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Shahid Afridi

28 March, 2006

He is a all-rounder and playing for pakistani national team. His general style of batting is explosive and has earned him the nickname "Boom Boom Afridi".

Full name : Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
Born : March 1, 1980, Khyber Agency
Current age : 26 years 225 days
Major teams Pakistan, Asia XI, Griqualand West, Habib Bank Limited, ICC World XI, Karachi, Leicestershire
Batting style :Right-hand bat
Bowling style :Right-arm medium, Legbreak googly

Statsguru Test player, ODI player

 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   26   46   1   1683   156   37.40   1954   86.13   5   8   216   50   10   0
ODIs   230   218   9   4860   109   23.25   4507   107.83   4   26   458   216   83   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   1   0   28   28   28.00   10   280.00   0   0   5   1   0   0
First-class   89   151   4   4686   164   31.87         11   22         55   0
List A   305   290   11   6950   112   24.91         5   42         99   0
Twenty20   6   6   0   94   28   15.66   51   184.31   0   0         0   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   26   3092   1640   47   5/52   5/43   34.89   3.18   65.78   1   1   0
ODIs   230   8949   6891   192   5/11   5/11   35.89   4.62   46.60   2   2   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   24   28   0   -   -   -   7.00   -   0   0   0
First-class   89   10783   5614   189   6/101      29.70   3.12   57.05      6   0
List A   305   12277   9404   275   5/11   5/11   34.19   4.59   44.64   3   3   0
Twenty20   6   123   146   3   2/29   2/29   48.66   7.12   41.00   0   0   0

 Career statistics
 
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Test debut  Pakistan v Australia at Karachi - Oct 22-26, 1998 scorecard
Last Test  England v Pakistan at Manchester - Jul 27-29, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  Kenya v Pakistan at Nairobi (AK) - Oct 2, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI  England v Pakistan at Birmingham - Sep 10, 2006 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Int.  England v Pakistan at Bristol - Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1995/96 - 2006
List A span  1995/96 - 2006
Twenty20 span  2004 - 2006

 Profile

In cricket, Shahid Afridi is the maddest of mad maxes. A flamboyant allrounder introduced to international cricket as a 16-year-old legspinner, he surprised everyone but himself by pinch-hitting the fastest one-day hundred in his maiden innings. Afridi is a compulsive shot-maker and although until 2004 it was too often his undoing, causing him to float in and out of the team, a combination of maturity on and off the field and a sympathetic coach in Bob Woolmer, has seen Afridi blossom into one of modern-day cricket's most dangerous players and a vital cog in Pakistan's revival in 2005. A string of incisive contributions from June 2004 culminated in a violent century against India in Kanpur in April 2005; remarkably it was the joint second fastest ODI century in terms of balls faced. A few weeks before, by smashing the joint second fastest Test half-century at Bangalore and taking crucial last day wickets, Afridi had helped Pakistan memorably level the Test series. So his year continued; a Test century against the West Indies and contributions against England at the end of the year. He went berserk against India on the flattest of pitches with two centuries, including a Test best 156 in January 2006. An Afridi virtuoso is laced with fearless lofted drives and short-arm jabs over midwicket. He is at his best when forcing straight and at his weakest pushing at the ball just outside off. The biggest improvement has been in Afridi's legspin; previously underrated, they are now integral in the ODI side and curiously effective at key moments in Tests. When the conditions are with him, he gets turn as well as some lazy drift, but his box of tricks is the key, boasting a vicious faster ball and a conventional off-spinner as well. His allround skills are completed by agile fielding and among the strongest arms in the game; he also possesses the firmest handshake in international cricket. Again he shocked everyone but himself when, after finally becoming a fixture in the Pakistan side, and a thrillingly bombastic one at that, he announced a temporary 'retirement' from Test cricket, citing an increasingly heavy playing schedule. To less surprise, he retracted his retirement two weeks later. Since then he has been dropped again from the Test team in England and his place in the ODI side has been in flux. He remains, though, an original and a dangerous one at that.


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