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Sarfaraz Ahmed
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Personal information
Full name Sarfaraz Ahmed
Born 22 May 1987 (1987-05-22) (age 33)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Nickname Saifi
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Wicket keeper-batsman
International information
National side Pakistan
Test debut (cap 198) 14 January 2010 v Australia
Last Test 11 January 2019 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 156) 18 November 2007 v India
Last ODI 5 July 2019 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 54
T20I debut (cap 36) 19 February 2010 v England
Last T20I 5 May 2019 v England
T20I shirt no. 54
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005/06–2015/16 Karachi Dolphins
2005/06–2006/07 Karachi Harbour
2006/07–2008/09 Sindh
2006/07–present Pakistan International Airlines
2016–present Quetta Gladiators (squad no. 54)
2017 Yorkshire (squad no. 56)
2017 Khulna Titans
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 49 114 55 149
Runs scored 2,657 2,271 745 7,623
Batting average 36.39 34.40 28.65 39.70
100s/50s 3/18 2/11 0/3 10/54
Top score 112 105 89* 213*
Balls bowled 12 4
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 146/21 112/24 34/10 471/49
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 5 July 2019 {{{year}}}

Sarfaraz Ahmed (born 22 May 1987) is a Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman who plays for Pakistani national cricket team. He is the current captain of the Pakistan cricket team in all formats of the game.

Sarfaraz was named as Pakistan's Twenty20 International captain following the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India, while he was named Pakistan's ODI Captain on 9 February 2017 after Azhar Ali stepped down. He took up the Test captaincy mantle for his team following the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq and hence became the 32nd Test captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team in doing so. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in June 2017. In March 2018, on Pakistan Day, Sarfraz became the youngest cricketer to be awarded with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz.

In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). In January 2019, in the second ODI against South Africa, he played in his 100th ODI match. Later in the same series, he was banned for four matches after admitting making a racist remark to South African Andile Phehlukwayo.

External links

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