Faheem Ashraf

Faheem Ashraf (Urdu: فہیم اشرف‎; born 16 January 1994) is a Pakistani international cricketer who represents the national side and plays first-class cricket for Habib Bank Limited.[1][2] In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[3][4]

Faheem Ashraf
Personal information
Born (1994-01-16) 16 January 1994 (age 26)
Phool Nagar, Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleBowling all-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 230)11 May 2018 v Ireland
Last Test11 January 2019 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 213)12 June 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI14 May 2019 v England
T20I debut (cap 75)12 September 2017 v World XI
Last T20I5 October 2019 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2013/14–2014/15Faisalabad
2015/16National Bank
2016/17Habib Bank Limited
2017Comilla Victorians
2018–presentIslamabad United
2019Northamptonshire
2019–presentCentral Punjab
2019–Melbourne Renegades
2019/20Dhaka Platoon
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 4 23 27 38
Runs scored 138 162 133 1,432
Batting average 23.00 12.50 11.08 30.46
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0 2/5
Top score 83 28 21 116
Balls bowled 540 902 447 5,927
Wickets 11 20 24 110
Bowling average 26.09 37.20 23.20 27.01
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 5
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/42 5/22 3/5 6/65
Catches/stumpings 0/– 5/– 7/– 18/–
Source: Cricinfo, 3 February 2020

Domestic careerEdit

He scored a century on his first-class debut in 2013–14.[5] He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2016–17 Departmental One Day Cup, taking 19 wickets.[6] He was also the leading wicket-taker for Punjab in the 2017 Pakistan Cup, with eight dismissals in four matches.[7]

He was drafted in by Islamabad United from Gold category (earning between US$50,000-US$60,000) in the 2018 Pakistan Super League players draft. [8] Faheem played an integral part in team's winning the 2018 season. Faheem took 18 wickets and scored runs in crucial moments for his side. He was the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, and won the best bowler of the season award at the end of the season along with a Maroon cap.[9]

In September 2019, he was named in Central Punjab's squad for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.[10][11]

International careerEdit

In March 2017, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against the West Indies, although he did not play.[12] In April 2017, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.[13]

In an ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match against Bangladesh, Ashraf scored 64 runs in Pakistan's two-wicket win.[14][15] He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy on 12 June 2017, dismissing Dinesh Chandimal for his first ODI wicket.[16]

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan against a World XI in the 2017 Independence Cup on 12 September 2017.[17]

On 27 October 2017, he took a hat-trick for Pakistan in the second T20I match against Sri Lanka at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi helping team seal a series lead and became the first bowler for Pakistan, and sixth player overall, to take a hat-trick in a T20I.[18][19]

In April 2018, he was named in Pakistan's Test squad for their tours to Ireland and England in May 2018.[20] He made his Test debut for Pakistan, against Ireland, on 11 May 2018.[21][22]

In July 2018, he took his first five-wicket haul in ODIs, against Zimbabwe, at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.[23] The following month, he was named the PCB's Emerging Player of the Year.[24]

In April 2019, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[25][26] However, on 20 May 2019, he was dropped from Pakistan's squad, after they announced their final team for the tournament.[27][28]

In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic.[29][30]

T20 franchise careerEdit

In September 2018, he was named in Paktia's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[31]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Meet the new faces in the Pakistan Test squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
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  4. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
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  6. ^ "Departmental One Day Cup, 2016/17: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Pakistan Cup, 2017 Punjab: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Lynn, bravo headline Platinum picks in PSL draft". www.cricbuzz.com. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
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  13. ^ "Pakistan recall Azhar, Umar Akmal". ESPNcricinfo. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  14. ^ "ICC Champions Trophy warm-up: Fahim Ashraf's knock of 64 guides Pakistan to two-wicket win over Bangladesh". The Indian Express. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Fahim's blistering knock steers Pakistan to win in CT warm-up vs BD – Cricket – Dunya News". dunyanews.tv. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  16. ^ "ICC Champions Trophy, 12th Match, Group B: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017". ESPNcricinfo. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  17. ^ "1st Match (D/N), Independence Cup at Lahore, Sep 12 2017". ESPNcricinfo. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Shadab stars as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in nail-biting finish". GeoTV. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Faheem Ashraf becomes first Pakistan bowler to take hat-trick in T20Is". Indian Express. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Fakhar, Imam receive maiden call-ups to Ireland, England Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Only Test, Pakistan tour of Ireland, England and Scotland at Dublin, May 11-15 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Ireland win toss, opt to bowl in historic Test against Pakistan". Geo TV. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Faheem Ashraf skittles Zimbabwe for 67 as Pakistan seal ODI series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Fakhar Zaman steals PCB awards ceremony". www.brecorder.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  26. ^ "Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  27. ^ "Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali included in Pakistan World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  28. ^ "Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz named in Pakistan's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  29. ^ "Haider Ali the new face as Pakistan name 29-man touring party for England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  30. ^ "Haider Ali named in 29-player squad for England tour". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  31. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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