Asad Shafiq is a Karachi-born Pakistan’s national team’s batsman. He has broken many records batting at number six in Test cricket and is considered as one of the top batsmen at number six position. Asad is highly successful in batting with the tail and has won many games with his outstanding batting performances.
He is currently part of Pakistan’s test team’s squad. This article has all the information about him, including Asad Shafiq Biography.
|Famous As:||Young cricketer|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in|
|Date:||28th January 1986|
|Batting Style:||Right-hand bat|
|Matches:||48 in Tests, 46 in ODIs|
|Batting Average:||42.62 in Tests, 26.09 in ODIs|
|Runs Scored:||3069 in Tests,1,096 in ODIs|
|Test Debut:||20 November 2010 v South Africa|
|Test Last:||Oct 30- Nov 3 2016 v West Indies|
|ODI Debut:||21 June 2010 v Bangladesh|
|ODI Last:||16 July 2013 v West Indies|
|T20 Debut :||vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Dec 28, 2010|
|T20 Last:||vs England at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Feb 27, 2012|
|100s / 50s:||9/17 in Tests, 0/9 in ODIs|
|Top Score:||137 in Tests, 84 in ODIs|
|Domestic team:||Karachi Whites, Habib Bank Limited , Karachi Zebras , Karachi Dolphins and others|
Asad Shafiq Biography
Asad is a Pakistani cricketer who has played in all three formats for the national team but has been a regular member of Pakistan’s test team. His track record is very impressive in tests. He has appeared in 74 International test matches and has achieved a total of 4593 runs at an impressive average of 39.25.
Moreover, he has also registered 12 hundreds and 25 fifties since his test debut. He has also featured in 60 One Day International and has got a total of 1336 runs at an average of 24.74. He has hit nine half-centuries in the 50-Overs cricket since his debut. His highest ODI score is 84 runs.
Asad has been apart of 10 T20 Internationals for Pakistan in which he has scored 192 runs at an average and strike rate of 19.20 and 103.78 respectively.
Asad date of Birth
Assad was born on 28th January 1986 at Karachi. Currently, he is still living there.
Asad Shafiq Family
Asad is married to Sidra Iqbal and has two daughters named Afra Assad and Anabia Assad. Currently, he lives with his family at his hometown in Karachi.
On 21st October 2007, he made his first-class debut at the age of 21. He played in place of Khalid Latif and made his name with the century in his very first game for Karachi Whites against the Hyderabad team at Niaz Stadium Hyderabad.
After the brilliant first match, he got a chance to play all 10 games of the season and finished up as the highest run-scorer in the season for Karachi whites with 745 runs. His bright start in the professional cricket helped him play for Pakistan.
He continued to perform well in the next seasons of Quaid e Azam trophies, and after his excellent performance in 2009-10 season, he got rewarded and made his first appearance in the national team.
Besides playing for the national team, Shafiq has played for various other teams including Karachi XI, Baluchistan XI, KPK fighters, HBL XI, Multan Sultans, Pakistan All-Stars XI, Pakistan A, Pakistan Cricket Academy XI, PCB XI, Quetta Gladiators, Punjab XI, Sindh XI, PIA XI, Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan and the rest.
He has been part of all three formats of the domestic game where he has played a total of 149 first-class games and has managed to achieve a total of 9294 runs at an average of 40.76 with the bat. Shafiq has also hit 23 centuries as well as 49 half-centuries.
He has also featured in 127 List-A games and has made a total of 4631 runs with a batting average of 41.34. His List-A stats also comprised up of 9 hundred and 32 fifties with the best score of unbeaten 145 runs.
In his 96 T20 matches Asad has 2094 runs under his belt with an average and strike-rate of 25.92 and 117.31 respectively.
International Career and Achievements
He has so far played in all three formats for Pakistan but he is recognized as the test batsman because of his reliable batting technique and stamina at the crease.
One Day International Cricket Career
Asad came into the national side in the year 2010 got selected in the Asia Cup 2010 and played his first game against Bangladesh where he got 17 runs off 19 balls. Then he got an opportunity against England and made a half-century in an ODI match. He played all five ODIs against England and got 120 runs at an average of 24
In the World-Cup 2011, Shafiq made a quick unbeaten 78 runs against Zimbabwe at Palekele. Soon after that, he played another excellent inning of 46 runs when Pakistan was in trouble chasing a total of 177 runs; his knock helped them in getting a victory in the match by four wickets at Colombo.
This victory ended Australia continuous streak of 34 victories in the world-cup. Shafiq scored a couple of fifties in a series against the West-Indies after the World-Cup 2011. But then his form got lost as he only scored three half-centuries in his next 15 matches.
Test Cricket Career
On 24th November 2010, he made his first appearance in test cricket against South Africa. He scored consecutive half-centuries in his first two games. Shortly after his test debut, he registered his early century in Test cricket on 11th December 2011 against Bangladesh.
After this brilliant performance, he cemented his place in the test side and became a regular member of the team. After his first test hundred, Shafiq struggled to score big and could only score a single fifty in his next eight test matches.
He scored his 2nd century this time against South Africa to take Pakistan out of trouble in the match. He played a memorable knock of 137 runs against Australia in Australia in the year 2016 while chasing a target of 489 runs.
Asad composed his century brilliantly facing the severe Aussie bowling attack with the leader of the attack like Mitchel Starc. His resistance and his partnerships with a tail almost took Pakistan to the most significant victory in cricket history. Though he tried hard and won the hearts, even he got applauded by the Australian team and their crowd for a fighting knock under pressure.
After that outstanding century, he has scored a couple more centuries one against Sri-Lanka in the year 2017 while another one against the New-Zealand team in 2018.
Recently he is a regular member of Pakistan’s test team and these days he is part of Pakistan’s squad to tour England for three tests.
Social Media Handles
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