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Asad Shafiq

Name: Asad Shafiq

Birth date: 1986-01-28
Hometown: Karachi, Sind
Teams: Pakistan, Karachi Blues, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Whites, Karachi Whites, Karachi Zebras, North West Frontier Province, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan A, Pakistan Cricket Academy, Sind, Sind Dolphins
Debut: ODI: June 21, 2010 | Test: Nov 20-24, 2010 | T20I: Dec 28, 2010
 
 

Asad Shafiq, is a right-handed middle-order batsman who hails from Karachi, another Pakistani who is a product of Pakistan’s thriving tape ball circuit. He made his first class debut in 2007 and scored a century in his first match against Hyderabad. He went on to have an impressive season including a double century, and ended the season just short of a thousand runs.

 

Asad continued to maintain his form and carried it forward in the following limited over domestic season where he had an impressive average of 54.14 after seven games. After his good performances on the domestic circuit he was then selected for national team and made his international debut against Bangladesh in Asia Cup. He was later selected for Pakistan’s England tour for ODI where he showed good skills with the bat by scoring maiden half century. His performances in England earned him a selection against South Africa tour of UAE for both ODI and Test teams.

 

Shafiq had good test debut against South Africa scoring 61 runs in the only innings he played in a Test match in the UAE. The real highlight of his international career came when Pakistan toured Sri Lanka in 2012, where Shafiq scored 277 runs in 3 Test Matches at an average of 64.25. 

 

He also played a number of gritty knocks in Pakistan's whitewash of England in the UAE in 2012, but he really established himself as a batsman capable of dominating at the highest level during Pakistan's 2013 tour of South Africa, where his 111 against an attack including Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander

Shafiq was selected to replace Younis Khan in Pakistan's limited overs team during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

 

Shafiq has been impressive in his short career so far and has started to establish his place as a regular, particularly in the Test team. His ODI performances, particularly in the Champions Trophy, resulted in his axing from the limited overs formats but there is still plenty of time for the young batsman.

 

[Last Updated: 24/12/2013]