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Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
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Afridi during Pakistan's tour of New Zealand in December 2010
Personal information
Full name Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
Born (1980-03-01) 1 March 1980 (age 36)
Khyber, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Nickname Boom Boom Afridi[1]
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg spin
Role All-rounder
Relations Javed Afridi (Cousin)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 153) 22 October 1998 v Australia
Last Test 13 July 2010 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 109) 2 October 1996 v Kenya
Last ODI 20 March 2015 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 10
T20I debut (cap 8) 28 Aug 2006 v England
Last T20I 25 March 2016 v Australia
T20I shirt no. 10
Domestic team information
Years Team
1995–Present Karachi Region & Karachi Dolphins
1997–Present Habib Bank Limited
2001 Leicestershire
2003 Derbyshire
2003–04 Griqualand West
2004 Kent
2007–2008 Sind
2010 Southern Redbacks
2008 Deccan Chargers
2011–2012 Hampshire
2011 Melbourne Renegades
2011–2012[2] Dhaka Gladiators
2012 Ruhuna Royals
2016 - present Peshawar Zalmi
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 27 398 82 112
Runs scored 1,716 8,064 1,218 5,689
Batting average 36.51 23.57 19.03 31.60
100s/50s 5/8 6/39 0/4 12/31
Top score 156 124 54* 164
Balls bowled 3,194 17,670 1,790 13,549
Wickets 48 395 83 263
Bowling average 35.60 34.51 23.71 26.80
5 wickets in innings 1 9 0 8
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/52 7/12 4/11 6/101
Catches/stumpings 10/– 127/– 20/– 77/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 March 2015
Pride of Performance Award Recipient
Date 2010
Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented by Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Shahid Khan Afridi (Urdu: شاہدآفریدی‎; Pashto: شاهد اپریدی‎; born 1980)[4] is a Pakistani professional cricketer and captain of the Twenty20 franchise Peshawar Zalmi. Formerly he was also captain of the Pakistan national cricket team.[5] Considered as a legend in Pakistani cricket history, Afridi is regarded as one of the greatest big-hitting cricketers of all time. He also holds a record of taking most wickets(97) and most player-of-the match awards in Twenty20 International cricket.[6]

He is known for his aggressive batting style,[7] and previously held the record for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket,.[8] Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is leading the chart of most T20I wickets with 92 wickets from 92 matches.[9] Shahid Afridi has signed to play for Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash league.[10]

In June 2009, Afridi took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Younus Khan, and was later appointed ODI captain for the 2010 Asia Cup. In his first match as ODI captain against Sri Lanka he scored a century however Pakistan still lost by 16 runs. He then also took over the Test captaincy but resigned after one match in charge citing lack of form and ability to play Test cricket; at the same time he announced his retirement from Tests. He retained the captaincy in limited-overs form of the game and led the team in the 2011 World Cup. In May 2011, having led Pakistan in 34 ODIs, Afridi was replaced as captain. Later that month he announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). However, in October he reversed his decision. He is also plays for and is the captain of Peshawar Zalmi which is owned by his cousin Javed Afridi in Pakistan Super League.[11]

UNICEF and Pakistani authorities have taken Shahid Afridi on board for its anti-polio campaign in the tribal belt of lawless Waziristan region.[12]


Afridi was born on 1 March 1980 in Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. He is from the Afridi tribe of Pashtuns. He is cousin of Javed Afridi, CEO of Haier Pakistan.[4][11] Afridi is married to Nadia and has four daughters.[13]

