Shan Masood

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Shaan Masood
Personal information
Full name Shaan Masood Khan
Born (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 26)
Kuwait City, Kuwait,
Batting style Left hand
Bowling style Right arm medium-fast
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 214) 14 October 2013 v South Africa
Last Test 23–26 October 2013 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010– Habib Bank Limited
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 2 61 30 15
Runs scored 96 3,338 738 202
Batting average 24.00 34.41 32.08 13.46
100s/50s 1/1 4/20 0/5 0/0
Top score 125 199 76 34
Balls bowled 0 336 13
Wickets 0 4 2
Bowling average 0.00 61.00 0.00
5 wickets in innings n/a n/a n/a
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling –/– 2/52 2/0 /
Catches/stumpings 2/– 41/– 7/– /–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 10 November 2013

Shan Masood Khan (born 14 October 1989) is a cricketer who plays for Pakistan Cricket Team. He is a left hand batsman and occasionally bowls right arm medium-fast.

Background[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.[1]

Domestic career[edit]

In his first-class debut game in 2007, Masood scored 54 for Karachi putting together 154 for the opening wicket with Asad Shafiq. He also played three first-class games for Durham University, facing the likes of Liam Plunkett, Graham Onions and Ajmal Shehzad.

He now plays for Habib Bank Limited and was part of the winning side of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2011. He scored closed to a 1000 runs in last year’s domestic 4 day season and is already close to 700 runs with plenty of games to go.

Shan is known as probably the most technically sound player in the domestic circuit and opening every game for a team like HBL which in itself could be the Pakistan team's batting lineup, is a testament to that. He offers something different from a typical Pakistani player as he is one of the very rare cricketers in Pakistan who is also gaining a degree from abroad with Loughborough University.

International career[edit]

Masood made 75 on his test debut against South Africa. He made his debut on his birth day. He then had a number of failures in his next 8 test innings including a controversial review decision. He scored his first century to get back into form against Sri Lanka and laid the platform for a 7 wicket win.

Masood bowled first time in test cricket on 23 July 2016 in a match against England at Old Trafford. His first ball in test cricket was a no ball.[2]

Test cricket centuries[edit]

List of Test centuries scored by Shan Masood
No. Score Balls Against Pos. Inn. Test S/R Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 125 233  Sri Lanka 1 4 5 53.65 Pallekele Cricket Stadium Away 3 July 2015 Won [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shan Masood: The Undergraduate Test Opener". All Out Cricket - Cricket News, Interviews And Features. 
  2. ^ NDTVSports.com. "Live Cricket Score England vs Pakistan Day 2, Second Test: Joe Root Double Ton Puts England On Top". ndtv.com. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series – 3rd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 

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