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Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sensational Spell

Man of the Match, Shaheen Shah Afridi, 3rd Match, 2 September, Asia Cup 2023

Although Shaheen Shah Afridi is a well-known and famed Bowler of Pakistan Cricket team both at national and international level. But, during the 3rd match of Asia Cup 2023 against India, Shaheen once again flabbergasted the audience with his marvelous performance. Overall, all the 3 pacers including Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah too shook the Indian batsman with their wicket taking ability, but Shaheen Shah Afridi s level of wicket taking is mind-blowing.

Last night’s performance of Shaheen is scaringly infinite for his rivals in Cricket. Despite of the fact that the match was abandoned after 1st innings due to rain, Shaheen left no struggle to make his country proud by taking 4 Wickets in 10 Overs (35 runs). With that he also completes his 250 Wickets in International Cricket at the age of 23. Shaheen played for all formats of Cricket in Pakistan.

Shaheen was born on 6 April 2000 at Landi Kotal, Khyber District Pakistan. He is the youngest brother of his seven brothers. Shaheen s elder brother Riaz Afridi is also a Cricketer who once played a solidarity Test Match for Pakistan in 2004. Whereas Yasir Afridi who is a professional footballer of Pakistan Football team is also Shaheen s Cousin. Shaheen Shah Afridi is married to Ansha Afridi (daughter of Shahid khan Afridi) on 3 February,2023.

Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi

Personal Information

NameShaheen Shah Afridi
Nickname/Title Eagle
DOB6 April 2000, Landi Kotal, Khyber district Pakistan
Height6 ft 6 inch
Batting StyleLeft-Handed
RoleBowler
Bowling StyleLeft arm fast.
Personal Information

International Career

Shaheen Shah Afridi started his journey of International Cricket in 2018, when he was first selected in T20I squad for series against West Indies. Later, he was also selected in ODI Squad for the 2018 Asia Cup. After Successfully making his ODI debut against Afghanistan in 2018, he was also Selected for Test squad for series against Afghanistan in November 2018. Hence, Shaheen s international career for all formats of Cricket started in 2018.

National Team SidePakistan(2018-present)
Test Debut3 December 2018 against NZ
Last Test24 July,2023 against SL
ODI Debut21 September 2018, against AFG
Last ODI2 September 2023, against IND
T20 Debut3 April 2018 against WI
Last T2014 April 2023 against NZ
International Career
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi

Career Statistics

TestODIT20I
Total Matches274152
Scored Runs15413348
Batting Average6.1614.778.00
100s/50s0/00/00/0
Top Score1923*16
Balls Bowled521820531143
Wickets1058264
Bowling Average25.5822.3922.73
5 Wickets in innings420
Best Bowling6/516/354/22
Catches2/-8/-11/-
Career Stats

Domestic Career of Shaheen Shah Afridi

The domestic career of Shaheen Shah Afridi also consists of various Matches with various teams. Starting from 2016, when he was selected in the Under 19 Cricket team for the Asia Cup 2016 and took 3 wickets for 27 runs. Later, his contract with Dhaka Dynamites (franchise of Bangladesh Premier league). Basically, his domestic career is full of awards and trophies in different leagues of different franchises.

YearsTeams
2017-18Khan Research laboratories
2018-presentLahore Qalandars
2018Baluchistan
2019-20Northern
2020Hampshire
2020-21 to presentKPK
2022Middlesex
2023Nottinghamshire
2023Welsh Fire
Domestic Stats

PSL Career of Shaheen Shah Afridi

Shaheen Afridi appeared in PSL by selecting in Lahore Qalandars in 2018, and during a match with Multan Sultans he took 5 wickets for 4 runs. After that Lahore Qalandars won the match and Afridi was titled as the Man of the Match. Later in 2021, Shaheen s name was finale as the Captain of Lahore Qalandars. And after four years of struggling, Lahore Qalandars won the PSL for the 1st time under Shaheen s Captaincy.

Also, Shaheen was the leading Wicket taker of the tournament and the youngest captain to win PSL trophy. Again in 2023, Lahore Qalandars won the PSL for 2nd time under Shaheen Shah Afridi s Captaincy.

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