Sarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistan
Age
May 22, 1987 (34 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Karachi, Sind
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Pakistan
Bowling Style
-

Sarfaraz Ahmed is a Pakistani wicket-keeper-batter who has captained his national team in all 3 formats. He is the youngest cricket player in Pakistan to win the Sitara-i-Imtiaz honor.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
-
Bowling
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Team played

Pakistan, Karachi Blues, Karachi Whites, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Harbour, Khulna Division, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Pakistan International Airlines, Rest of Pakistan, Sind Dolphins, Sindh, Sindh, Sialkot Stallions, Water and Power Development Authority, Yorkshire, Pakistan Under-19, Quetta Gladiators, Khulna Tigers, Pakistanis, Bangla Tigers, Swift Gallopers

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
1
1
0
13
13
13
13
100
0
0
2
0
T20I
14
11
2
177
52*
19.67
142
124.65
0
1
16
4
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
1
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
14
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

However, his great reputation has been slightly damaged after he was accused of making racist comments addressed to South African player Andile Phehlukwayo in 2019, for which he received a four-match ban.

International Career

Sarfaraz first demonstrated his captaincy potential leading Pakistan to the title in the 2006 ICC Under-19 World Cup, defeating India in the final. He played his first ODI for Pakistan in November 2007 but didn’t get to bat.

In the 2015 ODI World Cup, Sarfaraz helped Pakistan reach the quarterfinals with his brilliant performances against South Africa and Ireland in the group matches for which he was awarded the Man of the Match. He played his first Test for Pakistan in January 2010 versus Australia at Hobart. Moreover, he played a key role in Pakistan winning the Asia Cup in 2012, scoring a vital unbeaten 46 in the final versus Bangladesh which helped his team score a close 2-run victory.

T20I Captaincy

Sarfaraz became Pakistan’s T20I captain in April 2016 after Shahid Afridi had stepped down because of the team’s poor performance in the 2016 T20 World Cup. He led Pakistan to a whitewash 3-0 T20I series win over the Windies in 2016. Sarfaraz’s captaincy helped his nation get the number one team ranking in T20Is in November 2018. He skippered Pakistan to 11 consecutive T20I series victories, including 5 whitewashes, over Zimbabwe, England, New Zealand, Australia and West Indies.

ODI Captaincy

Sarfaraz was appointed Pakistan’s ODI team skipper in February 2017 and immediately led his nation to a 2-1 ODI series triumph over the Windies. Furthermore, he guided Pakistan to a title victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy, beating arch-rivals India by a huge margin in a one-sided final.

Test Captaincy

Sarfaraz first made an appearance as a Test captain in a match played against Sri Lanka in September 2017 in the UAE but his team was whitewashed 0-2 by the opposing team.

Test Stats

As of July 2020, Sarfaraz has played in 49 Tests, amassing 2,657 runs at an average of 36.39 with 3 hundreds and 18 fifties. His highest Test innings score is 112. He has bagged 146 catches and effected 21 stumpings in Tests.

ODI Stats

Sarfaraz has starred in 116 ODIs, clobbering 2302 runs at an average of 33.85 and a strike rate of 87.79 with 2 centuries and 11 half-centuries. He has taken 116 catches and made 24 stumpings in ODIs.

T20I Stats

Sarfaraz has appeared in 58 T20Is, cracking 812 runs at an average of 28.00 and a strike rate of 126.67 with 3 fifties. He has taken 35 catches and effected 10 stumpings in T20Is.

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