Shabbir Ahmed Khan

Pakistan Shabbir Ahmed Khan

Plays for Pakistan
Age 41 years 190 days
Born April 21, 1976, Khanewal, Punjab
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
With the imposition of a one-year ban on him for a suspect bowling action in December 2005, Shabbir Ahmed's career will forever be blighted. He was called after the first Test against England in Multan, the second time in a year and worryingly, the fourth time in his short career. And it will remain a shame for Shabbir's career thus far held a good deal of promise. Not only did he become the joint-fastest Pakistani bowler to 50 Test wickets (with Waqar Younis in 10 Tests), but as a tall (6'5"), gangly fast-medium bowler Shabbir is moulded from different materials altogether than most Pakistani fast men. He extracts a great deal of bounce, even on lifeless wickets, and bowling from close to the stumps - much like Glenn McGrath - allows him to stick to a tight wicket-to-wicket line. He seams and cuts more than he swings, often sharply and both ways and is a sound exponent of reverse swing. He was express when he made his ODI debut, picking up three wickets but he was immediately reported - and has since reduced his pace considerably. His Test career began in impressive style as well with an eight-wicket haul against Bangladesh in Karachi, on a track that offered no assistance to the pace bowlers and in most performances since, around the world, he has picked up wickets and stemmed the flow of runs. A genial, unassuming character who started playing cricket as a batsman, his laidback personality only enhances the poignancy of what has happened to him. Cricinfo staff January 2006
Major Teams Affiliated With
Pakistan Bahawalpur Chennai Superstars
Gloucestershire ICL Pakistan XI Multan
National Bank of Pakistan Pakistan Reserves Redco Pakistan Ltd
Rest of Punjab Water and Power Development Authority

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 26 10.53 42 474 23 68 128
firstClass 1 0 0 34 10.49 50 1144 32 141 100
T20Is - - 0 0 - - - - - - - 1
ODIs 0 0 0 10 0 0 1.66 2 10 5 11 32
tests 0 0 0 3 0 10 8.80 24* 88 5 15 10

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 3 4.40 28.92 5/24 5/24 167 4830 6573 128
firstClass 0 19 2.90 22.32 7/70 406 9065 18713 100
T20Is 0 0 0 9.50 - - - 0 19 12 1 1
ODIs 0 0 0 4.35 36.12 3/32 3/32 33 1192 1642 32 32
tests 0 2 5 2.73 23.03 8/109 5/48 51 1175 2576 19 10
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