Abdullah Shafique

Abdullah Shafique (Urdu: عبد اللہ شفیق; born 20 November 1999) is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national cricket team[1] and for Lahore Qalandars in Pakistan Super League[2]

Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique.jpg
Shafique in 2020
Personal information
Born (1999-11-20) 20 November 1999 (age 22)
Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleBatsman
RelationsArshad Ali (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 246)26 November 2021 v Bangladesh
Last Test24 July 2022 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 19)10 November 2020 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I20 December 2020 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2019/20–2020/21Central Punjab (squad no. 57)
2021/22Balochistan (squad no. 57)
2022–presentLahore Qalandars (squad no. 57)
Career statistics
Competition Test T20I
Matches 6 3
Runs scored 720 41
Batting average 80.00 20.50
100s/50s 2/4 0/0
Top score 160* 41*
Catches/stumpings 4/– 0/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 July 2022

Early life and familyEdit

Shafique was born in a Gujjar family in a local town of district Sialkot, Pakistan.[1] His father Shafiq Ahmed is a long-term resident of Dubai, where he moved in 1991. He was a professional cricketer and later became a cricket coach.[3][4][5] His uncle Arshad Ali played international cricket for the United Arab Emirates.[6][7]

Outside cricket he also enjoys music, himself being a singer and playing the guitar, his covers of different songs having gone viral.[8]

Domestic and International CareerEdit

He was bought by Multan Sultans in the 2018 Pakistan Super League players draft but did not play in the competition.[9] He made his first-class debut on 2 December 2019, for Central Punjab in the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, scoring 133 runs.[10] He made his Twenty20 debut on 30 September 2020, for Central Punjab in the 2020–21 National T20 Cup, scoring 102 not out.[11] As a result, he became the first Pakistani batsman to score a century on his first-class and T20 debut.[12]

In October 2020, following his performances in the National T20 Cup, he was named in a 22-man squad of "probables" for Pakistan's home series against Zimbabwe.[13][14] In November 2020, he was named in Pakistan's 15-man squad for the third One Day International (ODI) match against Zimbabwe, though he did not play.[15] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan, against Zimbabwe, on 10 November 2020.[16] In November 2020, he was named in Pakistan's 35-man squad for their tour to New Zealand.[17]

In January 2021, he was named in Pakistan's Test squad for their series against South Africa.[18][19] In March 2021, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against South Africa,[20] and their Test squad for their series against Zimbabwe.[21]

In June 2021, Shafique was again named in Pakistan's ODI squad, this time for the series against England.[22] He was also named in Pakistan's Test squad for the series against the West Indies.[23] In September 2021, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series against New Zealand.[24] The following month, he was named in the Pakistan Shaheens squad for their tour of Sri Lanka.[25]

In November 2021, he was named in Pakistan's Test squad for their series against Bangladesh.[26] He made his Test debut on 26 November 2021, for Pakistan against Bangladesh.[27]

In December 2021, Shafique was named in Lahore Qalandar's squad for the 2022 Pakistan Super League season (PSL). [28]

In February 2022, Shafique was named in Pakistan's Test squad for the series against Australia.[29] Abdullah Shafique scored his maiden century in the first match's fourth innings. He scored 397 runs during the three test matches.[30] In March 2022, Shafique was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Australia.[31] In May 2022, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for the series against the West Indies.[32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Abdullah Shafique". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Abdullah Shafique – Lahore Qalandars". Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  3. ^ Nayar, K. R. (21 December 2001). "Shafiq shows the way for Arshad to glory". Gulf News. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  4. ^ Shabbir, Saima (16 November 2020). "Dubai-based veteran Pakistani coach sees future of cricket in UAE". Arab News Pakistan. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  5. ^ Radley, Paul (2 December 2021). "Abdullah Shafique's father moved to tears after dream Test debut for Pakistan". The National. UAE. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  6. ^ Radley, Paul (29 October 2020). "Abdullah Shafiq rises quickly in Pakistan cricket as father watches with bated breath in Dubai". The National. UAE. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  7. ^ Rasool, Danyal (1 October 2020). "Who is Abdullah Shafique?". ESPNcricinfo. Archived from the original on 11 December 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Watch: Pakistan's century hero in Galle Test, Abdullah Shafique, crooning 'Aye Khuda'". The Indian Express. 20 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Lynn, Tahir headline picks in PSL draft". CricBuzz. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  10. ^ "29th Match, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy at Karachi, Dec 2-5 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  11. ^ "2nd Match (N), Multan, Sep 30 2020, National T20 Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  12. ^ "CP's Abdullah Shafique scores first century of National T20 Cup 2020 in win over SP". Geo Super. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Abdullah Shafiq in Pakistan probables for Zimbabwe series". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Amir dropped, Uncapped Shafique in Pakistan squad for Zimbabwe series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Pakistan make three changes in squad for third Zimbabwe ODI". Samaa. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  16. ^ "3rd T20I (D/N), Rawalpindi, Nov 10 2020, Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  17. ^ "Pakistan name 35-player squad for New Zealand". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  18. ^ "Shan Masood, Mohammad Abbas, Haris Sohail dropped from Pakistan Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  19. ^ "Nine uncapped players in 20-member side for South Africa Tests". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  20. ^ "Pakistan squads for South Africa and Zimbabwe announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  21. ^ "Sharjeel Khan returns to Pakistan T20I side for tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  22. ^ "Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah return to Pakistan Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  23. ^ "Pakistan name squads for England and West Indies tours". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  24. ^ "Pakistan name 20-player ODI squad for New Zealand series". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  25. ^ "Pakistan Shaheens for Sri Lanka tour named". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  26. ^ "Pakistan squad for Bangladesh Tests named". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  27. ^ "1st Test, Chattogram, Nov 26 - 30 2021, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  28. ^ "PSL 2022: Here's Lahore Qalandars squad for PSL 7". www.geosuper.tv. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  29. ^ "Pakistan squad for Australia Tests announced". www.pcb.com.pk. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  30. ^ Bapat, Nishad (31 March 2022). "Abdullah Shafique : Future of the Pakistan Cricket team". SportsCafe.in. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  31. ^ "Mohammad Haris, Asif Afridi in Pakistan white-ball squads for Australia series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  32. ^ "Fit-again Shadab back, Shafique and Zahid called up for Pakistan's ODIs against West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 May 2022.

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