International career

In October 1996 at the age of 16 years, Afridi was drafted into the ODI team during the four-nation Sameer Cup 1996–97 as a leg spinner as a replacement for the injured Mushtaq Ahmed.[14][15] He made his debut on 2 October against Kenya, however he didn't bat and went wicketless.[16] In the next match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of a pinch-hitter. In his first international innings, Afridi broke the record for fastest century in ODI cricket, reaching his hundred from 37 balls. The eleven sixes he struck also equaled the record for most in an ODI innings.[17][nb 1] Aged 16 years and 217 days, Afridi became the youngest player to score an ODI century.[19] Pakistan posted a total of 371, at the time the second-highest in ODIs, and won by 82 runs; Afridi was named man of the match.[17] The record for fastest century in ODI was broken by New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson on 1 January 2014 who hit 131* runs from 36 balls and is now held by South-African cricketer AB de Villiers who made a century from 31 balls on 18 January 2015 against West Indies.[20]

Afridi with his team mates during the 2009 World Twenty20 in June 2009

Two years after appearing on the international scene, Afridi made his Test debut in the third game of a three-match series against Australia on 22 October 1998.[21] By this point he had already played 66 ODIs, at the time a record before playing Tests.[22] He opened the batting, making scores of 10 and 6, and took five wickets in the first innings.[21] He played his second Test the following January during Pakistan's tour of India; it was the first Test between the two countries since 1990.[23] Again opening the batting, Afridi scored his maiden Test century, scoring 141 runs from 191 balls. In the same match he also claimed three wickets for 54 runs.[24] After winning the first match by 12 runs, Pakistan lost the second to draw the series.[25]

In 2001, Afridi signed a contract to represent Leicestershire. In five first-class matches he scored 295 runs at an average of 42.14, including a highest score of 164,[26] and took 11 wickets at an average of 46.45;[27] Afridi also played 11 one day matches for the club, scoring 481 runs at an average of 40.08[28] and taking 18 wickets at 24.04.[29] His highest score of 95 came from 58 balls in a semi-final of the C&G Trophy to help Leicestershire beat Lancashire by seven wickets.[30] Derbyshire County Cricket Club signed Afridi to play for them in the first two months of the 2003 English cricket season.[31] In June 2004 Afridi signed with English county side Kent to play for them in three Twenty20 matches and one Totesport League match.[32]

An innings-by-innings breakdown of Afridi's Test match batting career up to 30 December 2007, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line)

Afridi made his presence felt in the third Test against India in March 2005, scoring a quick-fire second-innings half-century and taking five wickets in the match (including Tendulkar twice) to help Pakistan to win the game and register a series draw.[33] In April Afridi struck what at the time was the equal second-fastest century in ODIs; he reached 100 off 45 deliveries against India, sharing the record with West Indian Brian Lara.[34] Afridi was more consistent with his batting and bowling throughout 2005, starting with the tours of India and West Indies and through to the England tour. The Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer helped Afridi to reach a fuller potential by improving his shot selection and giving him free rein over his batting attitude.

On 21 November 2005, Shahid Afridi was banned for a Test match and two ODIs for deliberately damaging the pitch in the second match of the three-Test series against England. Television cameras pictured him scraping his boots on the pitch scuffing the surface when play was held up after a gas canister exploded. Afridi later pleaded guilty to a level three breach of the ICC code of conduct relating to the spirit of the game. Match referee Roshan Mahanama said: "This ban should serve as a message to players that this type of behaviour is not allowed."[35][36][37]

On 12 April 2006, Afridi announced a temporary retirement from Test cricket so that he could concentrate on ODIs, with a particular focus on the 2007 World Cup, and to spend more time with his family. He said he would consider reversing his decision after the World Cup. Afridi had played ten Tests since being recalled to the side in January 2005, averaging 47.44 with the bat including four centuries.[38] However, on 27 April he reversed his decision, saying that "[Woolmer] told me that I am one of the main players in the team and squad and that Pakistan really needed me".[39] Before Pakistan toured England in July to September, Afridi played for Ireland as an overseas player in the C&G Trophy.[39] In six matches, he scored 128 runs[40] and took seven wickets.[41] England won the four-match Test series 3–0;[42] Afridi played two matches, scoring 49 runs[43] and took three wickets.[44] It was the last Test cricket Afridi played until 2010.[45]

