World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Sarfraz Ahmed

 

Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfaraz Ahmed
Personal information
Full name Sarfaraz Ahmed
Born (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket Keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 198) 14 January 2010 v Australia
Last Test 18 August 2014 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 156) 18 November 2007 v India
Last ODI 18 June 2012 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 54
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005/06–2006/07 Karachi Harbour
2005/06–2009 Karachi Dolphins
2006/07–2008/09 Sindh
2006/07–present Pakistan International Airlines
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs T20I FC
Matches 8 30 5 101
Runs scored 597 358 81 5,295
Batting average 32.53 23.86 81.00 41.36
100s/50s 2/4 0/1 0/1 8/39
Top score 109 65 76* 213*
Catches/stumpings 12/– 19/10 1/2 314/26
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 30 November 2013

Sarfaraz Ahmed (born 22 May 1987) is a Pakistani cricketer who captained Pakistan to victory at the Under 19 World Cup in 2006. He is a wicket-keeper and a right-handed batsman. He had played just 5 games for the Pakistan Under 19 cricket team before being selected as captain for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup. He plays first class cricket for Karachi.

On 4/12/2014 Safraz Ahmed scored a brilliant 76 not out in a t20 match against New Zealand. At the same time Pakistan became the first team to reach 50 t20 wins.

Contents

  • International career 1
    • One Day International 1.1
    • Test 1.2
    • Return to International Cricket (2011) 1.3
  • References 2

International career

One Day International

Sarfraz Ahmed was called up by Pakistan as cover for Kamran Akmal who had a finger injury in the one-day series between India and Pakistan in November 2007. He made his one day international debut in the final match of the series, on 18 November 2007. He kept well but didn't get a chance to bat as Pakistan had won the match before he was needed to bat.

In 2008, Sarfaraz Ahmed was selected ahead of Kamran Akmal for the Asia Cup. During the Asia Cup he impressed with his keeping skills but didn't get a chance to show his batting skills.

Test

He made his test match debut in Hobart on 14 January 2010, in the third test match against Australia, replacing Kamran Akmal who suffered an "error-ridden performance" in the second test.[1] After an unimpressive debut with the bat, he was dropped again after one match.

Return to International Cricket (2011)

Sarfaraz Ahmed returned to the international team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka in November 2011. His impressive keeping and small cameos kept him in the team for the subsequent series against Bangladesh and the 2012 Asia Cup. He proved his worth with the bat in the final of the tournament where he scored a crucial 46 not out (the highest score from his team) as Pakistan won the match by 2 runs. He was consequently rewarded a Category C contract and selected for Pakistan's next series against Sri Lanka, again for ODIs.

References

  1. ^ "Saga ends as dropped Kamran heads for a rest". 13 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.  His unimpressive batting saw him dropped from the team after just one match.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.