Asad Shafiq

Country: Pakistan
Born: January 28, 1986, Karachi, Sind
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Asad Shafiq Bio

Asad Shafiq, the skilled right-hand top-order batter, hails from Pakistan and has made a significant impact in the world of cricket. Born on January 28, 1986, in Karachi, Shafiq showcased his natural talent and excellent batting prowess from a young age.

Shafiq’s journey in international cricket began in 2010 when he earned his first call-up to represent Pakistan. He wasted no time in making a statement, impressing everyone with a half-century in his debut One-Day International (ODI) match during the England tour later that year. Following this remarkable performance, he was selected for his Test debut against South Africa in Abu Dhabi, where he showcased his talents once again, scoring an impressive 61 runs.

From 2010 to 2018, Shafiq displayed consistency and determination as a Test cricketer, proving himself to be a valuable asset to the national team. He showed immense skill and courage in the middle order, often holding the innings together during challenging situations. In 2011, he achieved a significant milestone by scoring his maiden Test century against Bangladesh. Shafiq continued to impress in tough conditions and made a remarkable Test hundred against South Africa in Cape Town in 2013. Coming in to bat at 33 for 4, he formed a crucial partnership of 219 runs with Younis Khan and scored 111 runs against a formidable bowling attack consisting of Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, and Morne Morkel.

In 2016, Shafiq once again showcased his determination and ability by scoring a brilliant 137 against Australia at the Gabba. His outstanding innings brought Pakistan agonizingly close to a famous victory. This knock also helped him surpass cricketing legend Garry Sobers’ record for the most centuries scored from the No. 6 position.

Before his international cricket debut, Shafiq emerged as a standout player in the Karachi tape-ball circuit. In his debut season in 2007-08, he caught the attention of selectors by scoring a double-hundred. Although he fell short of 1000 runs that season, he achieved this milestone in 2009-2010, scoring an impressive 1244 runs in just 12 games at an average of 49.76.

Shafiq’s success wasn’t limited to the longer format of the game. In 2008-09, he proved his mettle as a limited-overs player, scoring 379 runs in seven matches at an impressive average of 54.14. This exceptional performance earned him a call-up to represent Pakistan in the Asia Cup in 2010.

Asad Shafiq’s consistent performances and unwavering determination have made him one of Pakistan’s most reliable cricketers. His ability to thrive under pressure and score crucial runs in challenging situations has cemented his place in the national team. Shafiq’s passion for the game, combined with his natural talent, has undoubtedly contributed to his success and made him a beloved figure in Pakistani cricket.

Overall, Asad Shafiq’s journey from the tape-ball circuit in Karachi to becoming an internationally recognized cricketer is a testament to his hard work, skill, and commitment to the sport. His journey continues to inspire aspiring cricketers in Pakistan and around the world.

Asad Shafiq Career Stats

Asad Shafiq Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 77 128 6 4660 137 38.19 9588 48.6 12 27 512 29 77 0
T20Is 10 10 0 192 38 19.2 185 103.78 0 0 19 2 3 0
ODIs 60 58 4 1336 84 24.74 1979 67.5 0 9 108 5 14 0
FC 197 329 32 12535 223 42.2 24077 52.06 31 67 1486 67 180 0
List A 162 158 20 5784 145 41.91 6914 83.65 11 39 586 31 65 0
T20s 128 122 11 2702 92* 24.34 2263 119.39 0 14 293 46 61 0

Asad Shafiq Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 77 15 340 196 3 1/7 1/18 65.33 3.45 113.3 0 0 0
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 60 2 12 18 0 - - - 9 - 0 0 0
FC 197 83 2344 1273 20 3/85 3/85 63.65 3.25 117.2 0 0 0
List A 162 47 1027 975 21 3/46 3/46 46.42 5.69 48.9 0 0 0
T20s 128 18 162 180 7 2/7 2/7 25.71 6.66 23.1 0 0 0

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