Afridi was charged on 8 February 2007 of bringing the game into disrepute after he was seen on camera thrusting his bat at a spectator who swore at him on his way up the steps after being dismissed. Afridi was given a four-game ODI suspension, the minimum possible ban for such an offence, meaning that he would miss Pakistan's first two 2007 World Cup matches. The PCB and Afridi chose not to appeal the ban, despite feeling that the punishment was excessively harsh.[46]

In the 2007 World Twenty20, he performed poorly with the bat but brilliantly with the ball, earning the Man of the Series award, though he failed to take a wicket in the final and was out for a golden duck. But in the next ICC Twenty20 World Cup, held in 2009 Afridi performed brilliantly in the series scoring 50 runs in the semi-final and 54 in the final and leading his team to victory.

Captaincy (2009–2011)

Shortly after Pakistan won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 the captain Younis Khan announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) subsequently announced that Shahid Afridi had taken over as captain in T20Is; the appointment was initially for one match, with a decision on the permanent replacement to be made later.[47] On 31 January 2010, Afridi was caught on camera biting into the ball towards the end of the 5th Commonwealth Bank ODI series in Australia.[48] Later Afridi pleaded guilty to ball tampering and he was banned from two Twenty20 internationals.[49]

In March 2010 the board announced that Shahid Afridi had been appointed ODI captain in place of the sacked Mohammad Yousuf he led Pakistan in the 2010 Asia Cup and during his first three matches as ODI captain he scored two centuries against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh he finished as the tournaments highest runscorer with 384 runs from 3 matches.

On 25 May 2010, Afridi was appointed captain of the national team in all three formats, after he announced his return to Test cricket.[50] In July 2010, Afridi captained Pakistan in the first Test of the series at Lord's against Australia. He scored 31 off 15 deliveries in the first innings and 2 in the second but was dismissed succumbing to rash strokes in both the innings. After the match, he announced retirement from Test cricket again citing lack of temperament for Test cricket as the reason.[51] Afridi was officially removed from the Test squad on the England tour, but after the spot-fixing scandal saw Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Test captain Salman Butt temporarily suspended by the International Cricket Council, he stated that he might return to Test cricket if "the team needs it".[52] According to a representative of Afridi, he had voiced his concerns about Mazhar Majeed – who had approached Pakistan's players – in June.[53] Majeed also confirmed that he approached Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Younis Khan and Saeed Ajmal but all off them refused to be affiliated with him of his fixing menace. Worth mentioning is that the four names given above were not associated in the original scandal and that no disciplinary action have been taken against them by the sports governing body the International Cricket Council.[54]

Afridi's results in international matches[55]
  Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied No result
Test[56] 27 9 9 9 0
ODI[57] 398 218 170 1 9
T20I[58] 80 48 31 1

In October, Afridi stated in an interview with Express News that the squad had been selected without his consultation; the PCB gave him an official warning for the interview.[59] Coach Waqar Younis also expressed his unhappiness at having no input in selection, however Mohsin Khan, the chief selector, defended the decision, stating "it is not written down in the PCB constitution that the coach and captain(s) must have a say in the selection of any squad".[60] Pakistan lost the series 3–2.

Afridi in the field during a 50-over warm-up match against Somerset at the County Ground, Taunton, during Pakistan's 2010 tour of England.

The team toured New Zealand between December 2010 and February 2011 for two Tests, six ODIs, and three T20Is. Pakistan lost the first two T20Is but won the third; in final match Afridi became the first cricketer to reach 50 international wickets in the format.[61] In the same match, he also became the first cricketer to have completed the double of 500 runs and 50 wickets in the T20 Internationals.[62] When Pakistan's squad for the 2011 World Cup was announced no captain was named; Afridi, the incumbent ODI captain and Misbah-ul-Haq, the Test captain, were the front runners for the position.[63] Pakistan lost the first match against New Zealand by 8-wickets, the second match got rained out and in the third Mohammad Hafeez scored a century and Afridi scored a blistering 65 from just 25 balls. The following match was a tight game but Pakistan prevailed by two-wickets thanks to three boundaries from Sohail Tanvir, the match was set up by a 93 not out from Misbah-ul-Haq. The fifth ODI was won for Pakistan by 43 runs courtesy of a maiden ODI-century from Ahmed Shehzad. Afridi helped in the lower order by scoring 24 and taking two crucial top order wickets to help guide Pakistan to a 43-run victory and their first ODI series win in two years.[64]

