Shadab Khan

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Shadab Khan
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Shadab Khan in 2017
Personal information
Full nameShadab Khan
Born (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 22)
Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan
BowlingLeg break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 227)30 April 2017 v West Indies
Last Test5 August 2020 v England
ODI debut (cap 211)7 April 2017 v West Indies
Last ODI4 April 2021 v South Africa
T20I debut (cap 73)26 March 2017 v West Indies
Last T20I22 December 2020 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
2015Rawalpindi Rams
2017–presentIslamabad United
2017Trinbago Knight Riders
2017Brisbane Heat
2019Guyana Amazon Warriors
2019/20Dhaka Platoon
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I
Matches 6 43 46
Runs scored 300 337 183
Batting average 33.33 25.92 14.07
100s/50s 0/3 0/3 0/0
Top score 56 59 42
Balls bowled 954 2,088 987
Wickets 14 59 53
Bowling average 36.64 29.70 22.62
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/31 4/28 4/14
Catches/stumpings 3/– 8/– 15/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 April 2021

Shadab Khan (born 4 October 1998) is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national cricket team.[1] He was born in Mianwali, a city in northwest Punjab, Pakistan. In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[2][3]

On 18 December 2020, Khan captained the Pakistan team for the first time in an international match, when he led the side in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand.[4]

Domestic and T20 franchise career[edit]

He made his List A debut on 20 April 2016 for Islamabad in the 2016 Pakistan Cup.[5] On 26 August 2016, he made his Twenty20 debut for Rawalpindi in the 2016–17 National T20 Cup.[6] After his impressive performance in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, he was signed to play for Trinbago Knight Riders in the 2017 Caribbean Premier League.[7] Later in 2017, Khan signed with the Brisbane Heat for the 7th season of the Big Bash League.[8]

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Edmonton Royals franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[9]

International career[edit]

In March 2017, he was named in Pakistan's limited overs squad for their matches against the West Indies.[10] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan against the West Indies on 26 March 2017.[11] He recorded the most economical figures for a bowler completing their four overs on debut in a T20I.[12] The following month, he was added to Pakistan's Test squad for their series against the West Indies.[13]

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Pakistan against the West Indies on 7 April 2017.[14] He made his Test debut for Pakistan, also against the West Indies, on 30 April 2017.[15] He was part of Pakistan's 2017 Champions Trophy winning squad. In September 2017, he was named as the PCB's Emerging Player of the Year.[16]

On 16 October 2017 against Sri Lanka, Shadab scored his maiden ODI fifty. Shadab, along with Babar Azam made a partnership of 109 and slowly built the innings towards 200. When bowling, Shadab took early breakthroughs in the low scoring game taking three wickets. Pakistan won the match by 32 runs and Shadab was adjudged man of the match for his all-round performances.[17]

In April 2019, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[18][19] Three days after Shadab was named in Pakistan's World Cup squad, he was ruled out of Pakistan's preceding tour of England with a virus.[20][21] He was replaced by Yasir Shah for the matches against England.[22] Ahead of the third ODI match against England, Pakistan's captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, confirmed that Shadab has recovered and would be fit enough to play at the World Cup.[23] On 23 June 2019, in Pakistan's World Cup match against South Africa, Shadab took his 50th wicket in ODIs.[24]

In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic.[25][26] However, on 22 June 2020, Khan was one of three players from Pakistan's squad to test positive for COVID-19.[27] Although he had shown no previous symptoms of the virus,[28] he was advised to go into a period of self-isolation.[29] In July, he was shortlisted in Pakistan's 20-man squad for the Test matches against England.[30][31] On 28 August 2020, in the first T20I match against England, Shadab took his 50th wicket in the format.[32]


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  18. ^ "Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
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  24. ^ "World Cup 2019: Pakistan eliminate South Africa from semi-finals race with 49-run win". India Today. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Haider Ali the new face as Pakistan name 29-man touring party for England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  26. ^ "Haider Ali named in 29-player squad for England tour". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  27. ^ "Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali test positive for Covid-19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  28. ^ "Three Pakistan players test positive for coronavirus ahead of England tour". The National. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
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  30. ^ "Pakistan shortlist players for England Tests". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  31. ^ "Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed in 20-man Pakistan squad for England Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  32. ^ "Rain threat again as England, Pakistan prepare for second T20I". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 August 2020.

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