Sayed Shirzad

Afghanistan
Age
October 1, 1994 (27 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Afghanistan
Bowling Style
Left-arm medium

Sayed Shirzad is a 25-year-old all-rounder who has played international cricket for Afghanistan. Shirzad, who is a left-arm medium-pace bowler, bats left-handed.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Afghanistan Under-19, Afghanistan, Afghanistan A, Boost Region, Boost Region, Boost Defenders, Speen Ghar Tigers, Maratha Arabians, Kandahar Knights, Rajputs

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
6
4
1
67
25
22.33
71
94.37
0
0
5
2
T20I
4
1
0
1
1
1
2
50
0
0
0
0
Test
1
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
6
1
48
56
1
1/56
7
56
48
0
0
0
T20I
4
4
90
116
7
3/16
7.73
16.57
12.86
0
0
0
Test
1
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Shirzad’s talent first drew media attention when he was selected in the Afghanistan U-19 team to participate in the U-19 World Cup Qualifier held in Ireland in 2011. His domestic career took off when he became the highest wicket-taker for the Kandahar Knights squad in the Afghanistan Premier League competition in September 2018, taking 16 wickets in 8 matches. He also performed brilliantly on his List A debut in July 2018 when he represented the Boost Region squad in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament. He played 6 matches in the competition and took 12 wickets. He played his first T20 cricket match in the Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup tournament. He played for the Afghan Cheetahs against Rawalpindi Rams in that game, in which he bowled two overs without taking a wicket. Shirzad has played 15 first-class matches and taken 49 wickets at 25.38 with his best bowling figures of 6/45. In 15 List A games, Sayed has taken 20 wickets at 32.35 with the best bowling figures of 3/56. In 25 T20 matches, Shirzad has taken 31 wickets at 23.19 and with his best bowling figures of 4/19.

ODI Career

Sayed has played 2 matches and taken one wicket at 56.00. He has also scored 25 runs. In his first match against Ireland in Dehradun in March 2019, Shirzad did not get to bat or bowl. In that game, Afghanistan batted first and scored 250/7. Sayed did not get to bat as he was slotted at number 10 in the batting order. After the Afghan innings ended there was a rain intervention that made further play impossible. As the match was abandoned, Sayed did not get to bowl. Nevertheless, he underscored his all-round talents with his performance in his other match against the West Indies in Leeds in July 2019. In that game, the West Indies batted first and scored 311/6. Sayed conceded 56 runs in 8 overs while taking a wicket, accounting for the dismissal of JO Holder. Afghanistan made only 288 in reply. Although Sayed scored 25, he came to the crease at 255/8 in the 46th over when the Afghanistan innings was in a fragile state and could not push his side to victory.

T20I Career

Sayed Shirzad has taken 7 wickets in 4 matches at 16.57 with the best bowling figures of 16.57. He played his first ODI game against Oman in Abu Dhabi on 29 November 2015, in the first match of a series on Oman’s tour of the UAE. In that game, Afghanistan batted first and scored 159/8. In reply, Oman were bowled out for 132 in 18.1 overs, rendering Afghanistan the winners by 27 runs. Sayed Shirzad registered his best T20I bowling figures of 3/16 from 3 overs, accounting for the wickets of opener Zeeshan Maqsood and lower-order batsmen Sultan Ahmed and Bilal Khan. In the next game of the series played at the same venue on the next day, Afghanistan batted first and scored 160/4. Oman, in reply, were restricted to 148/8. This time around, Sayed contributed with figures of 2/27, including the wickets of opener Aqib Ilyas and lower-middle-order batsman Aamir Kaleem. On 10 January 2016, Afghanistan faced off against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in the second match of a series on Zimbabwe’s tour of the UAE. In that game, Afghanistan batted first and scored 215/6. Replying, Zimbabwe got bowled out for 134 in 18.1 overs. Sayed Shirzad was again in the thick of the action, taking 2/31 from 4 overs, including the scalps of LM Jongwe and AG Kremer.