Ijaz Ahmed

Country: Pakistan
Born: September 20, 1968, Sialkot, Punjab
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium
Playing role: Batter

Ijaz Ahmed Bio

Ijaz Ahmed: The Axeman from Pakistan

Ijaz Ahmed, the formidable middle-order batsman from Pakistan, has left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. Known for his unorthodox technique and powerful strokes, Ijaz has established himself as a force to be reckoned with during his illustrious career.

Born on the 20th of September, 1968, in Sialkot, Pakistan, Ijaz Ahmed showed remarkable promise from a young age. His talent shone through, and he quickly became a prominent figure in his local cricketing circles. It was not long before he donned the famous green jersey and made his international debut for Pakistan.

Ijaz’s ungainly yet effective playing style made him a unique asset to the Pakistani team. While his closed stance and unorthodox technique may have raised eyebrows, Ijaz consistently proved his worth as a top-order batsman. He often took the pivotal No. 3 position, occasionally overshadowing the likes of Salim Malik and Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Nicknamed “The Axeman” for his distinctive chopping motion when attacking balls outside off stump, Ijaz’s bottom-hand dominance gave his shots a ferocious power. He was particularly adept at square-cutting, leaving bowlers and fielders in awe of his ability to dispatch the ball with precision. His off-side play was unparalleled, but he was equally capable of driving through the leg side, often delivering thunderous shots through midwicket.

Ijaz’s ability to adapt and tailor his batting style to suit the demands of the game was a testament to his versatility. He possessed the rare talent of being able to accelerate the scoring rate when needed, ensuring that his team remained in a dominant position. This flexibility not only earned him respect from teammates but also made him a beloved figure among cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

One of the true measures of Ijaz’s prowess lies in his exceptional record against Australia. Throughout his career, he has scored a remarkable six centuries against the mighty Australians, a testament to his skill and mental fortitude when facing the high-quality opposition.

Beyond his batting prowess, Ijaz also possessed a keen cricketing mind and was a valuable asset in the field. His agility and quick reflexes made him a formidable presence in the covers, often contributing to crucial wickets with his sharp catches.

In addition to his batting and fielding contributions, Ijaz even dabbled in bowling during his career. He surprised many with his medium-pace deliveries that he delivered with a unique round-arm action. While not his primary role, these occasional bowling appearances showcased Ijaz’s multi-faceted abilities.

Off the field, Ijaz Ahmed remains a respected figure and a source of inspiration for aspiring cricketers. His dedication, determination, and love for the game have defined his career, and he is considered a true ambassador of Pakistani cricket.

As Ijaz Ahmed’s cricketing journey continues, fans and critics alike eagerly await the challenges that lie ahead. His legacy remains firmly etched in the annals of cricketing history, and his contributions to the sport will be celebrated for generations to come.

Ijaz Ahmed Career Stats

Ijaz Ahmed Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 60 92 4 3315 211 37.67 - - 12 12 417 23 45 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 250 232 29 6564 139* 32.33 8174 80.3 10 37 - - 90 0
FC 169 271 14 9889 211 38.47 - - 26 41 - - 123 0
List A 371 341 37 10037 139* 33.01 - - 16 59 - - 135 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ijaz Ahmed Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 60 6 180 77 2 1/9 1/9 38.5 2.56 90 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 250 28 637 476 5 2/31 2/31 95.2 4.48 127.4 0 0 0
FC 169 - 2048 1098 34 5/95 - 32.29 3.21 60.2 - 1 0
List A 371 - 1853 1451 31 3/46 3/46 46.8 4.69 59.7 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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