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Pakistani cricketer

Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi after the match against Bangladesh in 2019 World Cup
Personal information
Full name
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Born (2000-04-06) 6 April 2000 (age 22)
Landi Kotal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Nickname The Eagle
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Left-arm fast
Role Bowler
Relations Riaz Afridi (brother)
Yasir Afridi (cousin)
International information
National side
  • Pakistan (2018–present)
Test debut (cap 236) 3 December 2018 v New Zealand
Last Test 16 July 2022 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 218) 21 September 2018 v Afghanistan
Last ODI 10 June 2022 v West Indies
ODI shirt no 10 (formerly 40)
T20I debut (cap 78) 3 April 2018 v West Indies
Last T20I 13 November 2022 v England
T20I shirt no 10 (formerly 40)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2017 Khan Research Laboratories
2017 Dhaka Dynamites
2018–present Lahore Qalandars (squad no 10)
2018 Balochistan
2019/20 Northern (squad no 10)
2020 Hampshire (squad no 40)
2020/21 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (squad no 10)
2022 Middlesex (squad no 10)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I T20
Matches 25 32 45 124
Runs scored 145 102 36 173
Batting average 604 1700 900 752
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 19 19 16 39
Balls bowled 4,731 1,611 998 2,809
Wickets 99 62 55 173
Bowling average 2486 2387 2292 2067
5 wickets in innings 4 2 0 4
10 wickets in match 1 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/51 6/35 4/22 6/19
Catches/stumpings 2/– 6/– 8/– 27/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 November 2022

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Urdu, Pashto: شاھین شاہ آفریدی; born 6 April 2000) is a Pakistani professional cricketer who plays as a fast bowler for the Pakistan national cricket team He made his international debut for Pakistan in April 2018 and his Test match debut for the national team in December 2018

In 2017, Afridi was noted as a 6-foot 6 inch 17-year-old Pakistani fast-bowling talent who can bowl at 90 mph, and also for his big-hitting ability He considers himself an all-rounder and seeks to excel in bowling, batting and fielding 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) The following year, Afridi was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (Cricketer of the Year) Afridi was named as the captain of the Lahore Qalandars for 2022 Pakistan Super League in late 2021

Early life and career

Afridi belongs to the Zakhakhel Afridi tribe of the Pashtuns He grew up in Landi Kotal, a town in Khyber District, Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan He is the youngest of seven brothers; his eldest brother, 15 years his senior, is Riaz Afridi who played a solitary Test match for Pakistan in 2004 Shaheen started his cricket career from the Tatara Ground in Landi Kotal, which is named after the nearby Tatara hills

Riaz Afridi introduced Shaheen to hard-ball cricket at the FATA Under-16 trials in 2015, with Shaheen having played only tennis-ball cricket until then Success at this level led to Shaheen being selected for the Under-16 tour of Australia in November 2015, where he played his part with four wickets in the 2–1 victories in the One-Day and Twenty20 series

Domestic and T20 career

In December 2016, Afridi was included in the Pakistan Under-19 cricket team selected for the 2016 Under-19 Asia Cup held in Sri Lanka He took 3 wickets for 27 runs in Pakistan’s nine wickets win over Singapore in their opening match of the U-19 Asia Cup

In early September 2017, Afridi signed a two-year contract with Dhaka Dynamites, a major Bangladesh Premier League franchise Later he made his first-class debut for Khan Research Laboratories in the 2017–18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on 26 September 2017 In the second innings of the match, he took 8 wickets for 39 runs, the best figures by a Pakistani bowler on first-class debut

In December 2017, Afridi was named in Pakistan’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup He was the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in the tournament, with 12 wickets Following Pakistan’s matches in the tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Afridi as the rising star of the squad

Afridi made his Twenty20 debut for Lahore Qalandars in the 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL) on 23 February 2018 The following month in the PSL, during Lahore’s match with the Multan Sultans, Afridi took five wickets for four runs Lahore won the fixture by 6 wickets and Afridi was named the player of the match

In April 2018, Afridi was named in Baluchistan’s squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup He made his List A debut for Baluchistan on 25 April 2018

In July 2019, Afridi was selected to play for the Rotterdam Rhinos in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament However, the following month the tournament was cancelled

In December 2019, it was announced that Afridi will play for Hampshire County Cricket Club in the 2020 t20 Blast in England In September 2020, Hampshire confirmed his participation in the 2020 t20 Blast, and announced that he will be available after fulfilling his national duties

On 20 September 2020, in the final round of group matches in the t20 Blast, Afridi took a hat-trick and four wickets in four balls, finishing with match figures of 6/19 from his four overs and recording the best ever bowling figures at the Rose Bowl in T20 cricket

On 2 October 2020, in the 2020–21 National T20 Cup, Afridi took his second five-wicket haul in three T20 games, with figures of 5/20 from his four overs Three days later, Afridi took another five-wicket haul, with 5/21 in the match against Sindh In October 2021, Afridi signed with Middlesex to play in domestic matches in England until July 2022 However, he returned to Pakistan in mid-May to prepare for the national team’s home series against the West Indies

In December 2021, he was named as a captain of Lahore Qalandars Under his captaincy, Qalandars won the 2022 PSL which also made him the youngest captain to win a T20 league He also ended as leading wicket-taker of the tournament

International career

Afridi (behind the stumps) and Prince William playing tapeball cricket in Lahore, in 2019

In March 2018, he was named in Pakistan’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against the West Indies He made his T20I debut for Pakistan against the West Indies on 3 April 2018 In September 2018, he was named in Pakistan’s One Day International (ODI) squad for the 2018 Asia Cup He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Afghanistan on 21 September 2018

In November 2018, he was named in Pakistan’s Test squad for their series against New Zealand He made his Test debut for Pakistan against New Zealand on 3 December 2018

In April 2019, he was named in Pakistan’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup On 5 July 2019, in the match against Bangladesh, Shaheen became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match, finishing with figures of 6/35 These were also the best bowling figures by a bowler for Pakistan in a World Cup match Following the World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Afridi as the rising star of the squad

In December 2019, during the second Test match against Sri Lanka, Afridi took his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket

In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan’s tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic In July, he was shortlisted in Pakistan’s 20-man squad for the Test matches against England In September 2021, he was named in Pakistan’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

In January 2022, Afridi was named the Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council He took 78 wickets in 36 international matches in 2021

Personal life

In March 2021, it was reported that Shaheen Shah Afridi will be engaged to Shahid Afridi’s elder daughter Aqsa

In July 2022, Afridi was honoured with an “honorary” Deputy Superintendent of the Police (DSP) rank in the KPK Police as a goodwill ambassador

Awards

  • PCB’s Impactful performance of the year: 2021
  • Shaheen named in ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year for the year 2021
  • Named in ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year for the year 2021
  • He won the Sir Garfield Sobers for the ICC Men’s cricketer of the Year of 2021
  • Became K-P police goodwill ambassador in 2022

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