Hamid Hassan

Afghanistan
Age
June 1, 1987 (34 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Nengrakar, Afghanistan
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Afghanistan
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

Hamid Hassan (born 1 June 1987) is a skillful and talented Afghanistan fast bowler. He was the first cricketer from this country to play at Lord’s which was in June 2007. In that match, he represented the MCC against Europe XI.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

Pakistan Customs, MCC, Afghanistan, Afghan Cheetas, Barisal Burners, ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI, Band-e-Amir Region, Band-e-Amir Dragons, Kabul Eagles, Speen Ghar Tigers

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
40
22
6
107
17
6.69
195
54.87
0
0
10
3
T20I
22
9
6
50
22
16.67
46
108.7
0
0
3
2
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
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
40
39
1788
1382
60
5/45
4.64
23.03
29.8
2
1
0
T20I
22
22
478
523
32
4/22
6.56
16.34
14.94
1
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Hassan uses his height, which is over 6 ft, to achieve good bounce and his rapid arm action helps him generate a robust pace. He can swing the ball both ways as well as deliver a yorker.

In addition, Hassan is a safe fielder and can hold his end as a tail-ender. This soft-spoken yet ambitious cricketer represents an amazing reservoir of talent Afghanistan possesses.

Refugee to Pakistan

Hassan had a turbulent childhood as his family was forced to flee their violence-torn native town of Jalalabad, moving to Peshawar in Pakistan. Hassan learnt to play cricket at a refugee camp in Peshawar. However, his family did not like the sport so he had to play it secretly for a few years. Hassan’s talent and determination changed his family’s attitude and they started to support him.

Tour to England in 2006

In 2006, Hassan toured England with the Afghanistan national team and helped them win all their matches against county second elevens. The MCC recognised Hassan’s talent and included him in their ground staff. In the nets, he bowled to his idol Andrew Flintoff and cracked the helmet of Monty Panesar with a pacy delivery.

International Debut

Hassan made his ODI debut against Scotland at Benoni in April 2009. He picked up 3/33 in 8 overs to help his side win by 89 runs. Hassan’s first T20I was against Ireland at Colombo in February 2010. In that game, he scalped 1/14 in 3 overs but could not prevent his team from losing. Hassan’s last international match was played against Pakistan at Leeds in June 2019. That time, his bowling figures were 0/13 in 2 overs as Afghanistan lost.

ODI Career Stats

Hassan has played in 38 ODIs, picking up 59 wickets at an average of 22.54, an economy rate of 4.60 and a strike rate of 29.3 with 1 five-for. His best ODI figures are 5/45.

T20I Career Stats

Hassan has starred in 22 T20Is, scalping 32 victims at an average of 16.34, an economy rate of 6.56 and a strike rate of 14.9. His best figures in T20I are 4/22.

Is He Done?

Hamid Hassan has suffered numerous injuries and faced some issues with his physical form during his career. These include side concerns, sports hernia, back issues, quad problems and a dodgy knee for which he had reconstructive surgery. His hamstrings can even be heard rattling when he runs. So have we seen the last of this express pace bowler or can he come back bravely to achieve more? Let’s wait and see how the land lies.

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