After gaining victory as a captain against New Zealand, the PCB declared Shahid Afridi as Pakistan's captain for the 2011 World Cup. In Pakistan's opening match of the tournament, Afridi took 5 wickets for 16 runs against Kenya, giving him the best bowling figures by a Pakistan bowler in a World Cup.[65] In the following match against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan won, Afridi claimed for more wickets to help his side to victory and became the second player to have scored 4,000 runs and taken 300 wickets in ODIs.[66][nb 2] He claimed 17 wickets from 6 matches in the first round of the Cup, including a five-wicket haul against Canada,[67] as Pakistan finished top of their group and progressed to the next stage.[68] After beating the West Indies in the quarter-final, with Afridi taking four wickets,[69] Pakistan were knocked out of the semi-finals in a 29-run defeat to India.[70] Afridi was the tournament's joint-leading wicket-taker with 21 wickets, level with India's Zaheer Khan, even though Afridi had played one match less than him.[71]

Soon after the World Cup Pakistan toured the West Indies for a T20I, five ODIs, and two Tests. Pakistan lost the only T20I[72] but won the ODI series that followed 3–2.[73] Afridi took two wickets and scored 28 runs in the series.[74][75] The coach, Waqar Younis, fell out with Afridi and in his report on the tour criticised Afridi, saying "as a captain he is very immature, has poor discipline, lacks a gameplan and is unwilling to listen to others' opinions or advice".[76] After the series, on 19 May the PCB replaced Afridi as ODI captain with Misbah-ul-Haq for the two-match ODI series against Ireland later that month. In 34 ODIs as captain, Afridi led his side to 18 wins and 15 defeats.[77] Afridi subsequently withdrew from the touring squad, citing the illness of his father.[78]

Conditional retirement and return (2011–present)

On 30 May Afridi announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the PCB. The condition on his return was that the board be replaced.[79] The PCB suspended Afridi's central contract, fined him 4.5 million rupees ($52,300), and revoked his no-objection certificate (NOC) which allowed Afridi to play for Hampshire. Afridi filed a petition with the Sindh High Court to overturn the sanctions. On 15 June, Afridi withdrew his petition after an out of court settlement and the PCB reinstated his NOC.[80] When the PCB's central contracts were renewed in August, Afridi's was allowed to lapse.[81] In October he withdrew his retirement as Ijaz Butt had been replaced as chairman of the PCB. [82] Two weeks after his announcement, Afridi was included in Pakistan's squad to face Sri Lanka in three ODIs and a T20I.[83] In November 2011, Afridi became the only cricketer to score a half-century and take five wickets on two separate occasions in ODIs.[84] Afridi achieved this feat in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka which helped Pakistan to secure the one-day series.[85] He also became the first person to score 50 in his 50th T20 International (he is the only one to have played 50 T20Is as of 9 July 2012). Afridi holds the most Player of the Match awards with 7, one above Sanath Jayasuriya and Kevin Pietersen who are both tied in 2nd place with 6.[62]

In 2013 during the first ODI game against the West Indies in Guyana, Afridi finished with figures of 7/12, the second best ODI bowling figures of all time.[86][87]

In July 2014, he played for the Rest of the World side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's.[88]

Afridi announced his retirement from ODI cricket after 2015 Cricket World Cup. Pakistan lost to Australia in the quarter final and lost the tournament.

