Shan Masood (Urdu, Punjabi: شان مسعود; born 14 October 1989) is a Pakistani international cricketer. He plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and the Multan Sultans in domestic cricket. He is a left-handed batter and an occasional right-arm medium-fast bowler.

Shan Masood
Shan Masood.jpg
Masood in 2019
Personal information
Full name
Shan Masood Khan
Born (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 33)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleOpening batter
RelationsWaqar Masood Khan (paternal uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 213)14 October 2013 v South Africa
Last Test2 January 2023 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 221)22 March 2019 v Australia
Last ODI7 May 2023 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.94
T20I debut (cap 97)20 September 2022 v England
Last T20I13 November 2022 v England
T20I shirt no.94
Domestic team information
2007/08Karachi Whites
2019–presentMultan Sultans (squad no. 94)
2019–2021Southern Punjab (squad no. 94)
2021Bagh Stallions (squad no. 94)
2022Derbyshire (squad no. 94)
2022-presentBalochistan (squad no. 94)
2023Yorkshire (squad no. 94)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 28 9 19 144
Runs scored 1,500 163 395 9,016
Batting average 28.30 18.11 30.38 38.36
100s/50s 4/6 0/1 0/3 21/41
Top score 156 50 65* 239
Balls bowled 144 875
Wickets 2 8
Bowling average 46.00 75.87
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/6 2/52
Catches/stumpings 17/– 2/– 5/– 87/–
Source: CricInfo, 15 January 2023

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).[1][2] He has also served as the captain of Multan Sultans and Southern Punjab Cricket Team. Currently, he is the appointed captain[1] of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club for the 2023 County season. He was part of the Pakistan Cricket Team's squad that finished 2nd at the ICC WORLD T20 2022.

Early life and educationEdit

He was born in 1989 in Kuwait, where his father worked in a bank. Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the start of the Gulf War, the family left for their native Pakistan, settling down in Karachi again.[3]

His father Mansoor Masood Khan, apart from being a professional banker, always had an interest in sports, himself playing hockey at provincial level while loving cricket as well and encouraging his son to be invested in the field.[4] Mansoor became a member of the governing board in the Pakistan Cricket Board in 2014.[5]

His paternal uncle Waqar Masood Khan is a retired civil servant specialized in Islamic economics who has worked in Imran Khan's cabinet as a special assistant for finance and revenue during 2020-2021, his elder sister died in 2021 while his younger brother Ali is a barrister.[6]

After moving to the United Kingdom with his parents, he studied at Stamford School, Lincolnshire and then Durham University where he studied economics.[7] He studied Management and Sports Sciences at Loughborough University through a distance learning programme.[7][8]

Domestic careerEdit

Masood captained Yorkshire in the 2023 County Championship.

In his first-class debut in the 2007 season, Masood scored 54 for Karachi as part of a 154-run opening stand with Asad Shafiq. He also played three first-class games for Durham University.

In April 2018, he was named the vice-captain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup.[9][10]

In September 2019, Masood was named as the captain of Southern Punjab for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.[11][12]

He is captain of Bagh Stallions in the Kashmir Premier League.

In December 2021, he was signed by Derbyshire for the 2022 county season.[13] In April 2022, in the second round of matches in the 2022 County Championship, Shan scored his maiden double century in first-class cricket, scoring an unbeaten 201 runs on the opening day against Sussex.[14] In the following match, Shan scored another double century, becoming the first batter for Derbyshire to score back-to-back double centuries in first-class cricket.[15] In May 2022, he scored his third century for Derbyshire against Worcestershire.[16]

International careerEdit

Masood made 75 on Test debut against South Africa in October 2013. He scored his maiden century against Sri Lanka at Pallekele in July 2015, putting on 242 for the third wicket with Younis Khan as Pakistan successfully chased 382. Masood, a part-time medium pacer, bowled for the first time in Test cricket on 23 July 2016 against England at Old Trafford. His first delivery was a no ball.[17]

In September 2018, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for the 2018 Asia Cup, but he did not play.[18] In January 2019, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series against South Africa, but again he did not play.[19] In March 2019, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series against Australia.[20][21] He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Australia on 22 March 2019.[22]

In December 2019, he scored his second Test century, against the touring Sri Lankans at the National Stadium, Karachi.[23] In the same match, he also scored his 1,000th run in Test cricket.[24]

In February 2020, Masood made his third Test century, against Bangladesh at Rawalpindi.[25] In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic.[26][27] In July, he was shortlisted in Pakistan's 20-man squad for the Test matches against England.[28][29] In November 2020, he was named in Pakistan's 35-man squad for their tour to New Zealand.[30]

In September 2022, he was named in the Pakistan's T20I squad for the series against England.[31] He made his T20I debut on 20 September 2022, against England.[32]

In January 2023, he was named as the vice-captain of the Pakistan's ODI team for their home series against New Zealand.[33]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ Alderson, Andrew (21 November 2014). "Cricket: Masood credits dad for career". The New Zealand Herald.
  4. ^ Ali, Liaqat (13 November 2013). "Passion for cricket runs in Masood's sports-loving family". Khaleej Times. Mansoor has played hockey at provincial level and has seen ups and downs in cricket. He has witnessed Pakistan playing best and worst cricket.
  5. ^ Hussain, S.M. (30 August 2020). "CRICKET: FIGHTING ON TWO FRONTS". Dawn News. Things went bad to worse for Masood when his father became a member of the governing board in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2014. The label of nepotism seemed to follow him everywhere.
  6. ^ "Pakistan cricketer Shan Masood to tie the knot on January 21". Geo News. 27 November 2022. The left-handed batter is the son of renowned banker Mansoor Masood Khan, while his paternal uncle Waqar Masood Khan has served as federal finance secretary. He is the second among his three siblings. Shan's elder sister passed away last year and his younger brother, Ali, is a barrister.
  7. ^ a b "Shan Masood returns to familiar surroundings |". Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  8. ^ Masood, Shan (8 July 2015). "Shan Masood: My journey to the top". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week". Geo TV. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Pakistan Cup Cricket from 25th". The News International. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  11. ^ "PCB announces squads for 2019-20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Derbyshire sign Pakistan's Masood". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  14. ^ "Shan Masood's unbeaten double century dominates first day in Derby". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  15. ^ "County Championship: Derbyshire batter Shan Masood scores another double century". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  16. ^ "Prolific Masood hits another Derbyshire century". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  17. ^ "Live Cricket Score England vs Pakistan Day 2, Second Test: Joe Root Double Ton Puts England On Top". Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Shaheen Afridi included in Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan back in Pakistan ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Shoaib Mailk to lead ODI squad in UAE, Sarfaraz Ahmed among six players rested". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Pakistan squad for Australia ODIs announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  22. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah, Mar 22 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Abid Ali, Shan Masood flay Sri Lanka in second Test". Business Recorder. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  24. ^ "Monumental opening stand puts Pakistan in firm control". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  25. ^ "Babar Azam, Shan Masood tons put Pakistan on top". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  26. ^ "Haider Ali the new face as Pakistan name 29-man touring party for England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  27. ^ "Haider Ali named in 29-player squad for England tour". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  28. ^ "Pakistan shortlist players for England Tests". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  29. ^ "Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed in 20-man Pakistan squad for England Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  30. ^ "Pakistan name 35-player squad for New Zealand". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  31. ^ "Pakistan name squad for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  32. ^ "1st T20I (N), Karachi, September 20, 2022, England tour of Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  33. ^ "Shan appointed vice-captain for NZ ODI series". The News International. Retrieved 7 January 2023.

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