Name: Sarfraz Ahmed
Birth date: May 22, 1987
Teams: Pakistan, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Harbour, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Under-19s, Sind
Debut: Test: January 14, 2010 l ODI: November 18, 2007 l T20I: February 19, 2010
A stylish right-handed batsman and very elegant and neat wicketkeeper, Sarfraz Ahmed has been struggling to break into the international side. He has been around for a while and he captained the U-19 team, leading them to World Cup victory in 2006. Sarfraz first appeared on the international scene when he was called up in the middle of the South Africa ODI series, and played the fifth ODI. He didn't get to bat, but was very promising behind the stumps.
With batting being a major element of a wicket-keepers skill nowadays, he needs to work hard in the nets if he is to shift the the Akmals as the number one choice behind the stumps.
Sarfraz was selected for the ODI series against Sri Lanka in 2011. He performed well with the gloves, but the competition remained stiff as Adnan Akmal kept pushing for a spot in the ODI team.
Sarfraz was called up Pakistan's Test squad, which surprised many due to strong domestic performance of his competitors. He had a forgettable tour of South Africa. With the bat, he failed to impress as was not able to cross 50 even once, although he did score his highest score of 40 in the last inning of the 3rd test.
[Last updated: May 8, 2013]