Sarfraz Ahmed (Urdu: سرفراز احمد; born 22 May 1987) is a wicket-keeper batsman. Who plays international cricket for Pakistan and is also the current captain of the Pakistan cricket team. In all 3 formats of the game. In addition to his captaincy duties. He led Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory in June 2017. Sarfraz was named as Pakistan’s Twenty-20 International captain following the 2016 ICC World Twenty-20 in India.
Sarfraz Ahmed Biography, Records, Career, Height, Age and Life details
While he was named Pakistan’s ODI Captain on 9 February 2017 after Azhar Ali stepped down. He took up the Test captaincy mantle for his team following the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq. Became the 32nd Test captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team doing so. In March 2018, on Pakistan Day. Sarfraz became the youngest cricketer to be awarded with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
Sarfraz Ahmed Biography | Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Career, Records, & More:
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- Sarfraz Ahmed
- Saifi, Saffu
- Pakistani Cricketer (Batsman, WicketKeeper & Captain)
Sarfraz Ahmed Biography Physical Stat & More:
- ” meters- (1.70 m)
- ” Feet Inches- (5 ft 7)
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Sarfraz Ahmed Cricket Career History:
- Test: 14 January 2010 vs Australia
- ODI: 18 November 2007 vs India
- T20: 19 February 2010 vs England
- #54 (Pakistan)
- Karachi Dolphin
- .Quetta Gladiators
- Right Handed
- Right-arm off break
Nature on Field:
Sarfraz Ahmed Career(Domestic):
Sarfraz was picked by Quetta Gladiators in the PSL players draft on 21 December 2015. He was selected to be the franchise captain for the 2016 season. He led the Gladiators all the way through to the final. Losing only two matches before it. But still his team just couldn’t make it and they lost in the final to Islamabad United.
In the second season he once again led Quetta to the final. But Quetta lost by 58 runs against Peshawar. Which meant that Quetta had lost the PSL final for the second time in a row. In the third season Quetta Gladiators did not manage to qualify for the final. But instead were defeated by Peshawar Zalmi by 1 run in the first eliminator.
In the inaugural edition of the t-10 league, held in UAE he was the captain of the team Bengal Tigers. But he was not so successful there as Bengal Tigers finished fourth by the end of the tournament.
Sarfraz Ahmed Career (International):
Sarfraz’s notable achievement during the early days of his career was winning. The ICC U-19 World Cup in 2006 where he led the Pakistani team. And defeated India in the final in a low-scoring encounter.
In 2015, Sarfraz was selected for 2015 Cricket World Cup. But did not get a chance to play in the first four matches. Due to the first frequent losses. He was selected for Pakistan’s fifth match of the event against South Africa. Where he scored 49 runs off 49 balls and took 6 catches as wicket-keeper. To equal the one day international record for most dismissals(6 dismissals). Also he equalled Adam Gilchrist’s record for the most dismissals. As a wicket-keeper in a single World Cup innings.
He made his Test match debut in Hobart on 14 January 2010. In the third Test match against Australia, replacing Kamran Akmal. Who suffered an “error-ridden performance” in the second Test. He was dropped again after one match.
Sarfraz as a Vice-captaincy:
After Misbah retired from the ODI format of the game after 2015 Cricket World Cup. Sarfraz was emerging to be a potential successor. However, the PCB went with Azhar Ali for the captaincy and considering Sarfraz. Led the Pakistan U-19 team, appointed him as the vice captain of the ODI team.
Return to international cricket (2011):
Sarfraz returned to the international team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka in November 2011. For the subsequent series against Bangladesh and the Asia Cup. In the final of the tournament he scored a crucial 46 not out (the highest score from his team). As Pakistan won the match by 2 runs. He was consequently rewarded a Category C contract. And selected for Pakistan’s next series against Sri Lanka, again for ODIs.
Sri Lanka Test series (2015):
During the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. Sarfraz stabilized the Pakistan Innings by a knock of 96 runs in just 85 balls. Falling just four runs short of a century when he was bowled by Sri Lankan pacer Dhammika Prasad.
During his knock he became the 7th Pakistani wicketkeeper to reach 1000 Test runs. In 28 inns, jointly the fastest Pakistani wicket-keeper with Imtiaz Ahmed. The knock also earned him the Man of the Match award.
Zimbabawe ODI series (2015):
Due to a foot injury sustained by usual One day captain Azhar Ali, Sarfraz became the captain for the third ODI against Zimbabwe on 5 October 2015. He recorded first win in his debut match as captain.
After a horrendous T20 World Cup 2016 campaign. The T20I captain Shahid Afridi was sacked and the PCB appointed Sarfraz captain of the national T20 team on 5 April 2016. He won his first match in the only T20I against England by nine wickets. Later his team defeated the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 champions. West Indies with a whitewash in a 3 match series.
Pakistan is Number 1 in T20 Internationals. Pakistan has not lost a single series under Sarfraz’s captaincy. Recently they defeated scotland (2-0). Pakistan makes a world record by bowling Scotland out 24 times in T20I under Sarfraz. In addition Sarfraz’s career best 89 helped Pakistan to beat Scotland in first T20I. Pakistan had also recorded unbeaten 9 series win after the 2018 Zimbabwe Tri-Nation Series under the leadership of Sarfraz.
On 9 February 2017 following the resignation of then captain Azhar Ali from ODI captaincy. Sarfraz Ahmed was chosen to succeed him. Thus making him a full time limited overs captain of Pakistan. He was also made vice-captain for the Pakistan Test team. In his first series as ODI captain. Pakistan beat West Indies 2–1.
His first major tournament as the captain was 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Pool matches, Pakistan lost to India. But went on to win against South Africa and Sri Lanka to enter semi-finals. In the semi-final, Pakistan beat the hosts England comprehensively to enter Pakistan’s first Champions Trophy final. In the final against arch-rivals India. Pakistan posted a massive total of 338 and won the match convincingly to become the champions.
On 28 September 2017, against Sri Lanka. He became the 32nd captain of Pakistan in Tests. Sri Lanka won the Test series 2–0. It was Pakistan’s first whitewash in the United Arab Emirates. Only their second whitewash in a home series. After losing 3–0 to Australia in October 2002.
Date of Birth:
- 22nd May 1987
Age (as in 2018):
- Karachi, Pakistan.
Above you have read about the Sarfraz Ahmed Biography, Sarfraz Ahmed Career his cricket hisory, Sarfraz Ahmed records. and much more bellow is the its conclusion.
- Sarfraz Ahmed is the one of the best player in the history of Pakistan Cricket team & team expecting to him for more better successive moment to him.
- Pakistani selecting committee try to search more Sarfraz Ahmed’s into the Pakistani nation’ as Trial base or Trial hunting programs.
- With the strong Batting lineup Pakistan set-up their outstanding Opening and middle order Batsmen. Even Bowlers also played well like Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir & Mohammad Nawaz.
- Not only Pakistani nation but also the whole world and Cricket lovers appreciate Sarfraz’s success and hard work.
- Everyone expecting to Sarfraz Ahmed for more success in his career as a captain of Pakistan Cricket Team. But it’s possible if he will try to hard work. If he’ll lazy so maybe he’ll not achieve other records.
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