Fakhar Zaman

Pakistan
Age
April 10, 1990 (31 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Mardan, North-West Frontier Province
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Pakistan
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

Fakhar Zaman plays for Pakistan in international cricket and for Lahore Qalandars in the PSL (Pakistan Super League).

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
12
44
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Pakistan, Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Glamorgan, Habib Bank Limited, Karachi Blues, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Zebras, Pakistan A, Peshawar, Somerset, Abbottabad Falcons, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Cumilla Warriors, Lahore Qalandars, Durban Qalandars, Pakhtoons, Rotterdam Rhinos

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
57
56
4
2446
210*
47.04
2599
94.11
6
19
274
48
T20I
59
57
1
1384
91
24.71
985
140.51
0
10
155
51
Test
3
6
0
192
94
32
359
53.48
0
2
20
1
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
57
7
135
111
1
1/19
4.93
111
135
0
0
0
T20I
59
1
6
12
0
-
12
-
-
0
0
0
Test
3
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Fakhar Zaman: An Impressive Striker

He is the first Pakistani player to score a double hundred in ODIs. Zaman also holds the record of being the fastest to reach 1,000 runs in one-day matches.

Early Life

Zaman was born on 10 April 1990. He moved to Karachi at the age of 16 and joined the Pakistan Navy as a sailor in 2007. This experience gave him a nickname ‘fauji’ which means soldier.

T20 and Domestic career

Azam Khan, who was the navy coach, first recognised Zaman’s talent and advised him to take up the game seriously. Zaman left the Navy in 2013 to focus on cricket. His impressive performances in domestic cricket earned him a spot in the Lahore Qalandars for the 2017 PSL season where he was mentored by Brendon McCullum of New Zealand. Pakistan’s then coach Mickey Arthur noticed Zaman’s talent at the Lahore training camp and invited him to join the national team.

ODI Career and International Matches

Zaman was selected to play for Pakistan’s ODI team during the Champions Trophy in 2017. His first one-day game was versus South Africa in which he scored 31 runs. Zaman played a key role in the final of that tournament helping Pakistan to gain victory over India. He made the best of a sudden break when he got out to a no-ball early in his innings. He clobbered 138 runs to help Pakistan achieve an impressive score of 338.

India faltered in the chase and lost the game by 180 runs. Zaman was declared Player of the Match for his impressive performance.

2018 and 2019 Matches

In July 2018, Zaman became the first Pakistani to crack an ODI double-hundred when he blasted an unbeaten 210 versus Zimbabwe, helping Pakistan to amass an imposing 399, their highest-ever total in ODIs. In the next game, Zaman set a record for being the fastest to score 1,000 ODI runs in 18th innings only. In total, Zaman scored 515 runs in that series, the highest ever achieved by a Pakistani batter in a bilateral one-day series. Later on, he clobbered 138 versus England in 2019 before the ODI World Cup.

As of June 2020, Zaman has played in 46 ODIs notching up 1958 runs at an average of 46.61 and a strike rate of 95.23 with 4 hundreds and 13 fifties. His highest ODI score is 210 not out.

Centuries

Zaman has cracked 4 hundreds in ODIs so far. He has also scored 6 centuries in first-class cricket, 12 in List A games and 1 hundred in T20s.

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