Test careerSharjeel got his first Test call-up for Pakistan's 2016-17 series to New Zealand. Sharjeel Khan, the opening batsman, has earned a maiden call-up to the Pakistan Test squad for the tour of New Zealand.Sharjeel, 27, has been a regular presence for Pakistan at the top of the order in limited-overs cricket in 2016, having scored a bruising 152 off 86 balls against Ireland in August.Sharjeel has 4853 first-class runs at an average of 37.91 with 11 hundreds and 21 fifties. He came into contention for Test cricket after scoring 96 and 82 not out in successive innings in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.Another uncapped player was among the 16 that were chosen, middle-order batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who was with the team in England in July 2016, but was left out for the subsequent Tests against West Indies in the UAE.
Ireland 2016He scored his maiden century against Ireland at Malahide on 18 August 2016. His fifty came from 34 deliveries and century from 61 deliveries with the strike rate of 176.74. This century stands as the third highest ODI century by a Pakistani in ODIs after Saeed Anwar (194) and Imran Nazir (160). His 150 also stands as the third fastest of all time after AB de Villiers and Shane Watson. .96 Previous lowest total for Ireland in ODIs at home, which was also against Pakistan in Belfast in 2011. The 82 all out is now their lowest total at home and second-lowest overall. This is the fourth time they were dismissed for under 100 and Pakistan are the only team to do it to them twice.
Pakistan Super League 2016Sharjeel Khan was part of Islamabad United's squad he became the first player in history of Pakistan Super League who scored a century against possibly best bowling line-up of inaugural PSL Peshawar Zalmi.He scored 117 from 62 in Qualifier 3 and took his team in the final where they faced Quetta Gladiators and Won the tournament by 6 wickets.He was team's best player in the whole tournament and performed well throu8rghout the tournament with (300) Runs and with an excellent strike-rate of 149.25.He finished the tournament as third leading run scorer behind Lahore Qalandars's Umar Akmal and Karachi Kings's Ravi Bopara respectively.
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