Usman Shinwari

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Usman Shinwari
Personal information
Full nameUsman Khan Shinwari
Born (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 26)
Landi Kotal, Khyber Agency, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 240)11 December 2019 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 216)20 October 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI2 October 2019 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 58)11 December 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I9 October 2019 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
2017–2019Karachi Kings (squad no. 14)
2017Sylhet Sixers
2018–presentMelbourne Renegades
2019–presentKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
2020Lahore Qalandars (squad no. 14)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I
Matches 1 17 16
Runs scored 6 2
Batting average 2.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 6 2*
Balls bowled 90 720 282
Wickets 1 34 13
Bowling average 54.00 18.65 32.60
5 wickets in innings 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/54 5/34 3/31
Catches/stumpings 0/– 3/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 December 2019

Usman Khan Shinwari (Pashto: عثمان شينواری‎; born 5 January 1994) is professional Pakistani cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler[1] who plays for the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd cricket team (ZTBL) in Pakistan's first-class cricket circuit. He has also previously played for the Khan Research Laboratories cricket team (KRL).[2] In December 2013, he bowled ZTBL to victory in the national T20 final with impressive figures of 5 wickets for 9 runs in four overs. He was subsequently picked for the national side in the T20 series against Sri Lanka in the UAE.[3][4]

In August 2018, Shinwari was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[5][6]

Early life and career[edit]

Usman Shinwari belongs to the Ghanikhel Shinwari tribe of the Pashtuns. He grew up in Landi Kotal, a town in Khyber District, Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan. He started his cricket career from the Tatara Ground in Landi Kotal, which is named after the nearby Tatara hills.[7] His father, Asmad ul Khan also used to be a cricketer and played domestic matches.[citation needed]

Domestic and T20 career[edit]

He plays domestic cricket for the ZTBL. On 3 December 2013, he took 5 wickets for 9 runs (including the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq) to help ZTBL beat Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in the final of the Faysal Bank T20 Cup for departments. He was also the tournament's leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets in six games. [8]

In April 2018, he was named in Federal Areas' squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup.[9][10]

In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Glasgow Giants in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[11][12] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[13]

International career[edit]

On basis of his domestic performance, PCB selection committee selected Usman for the 2013–14 T20I series against Sri Lanka, started on 11 December 2013 in the UAE.[3]

He was given only one over in his debut game versus Sri Lanka at the DSC after it went for 9 runs. He was given his full quota of 4 overs in the next T20 and went for 52 runs. He also scored 2* off 3 balls.

In March 2017, he was named in Pakistan's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their matches against the West Indies.[14] In October 2017, he was added to Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[15] He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka on 20 October 2017.[16] In the second match of his career, he took his maiden five-wicket haul, completing it in only 21 deliveries. [17] Pakistan won the match comprehensively, beating Sri Lanka 5-0. He was awarded with man of the match award.[18]

In December 2019, he was named in Pakistan's Test squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka.[19] He made his Test debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka on 11 December 2019.[20]


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  3. ^ a b "Pakistan reward rookie bowler with T20 spot". Dawn. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Throwback to the 90s but questions remain". Dawn. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
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  8. ^ "Usman, Haris stars in convincing ZTBL win". ESPN cricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
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  13. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Kamran Akmal returns to Pakistan ODI and T20I squads". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
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  17. ^ "Khan's record haul destroys SL". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  18. ^ "5th ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan at Sharjah". Espn cricinfo. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Fawad Alam returns to Pakistan's Test squad for Sri Lanka series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
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