In March 2016, Pakistan was eliminated from the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 after losing to India, New Zealand and Australia. There were talks about this being Afridi's 'last Twenty20' and he said after the loss to Australia that he would think about retiring and announce it within a week.[89] On 3 April 2016, he announced he will not be retiring, but instead just step down as Twenty20 Captain.[90]

2016 ICC World Twenty20

In March 2016, Pakistan was unable to make it to the semi-finals in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 after losing to New Zealand, India and Australia. Before Australia's match, the PCB hinted at Afridi's retirement. However, he went against their decision after the match and announced that he would make the decision himself after consulting family and other iconic players beforehand and also announce it in Pakistan.[91] He also stated that 'as a player, I am fit. As a captain, I am not fit'.[92] Former Australian player Ian Chappell praised his honesty in this confession.

Waqar Younis, the head coach, was initially blamed and he accepted responsibility and offered to retire. However, a 6-page report by Younis was later leaked by the PCB to the media where he was shown to be pointing much of the blame onto Afridi. First Younis claimed that Afridi was 'unfair' to new cricketer Mohammad Nawaz by calling him up to bowl in the Asia Cup 2016 because it 'destroyed the youngster's confidence' after he gave 38-runs in 3 overs. Younis went on to accuse Afridi of being 'non-serious' in the game along with saying that he missed training sessions and meetings. He also said that Afridi showed poor performance with the bat, ball and as a captain and was clearly not listened to by other players.[93] Younis expressed great anger on the report being leaked as it led to fans criticising him for shifting the blame onto Afridi instead of accepting equal responsibility.[94] Manager Intikhab Alam also called Afridi 'clueless' in the 3 matches but said Younis was unable to ensure that the players were physically fit.[95]

Afridi was asked to appear to the enquiry committee, made up of Misbah-ul-Haq and other iconic players, who would hear his view on the situation. However, it was said he refused to until it was revealed that his daughter was in hospital undergoing surgery at the time. He opted to be interviewed by phone.[96]

Days after the match, Afridi posted a video on Twitter, in which he apologised to all his fans for the teams disappointing performance. He said he didn't care about what others were saying about him and only wanted to answer to his fans and wanted to apologise for letting them and Pakistan down. Despite earlier criticism, many fans commented and circulated that he should not be sorry, with many from India supporting him. Even during his arrival from Dubai back to Pakistan, a few days after the rest of the team, fans chanted 'Boom Boom Afridi' at the airport amidst high security.[97]

In April 2016, he finally announced he was stepping down as T20I captain, but was not retiring. He said he wanted to "continue to play the game for my country".[98] Sarfraz Ahmed was appointed as Pakistan's T20I captain following Afridi's resignation.[99]

Playing style

Afridi bowling his stock leg-spin delivery


His general style of batting is very aggressive and attack oriented and has earned him the nickname "Boom Boom Afridi". Moreover, out of the seven fastest ODI centuries of all time, Afridi has produced three of them.[100] As of May 2013, he has an ODI strike rate of 114.53 runs per 100 balls, the third highest in the game's history.[101] This attitude has been transferred to Test cricket as well, with Afridi scoring at a relatively high strike rate of 86.97.

He hits many sixes long and high, favouring straight down the ground or over midwicket. His trademark shot is a cross-batted flick to the leg-side to a ball outside off stump. However, his aggressive style increases his risk of getting out and he is one of the most inconsistent batsmen in cricket. This is reflected by the fact that he is the only player to score more than 7,000 ODI runs at an average under 25.[102] Afridi is the only player in the world who has scored 1,000 runs and 50 wickets in the T20 format of the game.[103] Afridi has moved about the batting order, and this lack of consistency has made it difficult for him to settle. In the Indian subcontinent, where the ball quickly loses its shine, he prefers to open the batting however elsewhere he prefers to bat at number six.[104]


