Shan Masood

Shan Masood

Shan Masood

Shan Masood is a Kuwait-Born Pakistani Test cricketer. He is a left-arm opening batsman who has a reliable defensive batting technique that is suitable for the longer format of the game. Recently Shan has captained the Multan Sultan’s Franchise in Pakistan  Super League 2020. He is making his place in the cricket field with his remarkable performance. This article has all the information about him, including Shan Masood Biography.

Name:Shaan Masood Khan
In Urdu:شان مسعود
Famous As:Cricketer
Education:Economics from Durham University UK
Height:5 Ft 10 inch
Date:14th October 1989
Parents: Mansoor Masood Khan
National Side:Pakistan
Team Role:Opening batsman
Bowling Style:Right-arm medium-fast
Batting Style:Left-hand bat
Matches:Test 10, FC 61, LA 30, T20 15
Batting Average:Test 24.00, T20 13.46
Runs Scored:Test 96, T20 202
Test Debut:Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Oct 14-17, 2013 scorecard
Test Last:West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 scorecard
Domestic team:Habib Bank Limited

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Shan Masood Biography

Since his international debut, Shan has played mostly in Tests and a few One Day Internationals. He made his first international appearance in the year 2013. So far, he has featured in 20 test matches as an opener for Pakistan and has successfully scored 1189 runs at an impressive batting average of 31.28. He has also registered three test centuries and six half-centuries with a highest innings score of 135. He has also been part of five One Day Internationals for the national team until now and has made 111 runs, with a batting average of 22.20. His highest ODI score is 50. He has not yet appeared in the T20 format at the international level.

Shan date of Birth

He was born on 14th October 1989 in Kuwait. Currently, he is living in Islamabad.

Education of Shan

He received his early education from Stanford University, Lincolnshire. Then he joined Durham University, the UK, to study Economics, and after that, he also went through the management and sports sciences from Loughborough University through distance learning.

Shan Masood Family

Shan was born in Kuwait because his father used to work there, but in the early 90s, after the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf war, they shifted to Pakistan.

Cricket Career

Initial Career

Shan started his domestic cricket career from first-class by representing Hyderabad Hawks in the year 2007. His first match came against Karachi on 24th October, where he scored his first fifty in his first innings of professional cricket. Though he was a talented player, it took him six years to make his first international appearance because his father was part of PCBs governing body, and Masood did not want to benefit from that. He also played regular under-15s and under-19s cricket before coming into the national team.

Domestic Career

  • Shan has played in all three formats of domestic cricket. He has been part of 123 first-class games so far and has scored 6975 runs at a batting average of 35.05. He has also registered 13 centuries and 35 fifties in the meantime. His best first-class score is 199 runs. He has a remarkable List-A career, where he has scored a massive total of 4068 runs in just 92 games with an exceptional average of 54.24. His List-A stats also include 12 hundreds and 24 fifties. His highest score in this form of cricket is 182 not out.
  • While he has also featured in 50 T20 matches and has 1058 runs in his batting account with a decent average and strike rate of 22.04 and 117.03, respectively. Since his debut, he has also scored a T20 century and a couple of half-centuries, with the best score of unbeaten 103.

Pakistan Super League

Shan Masood got an opportunity in PSL 2020 to lead the franchise of Multan Sultans. Initially, almost everyone criticized his appointment as captain, but he proved all wrong. His understanding of the game has helped Multan’s team win five games out of seven with just one game lost. He, along with his captaincy, has also contributed to his batting. The competition is yet to be completed as it postponed due to Corona virus..

International Career and Achievements

  • Shan made his international debut on 14th October 2013 in a test match against South-Africa. He played a fighting knock of 75 runs against the tough and challenging bowling of South-African pacers. After a solid start to his international career, he fell early in the next few matches. He got himself going against Sri-Lanka at Palekele test on 3rd July 2015, where he played an outstanding knock of 125 runs making his first century in test cricket. He has recently been in top form as he has scored two consecutive centuries in the last two tests at Karachi and Rawalpindi against Sri-Lanka and Bangladesh, respectively.
  • These hundreds will help him to be a regular opener in tests for the Pakistani team in the future. Shan made his One Day International debut in 2019 on 22nd March against Australia and made 40 runs. Since his debut, he has five games under his belt and has scored his first half-century in ODIs in his 5th match against Australia. Interestingly his all ODIs are against Australia. He has established himself as an excellent opener, and is improving his cricket skills each passing day. Soon he can be a successful player in the national team if he keeps himself fit and focused.

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