Shabbir Ahmed

Shabbir Ahmed (Cricketer)

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Shabbir Ahmed Khan (Urdu: شببر احمد خان‎; born 21 April 1976 in Khanewal) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a line-and-length pace bowler who took eight wickets for 109 runs on his Test debut against Bangladesh in the first of their 2003-04 three-Test series, including five wickets in the second innings.[1] 1st Test: Pakistan v Bangladesh He also had an impressive start to his One-Day International career after picking up three wickets (all three bowled out) with two wickets in his very first over, in his debut against the West Indies at Toronto.

Title Description
Personal
Name: Shabbir Ahmed
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricketer
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Born
Date: 21 April 1976
Place: Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan
Career
National Side: Pakistan
Team Role: Bowler
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Batting Style: Right hand bat
Matches: 10 in Tests & 32 in ODIs
Wickets : 51 in Tests & 53 in ODIs
Bowling Average: 23.03 in Tests & 36.12 in ODIs
Batting Average: 8.80 in Tests & 1.66 in ODIs
5 wickets in Innings : 2 in Tests & 0 in ODIs
Best Bowling: 5/48 in Tests & 3/32 in ODIs
Catches/Stumpings: 3/- in Tests & 10/- in ODIs
Balls Bowled: 2,576 in Tests & 1,642 in ODIs
Runs Scored: 88 in Tests & 10 in ODIs
Test Debut: 20 August 2003 v Bangladesh
Test Last: 12 November 2005 v England
ODI Debut: 19 September 1999 v West Indies
ODI Last: 22 May 2005 v West Indies
T20 Debut : Karachi Zebras v Multan Tigers at Lahore, Apr 25, 2005
Only T20I : 2 February 2007 v South Africa
T20 Last: United Bank Limited v Water and Power Development Authority at Karachi, Jul 12, 2013
Top Score: 24* in Tests & 2 in ODIs
First-Class Debut: 1997/98
Domestic team: Bahawalpur, Chennai Superstars, Gloucestershire, ICL Pakistan XI, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Reserves, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Rest of Punjab, Water and Power Development Authority


Career

Early Career

Shabbir Ahmed is the Best Player

Shabbir Ahmed is the Best Player

With the imposition of a one-year ban on him for a suspect bowling action in December 2005, Shabbir Ahmed's career will forever be blighted. He was called after the first Test against England in Multan, the second time in a year and worryingly, the fourth time in his short career. And it will remain a shame for Shabbir's career thus far held a good deal of promise. Not only did he become the joint-fastest Pakistani bowler to 50 Test wickets (with Waqar Younis in 10 Tests), but as a tall (6'5"), gangly fast-medium bowler Shabbir is moulded from different materials altogether than most Pakistani fast men. He extracts a great deal of bounce, even on lifeless wickets, and bowling from close to the stumps - much like Glenn McGrath - allows him to stick to a tight wicket-to-wicket line. He seams and cuts more than he swings, often sharply and both ways and is a sound exponent of reverse swing.

Test and ODIs

He was express when he made his ODI debut, picking up three wickets but he was immediately reported - and has since reduced his pace considerably. His Test career began in impressive style as well with an eight-wicket haul against Bangladesh in Karachi, on a track that offered no assistance to the pace bowlers and in most performances since, around the world, he has picked up wickets and stemmed the flow of runs. A genial, unassuming character who started playing cricket as a batsman, his laidback personality only enhances the poignancy of what has happened to him.He had an impressive start to his One-Day International career after picking up three wickets (all three bowled out) with two wickets in his very first over, in his debut against the West Indies at Toronto.[2] "Pace like fire- ESPN Cricinfo"

Playing Style

He is a tall (6'5"), Pakistani fast bowler. He extracts a great deal of bounce, even on lifeless wickets, and bowling from close to the stumps  much like Glenn McGrath  allows him to stick to a tight wicket-to-wicket line. He seams and cuts more than he swings, often sharply and both ways and is a sound exponent of reverse swing.[3] Shabbir Ahmed- Cricket Officials

Controversies

Shabbir Ahmed Great Pakistani Player

Shabbir Ahmed Great Pakistani Player

One year ban

Shabbir had taken 51 wickets in 10 tests, when in 2005 after playing the first Test against England he was reported to the ICC for an illegal bowling action. Following an investigation into his action, Ahmed was banned from cricket for one year in December 2005.[4] Shabbir has action- Cricket News

Return to cricket

As of 21 December 2006, having completed his one-year term, Shabbir is once again eligible to play International Cricket. However if Shabbir is reported again, he will be suspended from bowling at international level until his action is reassessed. Currently Shabbir is playing in the Pakistani domestic competition.

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