Having started as a fast bowler, Afridi decided to start bowling spin after he was told he was throwing. He modelled himself on Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir.[4] Afridi began his career as primarily a bowler, however after scoring the fastest century in his maiden ODI innings more was expected of him with the bat. He considers himself a better bowler than batsman.[104] While he is renowned for his aggressive batting, he is also a handy leg-spinner capable of producing a good mix of wicket taking balls.[105] He has over 350 International wickets, most of which are from the ODI format. While his stock ball is the leg break, his armoury also includes the conventional off break and a "quicker one" which he can deliver in the style of a medium-pacer, reaching speeds of around 130 km/h (81 mph).[106] He bowls at a high speed for a spinner, resulting in lesser turn, and relying more on variations in speed. He occasionally sends down a bouncer to a batsman, which is very rare for a spin bowler.

Charity work

In March 2014, Shahid Afridi established his foundation "Shahid Afridi Foundation" which aims to provide healthcare and education facilities in Pakistan. He was also named among world's most charitable athletes by Do Something in August 2015.[107][108]

Five-wicket hauls

One Day International five-wicket hauls

No. Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 27 October 2000 Gaddafi Stadium  England 1 10 40 5 4.00 Won[109]
2 14 September 2004 Edgbaston Cricket Ground  Kenya 1 6 1 5 1.83 Won[110]
3 22 April 2009 DSC Cricket Stadium  Australia 1 10 38 6 3.80 Won[111]
4 23 February 2011 Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium  Kenya 1 8 16 5 2.00 Won[112]
5 3 March 2011 R Premadasa Stadium  Canada 1 10 23 5 2.30 Won[113]
6 20 November 2011 Sharjah Cricket Stadium  Sri Lanka 1 9.2 35 5 3.75 Won[114]
7 1 December 2011 Shere Bangla National Stadium  Bangladesh 1 6.3 23 5 3.53 Won[115]
8 12 February 2012 Sharjah Cricket Stadium  Afghanistan 1 10 36 5 3.60 Won


9 14 July 2013 Providence Stadium  West Indies 1 9 12 7 1.30 Won[117]


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Shahid Afridi cameo


Year Award Category
2007 Lux Style Awards Most Stylish Sportsperson Won
2011 Lux Style Awards Most Stylish Sportsperson Won

International Centuries

Test centuries

Shahid Afridi's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 141 2  India India Chennai, India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium 1999 Won
2 107 12  West Indies United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2002 Won
3 122 18  West Indies Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados Kensington Oval 2005 Won
4 103 21  India Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium 2006 Drawn
5 156 22  India Pakistan Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 2006 Drawn

One Day International Centuries

Shahid Afridi's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 102 2  Sri Lanka Kenya Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi Gymkhana Club 1996 Won
2 109 65  India Canada Toronto, Canada Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club 1998 Won
3 108* 146  New Zealand United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2002 Won
4 102 204  India India Kanpur, India Green Park Stadium 2005 Won
5 109 294  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Dambulla, Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 2010 Lost
6 124 296  Bangladesh Sri Lanka Dambulla, Bangladesh Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 2010 Won

International awards

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the series awards

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Pakistan in West Indies 2004/05 92 runs with avg. of 30.66. 6 wickets. 2 ct. (3 Matches)  Pakistan Won the series 3-0.[118]
2 Warid Cricket Series 2006/07 74 runs with avg. of 74.00. 3 wickets. (2 Matches)  Pakistan Won the series 2-1.[119]
3 2010 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka 2010 265 runs with avg. of 88.33 ; 3 wickets. (3 Matches)  India Won the series.[120]
4 Sri Lanka vs Pakistan in UAE 2011/12 123 runs with avg. of 30.75 ; 13 wickets (5 Matches)  Pakistan Won the series 4-1.[121]

