Shan Masood

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Shan Masood
Shan Masood.jpg
Masood in 2019
Personal information
Full nameShan Masood Khan
Born (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 32)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 213)14 October 2013 v South Africa
Last Test3 January 2021 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 221)22 March 2019 v Australia
Last ODI31 March 2019 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 97)20 September 2022 v England
Last T20I7 October 2022 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
2007/08Karachi Whites
2019–presentMultan Sultans (squad no. 94)
2019–21Southern Punjab (squad no. 94)
2021Bagh Stallions (squad no. 94)
2022Derbyshire (squad no. 94)
2022–Balochistan (squad no. 94)
2023–Yorkshire (squad no. 94)
Career statistics
Competition Test T20I FC LA
Matches 25 5 144 102
Runs scored 1,378 111 9,016 4,743
Batting average 29.31 22.20 38.36 57.14
100s/50s 4/6 0/1 21/41 14/29
Top score 156 65* 239 182*
Balls bowled 132 875 24
Wickets 2 8 2
Bowling average 37.50 75.87 8.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/6 2/52 2/0
Catches/stumpings 12/– 1/– 87/– 27/–
Source: CricInfo, 7 October 2022

Shan Masood (born 14 October 1989) is a Pakistani international cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national cricket team and for Yorkshire County Cricket Club & Multan Sultans. He is a left-handed batter and an occasional right-arm medium-fast bowler.

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).[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in 1989 in Kuwait, where his father worked in a bank. Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the start of the Gulf War, the family left for their native Pakistan.[3]

After returning to the United Kingdom with his parents, he studied at Stamford School, Lincolnshire and then Durham University where he studied economics.[4] He studied Management and Sports Sciences at the Loughborough University through distance learning programme.[4][5]

Domestic career[edit]

In his first-class debut in the 2007 season, Masood scored 54 for Karachi as part of a 154-run opening stand with Asad Shafiq. He also played three first-class games for Durham University.

In April 2018, he was named the vice-captain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup.[6][7]

In September 2019, Masood was named as the captain of Southern Punjab for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.[8][9]

He is captain of Bagh Stallions in the Kashmir Premier League.

In December 2021, he was signed by Derbyshire for the 2022 county season.[10] In April 2022, in the second round of matches in the 2022 County Championship, Shan scored his maiden double century in first-class cricket, scoring an unbeaten 201 runs on the opening day against Sussex.[11] In the following match, Shan scored another double century, becoming the first batter for Derbyshire to score back-to-back double centuries in first-class cricket.[12] In May 2022, he scored his third century for Derbyshire against Worcestershire.[13]

International career[edit]

Masood made 75 on Test debut against South Africa in October 2013. He scored his maiden century against Sri Lanka at Pallekele in July 2015, putting on 242 for the third wicket with Younis Khan as Pakistan successfully chased 382. Masood, a part-time medium pacer, bowled for the first time in Test cricket on 23 July 2016 against England at Old Trafford. His first delivery was a no ball.[14]

In September 2018, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for the 2018 Asia Cup, but he did not play.[15] In January 2019, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series against South Africa, but again he did not play.[16] In March 2019, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series against Australia.[17][18] He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Australia on 22 March 2019.[19]

In December 2019, he scored his second Test century, against the touring Sri Lankans at the National Stadium, Karachi.[20] In the same match, he also scored his 1,000th run in Test cricket.[21]

In February 2020, Masood made his third Test century, against Bangladesh at Rawalpindi.[22] In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic.[23][24] In July, he was shortlisted in Pakistan's 20-man squad for the Test matches against England.[25][26] In November 2020, he was named in Pakistan's 35-man squad for their tour to New Zealand.[27]

In September 2022, he was named in the Pakistan's T20I squad for the series against England.[28] He made his T20I debut on 20 September 2022, against England.[29]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Shan Masood: The Undergraduate Test Opener". All Out Cricket - Cricket News, Interviews And Features.
  4. ^ a b "Shan Masood returns to familiar surroundings |". Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  5. ^ Masood, Shan (8 July 2015). "Shan Masood: My journey to the top". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week". Geo TV. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Pakistan Cup Cricket from 25th". The News International. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  8. ^ "PCB announces squads for 2019-20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Derbyshire sign Pakistan's Masood". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  11. ^ "Shan Masood's unbeaten double century dominates first day in Derby". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  12. ^ "County Championship: Derbyshire batter Shan Masood scores another double century". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  13. ^ "Prolific Masood hits another Derbyshire century". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Live Cricket Score England vs Pakistan Day 2, Second Test: Joe Root Double Ton Puts England On Top". Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Shaheen Afridi included in Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan back in Pakistan ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Shoaib Mailk to lead ODI squad in UAE, Sarfaraz Ahmed among six players rested". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Pakistan squad for Australia ODIs announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  19. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah, Mar 22 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Abid Ali, Shan Masood flay Sri Lanka in second Test". Business Recorder. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  21. ^ "Monumental opening stand puts Pakistan in firm control". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  22. ^ "Babar Azam, Shan Masood tons put Pakistan on top". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  23. ^ "Haider Ali the new face as Pakistan name 29-man touring party for England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  24. ^ "Haider Ali named in 29-player squad for England tour". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  25. ^ "Pakistan shortlist players for England Tests". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  26. ^ "Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed in 20-man Pakistan squad for England Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  27. ^ "Pakistan name 35-player squad for New Zealand". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  28. ^ "Pakistan name squad for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  29. ^ "1st T20I (N), Karachi, September 20, 2022, England tour of Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2022.

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