir Jamshed
Personal information
Full nameNasir Jamshed
Born (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 29)
Lahore, Pakistan
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
BowlingSlow-left arm orthodox
RoleOpening Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 210)1–4 February 2013 v South Africa
Last Test14–17 February 2013 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 160)21 January 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI27 November 2013 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.77
T20I debut (cap 48)5 September 2012 v Australia
Last T20I22 November 2013 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2005–presentNational Bank of Pakistan
2012–presentChittagong Kings
2005–presentLahore Lions
2012–Ruhuna Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 2 45 18 102
Runs scored 51 1,443 363 3,178
Batting average 12.75 34.57 21.35 33.10
100s/50s 0/0 3/8 0/2 7/15
Top score 46 112 56 128
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/– 12/– 6/– 34/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 03 December 2013

Nasir Jamshed (Urdu: ناصر جمشید‎; born 6 December 1989) is a Pakistani former cricketer, who is currently banned for ten years for his involvement in spot-fixing.

Previously, he represented Pakistan national cricket team in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. He was a left-handed opening batsman.[1] In February 2017, he was suspended and later banned for one year for his part in the 2017 Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal. In August 2018, he was banned for a further ten years by an independent anti-corruption tribunal.


First-class career[edit]

Nasir made his first-class debut at the age of just 15 and was soon selected to the Pakistan Under-19 cricket team for a series against Sri Lanka, making 204 in the second innings on his debut.[2] At Twenty20 level, he made his debut for the Lahore Lions in April 2005, at the age of 15 years and 140 days, making him the then youngest ever player to play in Twenty20 matches.[3][citation needed]

In the 2005–06 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy series he scored over 800 runs and earned selection in the Patron's XI side to play Zimbabwe. He made 182 runs and within a week was playing ODI cricket for Pakistan.

International career[edit]

In his debut against Zimbabwe, he opened the batting and smashed 61 off just 48 deliveries which saw him win the Man of the Match award. In his second ODI, he hit 74 off 64 balls, becoming only third Pakistani to make consecutive half centuries in first and second matches.

In the 2008 Asia Cup, Jamshed scored two consecutive half centuries, 53 runs against India before he was retired hurt and 52 not out against Bangladesh, at the National Stadium, Karachi.[4][5] From these performances, he has really strengthened his position as an opener in the Pakistani ODI squad. During the Asia Cup 2008 Jamshed's fitness was questioned by the commentators and he visibly seemed over weight. This lack of fitness also lead him to miss the following Twenty20 tournament in Canada, and a 3 match ODI series against the West Indies. His exclusion from the national team continued in January 2009 when he was passed over for Khurram Manzoor during the Sri Lanka ODI series.

He made his first one-day international century against India on 18 March 2012 in Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium Mirpur at the 2012 Asia Cup. He scored 112 off just 104 balls and was involved in a 224 run partnership with Mohammad Hafeez, which is the second best opening partnership for Pakistan against any team and first best partnership against India in one day internationals. They eclipsed Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar's record of 144 runs which was made in 1996.He had a poor ICC World Cup 2015 in which he was dismissed in the single figures thrice and frequently struggled with the pull shot.[6]

T20 Career[edit]

In 2009 he along with veteran Abdul Razzaq set the highest 3rd wicket partnership ever in any forms of T20s(162)[7][8][9]

Fixing allegations and bans[edit]

In February 2017 he was provisionally suspended under the PCB's Anti-Corruption Code as part of an ongoing investigation of the 2017 Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal,[10] and was arrested by Britain's National Crime Agency shortly after. He was banned for one year by PCB on 11 December 2017.[11]

In August 2018, he was banned for a further ten years by an independent anti-corruption tribunal.[12] Jamshed also became ineligible to hold an official position in the Pakistan Cricket Board.[13] In October 2018, an independent adjudicator upheld Jamshed's ban.[14] In February 2019, Jamshed, along with two other men, pleaded not guilty at Manchester Crown Court in England, after they were accused of bribery relating to the Pakistan Super League.[15]


  1. ^ "Player profile: Nasir Jamshed". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Player profile: Nasir Jamshed". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  3. ^ Records / Twenty20 matches / Individual records (captains, players, umpires) / Youngest players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Asia Cup, 10th Match, Super Four: Pakistan v India at Karachi". ESNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Asia Cup, 12th Match, Super Four: Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi". ESNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  6. ^ Purohit, Abhishek (18 March 2012). "Kohli demolishes Pakistan in record chase". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Records | Twenty20 matches | Partnership records | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Group A: Lahore Lions v Quetta Bears at Lahore, May 26, 2009 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Razzaq century powers Lahore Lions to big win". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Jamshed provisionally suspended by PCB". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Pakistan hands 1 year ban to Nasir Jamshed in Pakistan Super League spot-fixing row". Deccan Chronicle. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Nasir Jamshed banned for ten years on corruption charges". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  13. ^ Anjum, Yousuf (17 August 2018). "PSL spot-fixing scandal: PCB bans Nasir Jamshed for 10 years". Express Tribune.
  14. ^ "Independent adjudicator upholds Jamshed's 10-year ban". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Nasir Jamshed set to face bribery trial in December". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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