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi 4 October 1996 102 (40 balls, 6×4, 11×6); 10-0-43-1  Pakistan won by 86 runs.[122]
2 Zimbabwe Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 1 November 1996 10-0-38-0 ; 66 (37 balls, 8x4, 4x6)  Pakistan won by 9 wickets.[123]
3 West Indies Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 20 January 1997 0 (7 balls); 7-0-21-1 ; 1 ct.  Pakistan won by 62 runs.[124]
4 India Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, Toronto 19 September 1998 109 (94 balls, 7x4, 6x6); 6-0-34-0  Pakistan won by 134 runs.[125]
5 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 18 October 1999 58 (50 balls, 2x4, 5x6); 3-1-6-2  Pakistan won by 118 runs.[126]
6 Zimbabwe Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua 5 April 2000 6-0-35-2 ; 69 (69 balls, 5x4, 3x6)  Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[127]
7 England Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 27 October 2000 10-01-40-5 ; 61 (69 balls, 8×4, 1×6)  Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[128]
8 New Zealand Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 12 April 2001 10-0-49-2 ; 70 (43 balls, 7x4, 6x6)  Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[129]
9 Zimbabwe Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 28 October 2001 67 (81 balls, 3x4, 5x6); 8-1-21-2  Pakistan won by 106 runs.[130]
10 Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 25 January 2002 10-1-38-2 ; 83 (44 balls, 6x4, 7x6)  Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[131]
11 New Zealand Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 15 April 2002 4-0-19-0 ; 108* (92 balls, 7x4, 8x6)  Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[132]
12 Netherlands SSC Ground, Colombo 21 September 2002 10-3-18-3 ; 55* (18 balls, 4x4, 6x6)  Pakistan won by 9 wickets.[133]
13 Kenya Edgbaston, Birmingham 14 September 2004 6-1-11-5 ; 1 ct. ; 3 (4 balls)  Pakistan won by 7 wickets.[134]
14 India Green Park, Kanpur 15 April 2005 6-0-33-0 ; 102 (46 balls, 10x4, 9x6)  Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[135]
15 West Indies Beausejour, Gros Islet 22 May 2005 56 (30 balls, 6x4, 2x6); 6-0-35-0  Pakistan won by 22 runs.[136]
16 Sri Lanka SSC Ground, Colombo 22 March 2006 10-0-37-3 ; 1 (2 balls)  Pakistan won by 4 wickets.[137]
17 Sri Lanka Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 18 May 2007 10-0-43-0 ; 73* (34 balls, 8x4, 4x6)  Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[138]
18 South Africa Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 23 October 2007 10-0-37-3 ; 2 ct. ; 32 (18 balls, 4x4, 2x6)  Pakistan won by 6 wickets.[139]
19 Zimbabwe Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan 27 January 2008 85 (52 balls, 2×4, 6×6); 10-0-60-1  Pakistan won by 37 runs.[140]
20 Australia DSC Stadium, Dubai 22 April 2009 10-0-38-6 ; 24 (16 balls, 5x4)  Pakistan won by 4 wickets.[141]
21 New Zealand Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 3 November 2009 70 (50 balls, 4x4, 3x6); 10-0-46-2  Pakistan won by 138 runs.[142]
22 Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla 15 June 2010 10-0-43-1 ; 109 (76 balls, 8x4, 7x6)  Sri Lanka won by 16 runs.[143]
23 Bangladesh Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla 21 June 2010 124 (60 balls, 17x4, 4x6); 10-0-54-1  Pakistan won by 139 runs.[144]
24 Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 26 February 2011 16 (12 balls, 3x4); 10-0-34-4 ; 1 ct.  Pakistan won by 11 runs.[145]
25 Canada R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 3 March 2011 20 (17 balls, 2×4); 10-0-23-5  Pakistan won by 46 runs.[146]
26 Sri Lanka DSC Stadium, Dubai 11 November 2011 9.3-0-27-3 ; DNB  Pakistan won by 8 wickets.[147]
27 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 20 November 2011 75 (65 balls, 4x4, 3x6); 9.2-0-35-5 ; 1 ct.  Pakistan won by 26 runs.[148]
28 Bangladesh Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 1 December 2011 6.3-0-23-5 ; 24 (23 balls, 4x4)  Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[149]
29 Afghanistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 10 February 2012 10-0-36-5 ; DNB.  Pakistan won by 7 wickets.[150]
30 Bangladesh Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 22 March 2012 32 (22 balls, 4x4, 1x6); 10-1-28-1  Pakistan won by 2 runs.[151]
31 West Indies Providence Stadium, Guyana 14 July 2013 76 (55 balls, 6×4, 5×6); 9-3-12-7 ; 1 ct.  Pakistan won by 126 runs.[152]
32 South Africa DSC Stadium, Dubai 1 November 2013 26 (20 balls, 4x4); 5.4-0-26-3  Pakistan won by 66 runs.[153]
33 Bangladesh Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 4 March 2014 10-0-64-0 ; 59 (25 balls, 2x4, 7x6)  Pakistan won by 3 wickets.[154]

