Shaftab Khalid

Country: England
Born: October 06, 1982, Pakistan
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Shaftab Khalid Bio

Shaftab Ahmad Khalid is an English cricket player who gained recognition for his off-spin bowling skills. Born and raised in England, Khalid’s rise to prominence came as a result of his selection for the ECB National Academy squad in 2003/04.

Khalid’s cricket journey began in the 2003 season when he made his debut for Worcestershire in both first-class and limited-overs cricket. His first taste of first-class cricket came against Oxford University, while his limited-overs debut saw him face the formidable South African team at New Road. In a memorable start to his limited-overs career, he claimed the wicket of South Africa’s captain Graeme Smith.

The promising start in his career earned Khalid a place in the National Academy for the following season, a selection that raised a few eyebrows. However, despite the recognition, Khalid struggled to maintain his momentum at the highest level. Since his inclusion in the National Academy, he has only represented Worcestershire once in first-class cricket.

One of the factors impeding his progress has been the presence of Gareth Batty, a consistently performing off-spinner for Worcestershire. Batty’s stellar performances have often eclipsed Khalid’s chances of regular selection, limiting his opportunities on the field. Despite this setback, Khalid has remained determined to improve his skills and make a mark in English cricket.

Although currently out of the limelight, Khalid continues to work hard on his game and hopes to make a strong comeback. Recognizing the importance of consistent performances, he is focused on refining his technique as an off-spinner and enhancing his overall cricketing abilities. His dedication and resilience serve as a testament to his commitment to the sport he loves.

Off the field, Khalid is known to be a humble and team-oriented individual, always prioritizing the collective success of the team over individual glory. His positive attitude and friendly nature have made him a respected figure among his teammates and coaches.

While his journey so far has been marred by setbacks and sporadic opportunities, Shaftab Ahmad Khalid remains a player with immense potential. With hard work, determination, and the right opportunities, he has the ability to rise to the top and become a valuable asset for English cricket. Fans and cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the resurgence of this talented off-spinner and hope to witness him make a lasting impact on the game.

Shaftab Khalid Career Stats

Shaftab Khalid Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 10 9 2 64 20 9.14 195 32.82 0 0 - - 3 0
List A 10 6 4 13 9* 6.5 31 41.93 0 0 - - 1 0
T20s 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0

Shaftab Khalid Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 10 - 1280 712 14 4/131 - 50.85 3.33 91.4 1 0 0
List A 10 - 327 284 4 2/40 2/40 71 5.21 81.7 0 0 0
T20s 1 1 6 13 0 - - - 13 - 0 0 0

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