Sarfraz Ahmed

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Sarfraz Ahmed
Personal information
Full name Sarfraz Ahmed
Born (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 28)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper/vice captain
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 198) 14 January 2010 v Australia
Last Test 26 November 2014 v New zeland
ODI debut (cap 156) 18 November 2007 v India
Last ODI 15 March 2015 v Ireland
ODI shirt no. 54
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005/06–2006/07 Karachi Harbour
2005/06–2009 Karachi Dolphins
2006/07–2008/09 Sindh
2006/07–present Pakistan International Airlines
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs T20I FC
Matches 13 38 5 101
Runs scored 832 623 81 5,295
Batting average 43.78 29.67 81.00 41.36
100s/50s 3/4 1/1 0/1 8/39
Top score 112 101* 76* 213*
Catches/stumpings 23/7 36/10 1/2 314/26
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 30 November 2013

Sarfraz Ahmed (born 22 May 1987) is a Wicket-Keeper batsman who plays international cricket for Pakistan. He is the current Vice-Captain of the Pakistan ODI and T20 Cricket team. He is generally an aggressive batsman who can score runs at a brisk pace.

Sarfraz belongs to an Urdu-speaking family of Siddiqui in Karachi.He Has completed his B.E (Electronics) From Dawood University of Engineering and Technology.[1][2] He is also a Hafiz-e-Quran from the age of 10. On 19 May 2015, Sarfraz married Syeda Khushbakht Shah.[3]

Personal Life[edit]

Sarfraz Ahmed married on 19 May,2015 to his cousin Syeda Khusbaht in ceremony held in Karachi

International career[edit]

One Day International[edit]

Sarfraz Ahmed was called up by Pakistan as cover for Kamran Akmal who had a finger injury in the one-day series between India and Pakistan in November 2007. He made his one day international debut in the final match of the series, on 18 November 2007. He didn't get a chance to bat as Pakistan had won the match before he was needed to bat.

In 2008, Sarfraz Ahmed was selected ahead of Kamran Akmal for the Asia Cup.

In 2015, Sarfraz was selected for 2015 Cricket World Cup but did not get a chance in the to play in first four matches, he was selected for Pakistan's fifth match of the event against South Africa he scored 49 runs off 49 balls and took 6 catches as wicket keeper to equal the one day international record for most dismissals. He was rewarded with the Man of the match award. In his second match in the world cup he scored 101* against Ireland and he was Man of the Match of that match also and that match led Pakistan to Quarter Finals of the World cup.

Test[edit]

He made his test match debut in Hobart on 14 January 2010, in the third test match against Australia, replacing Kamran Akmal who suffered an "error-ridden performance" in the second test.[4] He was dropped again after one match.

Return to International Cricket (2011)[edit]

Sarfraz Ahmed returned to the international team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka in November 2011 and for the subsequent series against Bangladesh and the 2012 Asia Cup. In the final of the tournament he scored a crucial 46 not out (the highest score from his team) as Pakistan won the match by 2 runs. He was consequently rewarded a Category C contract and selected for Pakistan's next series against Sri Lanka, again for ODIs.

Sri lanka test match (2015)[edit]

Sarfraz Ahmad stabilized the Pakistan Innings by a knock of 96 runs in just 85 balls .He was bowled by Prasad. During his knock he became the 7th Pakistan wicketkeeper to reach 1000 Test runs, in 28 inns, jointly the fastest PAK keeper with Imtiaz Ahmed.he was also the man of match

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Sarfraz Ahmed's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 101* 38  Ireland Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2015 Won

Vice Captaincy[edit]

After Misbah retired from the ODI format of the game, Sarfraz was emerging to be a potential successor. However the PCB went with Azhar Ali for the captaincy and considering Sarfraz led the Pakistan U-19 team, appointed him as the Vice Captain of the ODI as well as the T20 team.

See More[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrating Sarfraz's success in a small corner of Uttar Pradesh". Dawn. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sarfraz Ahmed has ‘mamu’ in tears in Etawah". Indian Express. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Cricketer Sarfraz Ahmed marriage
  4. ^ "Saga ends as dropped Kamran heads for a rest". 13 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.  His unimpressive batting saw him dropped from the team after just one match.