Twenty20 International Cricket

Player of the Series Awards

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2007 ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa 2012 Runs: 91 (46 balls: 9×4, 4x6), Ave – 15.16, SR – 197.82
Field: 12 wickets ; 2 ct.
 India beat  Pakistan in the final.[155]
2 Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE 2009/10 Runs: 46 (55 balls: 3×4, 2x6), Ave – 23.00, SR – 139.39
Field: 3 wickets
 Pakistan won the series 2-0.[156]
3 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE 2013/14 Runs: 67 (33 balls: 4×4, 5x6), Ave – 67.00, SR – 203.03
Field: 1 wicket, 1 ct.

Man of the Match Awards

# Series Date Opponent Match Performance Result
1 Pakistan in England 28 August 2006 England 4-0-28-0 ; 28 (10 balls: 5x4, 1x6)  Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[158]
2 2007 ICC World Twenty20 12 September 2007 Scotland 22 (7 balls: 1x4, 2x6); 4-0-19-4  Pakistan won by 51 runs.[159]
3 Pakistan v Australia in UAE 7 May 2009 Australia 4-1-14-3 ; 1 ct. ; DNB  Pakistan won by 7 wickets.[160]
4 2009 ICC World Twenty20 18 June 2009 South Africa 51 (34 balls: 8x4); 4-0-16-2  Pakistan won by 7 runs.[161]
5 2009 ICC World Twenty20 21 June 2009 Sri Lanka 4-0-20-1 ; 54* (40 balls: 2x4, 2x6)  Pakistan won World Twenty20 by 8 wickets.[162]
6 Pakistan in Sri Lanka 12 August 2009 Sri Lanka 50 (37 balls: 4x4, 2x6); 4-0-21-1  Pakistan won by 52 runs.[163]
7 Pakistan in Sri Lanka 3 June 2012 Sri Lanka 52* (33 balls: 5x4, 1x6); 4-0-17-2 ; 1 ct.  Pakistan won by 23 runs.[164]
8 Pakistan in West Indies 27 July 2013 West Indies 4-0-24-0 ; 46 (27 balls: 4x4, 2x6)  Pakistan won by 2 wickets.[165]
9 Pakistan v Sri Lanka in UAE 11 December 2013 Sri Lanka 4-0-20-1 ; 1 ct. ; 39* (20 balls: 2x4, 3x6)  Pakistan won by 3 wickets.[166]
10 Pakistan in New Zealand 15 January 2016 New Zealand 23 (8 balls: 2x4, 2x6); 4-1-26-2 ; 3 ct. ; 1 run out  Pakistan won by 16 runs.[167]
11 2016 ICC World Twenty20 16 March 2016 Bangladesh 49 (19 balls: 4x4, 4x6); 4-0-27-2  Pakistan won by 55 runs.[168]

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Mohammad Yousuf
Pakistani national cricket captain (Test)
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Salman Butt
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Pakistani national cricket captain (ODI)
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Younus Khan
Pakistani national cricket captain (T20I)
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