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|Full name||Sharjeel Khan|
14 August 1989|
Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Only Test (cap 225)||3 January 2017 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 196)||18 December 2013 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||17 January 2017 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||98|
|T20I debut (cap 57)||8 December 2013 v Afghanistan|
|Last T20I||7 september 2016 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|2019–2018||Islamabad United (squad no. 98)|
Source: ESPN cricinfo, 29 April 2017
Sharjeel Khan (Urdu: شرجیل خان; born 14 August 1989 in Hyderabad, Sindh) is a cricketer from Pakistan. Known as an attacking opening batsman, he was a member of the bronze-medal team at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan on 8 December 2013 against Afghanistan and his One Day International (ODI) debut on 18 December 2013 against Sri Lanka. In his debut ODI match he scored 61 runs from 61 balls. He was selected for the Pakistan squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, where he was the highest run-scorer for his team. In February 2017, he was suspended and later banned for his part in the 2017 Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal.
He was first called up for Pakistan during Sri Lanka's tour of the UAE. While in his second international in a Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka at Dubai, Khan made a promising 34 and suggested he could fix Pakistan's top-order conundrum. This was cemented in his third game, when he blasted a swashbuckling[buzzword] 50 off 25 balls against Sri Lanka. Khan became a regular in the Pakistan limited overs teams ever since his successful Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February 2016, where he made 299 runs (3rd highest) at 29.95. He also hit the most sixes in the inaugural PSL (19) and scored the first century for the PSL.
2016 Pakistan Super League
Khan was part of Islamabad United's squad. He scored the first century of the tournament, against possibly the best bowling line-up in the PSL, Peshawar Zalmi. Khan scored 117 from 62 in game 3 and helped lead his team in the final where they faced Quetta Gladiators, which they won by 6 wickets. He was arguably the team's best player in the tournament and performed well throughout, scoring 300 runs at an excellent strike-rate of 149.25. He finished the tournament as the third-leading run scorer, only behind Umar Akmal of the Lahore Qalandars and Ravi Bopara of the Karachi Kings.
Khan scored his first century against Ireland at Malahide on 18 August 2016. His fifty came from 34 deliveries and century from 61 deliveries with a strike rate of 176.74. This century stands as the forth-highest One Day International (ODI) score by a Pakistani, behind Fakhar Zaman (210*), Saeed Anwar (194) and Imran Nazir (160). His 150 also stands as the third-fastest of all time after AB de Villiers and Shane Watson.
2017 Pakistan Super League spot-fixing
In February 2017, Khan was provisionally suspended under the Anti-Corruption Code of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). This was part of an ongoing investigation into an organisation's alleged attempts to corrupt the 2017 Pakistan Super League. On 18 February, Khan, along with teammate Khalid Latif, was formally charged by the PCB for violating the anti-corruption code. On 20 March, he was summoned by the PCB Anti-Corruption tribunal for a hearing and was given until 5 May to submit a formal reply.[needs update] On 30 August 2017, Sharjeel Khan was banned for 5 years from all forms of cricket after being found guilty on five counts in violation of the PCB's anti-corruption code. Two-and-a-half years out of the five-year sentence are suspended. Khan's ban took effect from when he was first suspended, on 10 February 2017.
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