Fawad Ahmed

Country: Australia
Born: February 05, 1982, Marghuz, North-West Frontier Province
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak Googly
Playing role: Bowler

Fawad Ahmed Bio

Fawad Ahmed, the talented legspinner from Australia, has an incredible journey that brings an inspirational touch to his cricketing career. Born and raised in Pakistan, Ahmed fled his homeland in 2010 as an asylum seeker and found a new home in Australia. Throughout his tumultuous journey, Ahmed’s love for cricket remained constant, eventually leading him to make a name for himself in the cricketing world.

Ahmed’s personal story is one of hardship and determination. Living in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, he was involved with a non-governmental organization focused on empowering women through education. However, his association with this noble cause led to threats from extremists, forcing him to leave his beloved country.

Arriving in Australia, Ahmed’s cricketing aspirations faced numerous obstacles. While waiting for the verdict on his asylum claim, he played for the Melbourne University club and worked in a warehouse to sustain himself. Despite these challenges, his skills on the cricket field caught the attention of Cricket Australia, receiving their support for his asylum claim.

His dreams finally turned into reality in late 2012 when Ahmed was granted permanent residency in Australia. This enabled him to fully pursue his cricketing career and showcase his talent on a bigger stage. His breakthrough came when he was signed by the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL) and also made appearances for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield.

Ahmed’s style of bowling sets him apart from others. Armed with a sharp turn and an unassuming short run-up, he exhibits a mesmerizing bowling technique. Observers across the country hailed him as a talented spinner, drawing comparisons to legendary spinner Anil Kumble, while former Australian batsman Damien Martyn even went as far as declaring him the best spinner since Shane Warne.

Despite his skill and rising reputation, Ahmed’s inclusion in the Australian Test side was put on hold due to ICC regulations. According to the regulations, he was ineligible for selection until August 18, 2013, unless he obtained an Australian passport earlier. Nevertheless, this setback did not dampen his spirits, and at 31 years of age, he still had plenty of time to make a lasting impact in the cricketing world.

Off the field, Ahmed’s remarkable journey and dedication to the sport have made him an inspirational figure. His story serves as a reminder of the power of perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity. Ahmed’s journey from an asylum seeker to a renowned cricketer showcases the inclusivity and unity that cricket represents.

As Ahmed continues to ply his trade in Australian cricket, his focus remains on achieving higher honors and representing his adopted country at the international level. With his remarkable talent and unwavering determination, there is no doubt that he will continue to make headlines and inspire future generations of cricketers both on and off the field.

Fawad Ahmed Career Stats

Fawad Ahmed Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 1 1 3 3* - 5 60 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 3 1 1 4 4* - 2 200 0 0 1 0 0 0
FC 62 74 36 410 34 10.78 - - 0 0 - - 15 0
List A 34 13 7 83 35 13.83 114 72.8 0 0 8 2 6 0
T20s 168 35 20 86 19 5.73 114 75.43 0 0 6 3 22 0

Fawad Ahmed Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 2 48 68 3 3/25 3/25 22.66 8.5 16 0 0 0
ODIs 3 3 144 145 3 1/39 1/39 48.33 6.04 48 0 0 0
FC 62 108 10881 6378 205 8/89 8/77 31.11 3.51 53 6 9 0
List A 34 33 1661 1429 42 4/38 4/38 34.02 5.16 39.5 2 0 0
T20s 168 164 3644 4258 172 4/14 4/14 24.75 7.01 21.1 2 0 0

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