Shan Masood

Shan Masood Khan (born 14 October 1989) is an international cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm medium-fast bowler.

Shan Masood
Personal information
Full nameShan Masood Khan
Born (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 30)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
BattingLeft hand
BowlingRight arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 214)14 October 2013 v South Africa
Last Test7 February 2020 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 221)22 March 2019 v Australia
Last ODI31 March 2019 v Australia
ODI shirt no.94
Domestic team information
2018–presentMultan Sultans (squad no. 94)
2019–presentSouthern Punjab
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI LA
Matches 20 5 92
Runs scored 1,189 111 4,068
Batting average 31.28 22.20 54.24
100s/50s 3/6 0/1 12/24
Top score 135 50 182*
Balls bowled 78 24
Wickets 2 2
Bowling average 22.00 8.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/6 0 2/0
Catches/stumpings 11/– 1/– 24/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 February 2020

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]

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.[3]

He received his early education from the Stamford School, Lincolnshire.[4] Later, he joined the Durham University to study economics.[5] He studied Management and Sports Sciences at the Loughborough University through distance learning programme.[6][7]

Domestic careerEdit

In his first-class debut against Hyderabad in the 2007 season, Masood scored 54 for Karachi as part of a 154-run opening stand with Asad Shafiq. He has 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.[8][9]

In September 2019, Masood was named as the captain of Southern Punjab for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.[10][11]

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.[12]

In September 2018, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for the 2018 Asia Cup, but he did not play.[13] In January 2019, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series against South Africa, but again he did not play.[14] In March 2019, he was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series against Australia.[15][16] He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Australia on 22 March 2019.[17]

In December 2019, he scored his second Test century, against the touring Sri Lankans at the National Stadium, Karachi.[18] In the same match, he also scored his 1,000th run in Test cricket.[19]

In February 2020, Masood made his third Test century, against Bangladesh at Rawalpindi.[20] In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic.[21][22]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "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. ^ "Shan Masood: The Undergraduate Test Opener". All Out Cricket - Cricket News, Interviews And Features.
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  8. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week". Geo TV. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Pakistan Cup Cricket from 25th". The News International. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  10. ^ "PCB announces squads for 2019-20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Live Cricket Score England vs Pakistan Day 2, Second Test: Joe Root Double Ton Puts England On Top". Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Shaheen Afridi included in Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan back in Pakistan ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Shoaib Mailk to lead ODI squad in UAE, Sarfaraz Ahmed among six players rested". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Pakistan squad for Australia ODIs announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  17. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah, Mar 22 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Abid Ali, Shan Masood flay Sri Lanka in second Test". Business Recorder. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  19. ^ "Monumental opening stand puts Pakistan in firm control". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Babar Azam, Shan Masood tons put Pakistan on top". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  21. ^ "Haider Ali the new face as Pakistan name 29-man touring party for England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  22. ^ "Haider Ali named in 29-player squad for England tour". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 June 2020.

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