Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed is a contemporaneous captain of Pakistani team. He is a wicket-keeper batsman and plays international cricket for Pakistan. He was born on 22nd May, 1987 in Karachi. On 9th February 2017, he was declared as Pakistan’s ODI captain. He was also named as 32nd Test series captain of Pakistani team against Sri Lanka on 28th September 2017. He was accorded with “Sitara-i-Imtiaz” on 23rd March 2018.

He made his debut by winning ICC U-19 World Cup in 2006. He got a triumph over India in the final match. On 18th November 2007, he made his ODI debut in the replacement of Kamran Akmal. In November 2011, he played ODI series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He also took part in the Asia Cup and he managed o score 46 runs with a not out position. That being the case, Pakistan won the match by 2 runs.
He was also nominated for 2015 Cricket World Cup. He played in the fifth match against South Africa. He scored 49 runs for 49 balls and took 6 catches. He was called as the “Man of the Match”. He scored 101 against Ireland in his second match and again became the man of the match.
He was also the captain of “Bengal Tigers” for t-10 league but he was unable to make a win. Sarfraz was selected as a vice captain of U-19 team in 2015. In his first match Sri Lanka Test Series he scored 96 runs for 85 balls. After that, he became the 7th Pakistani wicketkeeper to score 1000 Test runs. He was also declared as the “Man of the Match”. He also led the team for Zimbabwe ODI series on 5th October, 2015. It was his first win as a captain of the team.
On 5th April 2016, PCB announced him as T20 World Cup captain. He won first match by 9 wickets against England. Pakistan won test series against West-Indies, Australia, New Zealand, England and Zimbabwe under his captaincy. Pakistan won 11 back-to-back T20 series.
He was selected as a captain for “Quetta Gladiators” on 21st December 2015. In the first season of PSL, the team lost a final match against Islamabad United. In second season, they also vanquished by Zalmi by 58 runs. But in the fourth season, his painstaking work took him to win the trophy against Zalmi.
2017 ICC Champions Trophy was his first event as a captain. Pakistan defeated nemesis India in the ground of Oval on 18th June 2017. Pakistani won by 180 runs.

Pakistan Cricket Board awarded him with a central contract for 2018-19 season on August 2018. He played his 100th ODI match on January 2019 against South Africa in second one day international series. He used dune-coon for “Andile Phehlukwayo” in the second ODI series against South Africa. He was banned by International Cricket Council for subsequent four matches. It has been confirmed by PCB that he will lead the team for 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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