World Cup 2015: Profiles of Player From Pakistan Side

World Cup 2015: Profiles of Player from Pakistan Side | PakistanTribe.com

World Cup 2015: Profiles of Player from Pakistan Side | PakistanTribe.com

ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan Cricket Board today (Wednesday) announced 15-man squad for World Cup 2015 and here PakistanTribe.com provides you the profiles of players.

Profile of cricket players are as below:

Ahmed Shehzad (born 23 November 1991)

Ahmed Shehzad is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman and also a part-time legbreak bowler. He used to play domestic cricket for Habib Bank Limited. He made his One Day International debut for Pakistanon 24 April 2009 against Australia and also debut T20I on 7 May 2009 against same team. He is the only Pakistani batsman to have scored centuries in all international formats of the game i.e. Test, ODI and T20I.

Mohammad Hafeez (born 17 October 1980 in Sargodha, Punjab)

Muhammad Hafeezis a Pakistani cricket player and the former captain ofPakistan national cricket team in the T20 format. He is a right-handed opening batsman and a right-arm offspin bowler. Hafeez usually opens the batting and forms part of the bowling attack. In 2012–2013, he has been ranked as the top all-rounder by the ICC Player Rankings in T20 format. He is known for his intelligent batting but also for aggressive shot plays when needed. He was involved in record opening partnership of 224 runs with Nasir Jamshed. As a player, Hafeez gives the team plenty of options: he usually bats aggressively at the top of the order, but his organised technique also means he can switch to defensive mode if required.

He was the fourth international player signed to the Caribbean Premier League and the first Pakistani player to be named to the newTwenty20 tournament.

Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi (born 28 May 1974 at Mianwali, Punjab)

Misbah ul Haq is a Pakistani cricketer. He is the current Test and One Day International (ODI) captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He is a solid middle-order batsmen best known for his composure with the bat whilst also having the ability to be an aggressive big shot player when required. He is the top scorer in ODI cricket among those players who haven’t scored a century in ODI. Misbah has an MBA degree from the University of Management and Technology in Lahore, Punjab. He belongs to the popular tribe of Pashtun known as Niazi tribe.

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi also known as Boom Boom Afridi born on 1 March 1980, is a Pakistani cricketer. Between 1996 and 2012, Afridi played 27 Tests, 350 One Day Internationals, and 59 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistani national team. He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya and his Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia. Afridi has played more ODI matches than any other Pakistani cricket player.

He is known for his aggressive batting style, and previously held the record for the fastest ODI century i.e.in 37 deliveries, (Now broken by Corey Anderson who took one delivery less i.e.36 deliveries) which he made in his first international innings, as well as scoring 32 runs in a single over, the third highest scoring over ever in an ODI. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs.

Mohammad Younus Khan (born 29 November 1977)

Younis Khan is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of thePakistan national cricket team. Younus’ name is often spelled Younis Khan, but he has been quoted as saying that he prefers the spelling “Younus”. He is only the third Pakistani player to score 300 or more runs in an innings. Like Imran Khan, he is most remembered for his leadership letting Pakistan win 2009 ICC World Twenty20. He also holds the most centuries by a Pakistani cricketer in test cricket.

Umar Akmal (born 26 May 1990)

Umar Akmal is a Pakistani cricketer. He made his ODI debut on 1 August 2009 against Sri Lanka and made his Test debut against New Zealand on 23 November 2009. He is a right-handed batsman and a part-time spinner. Like his two brothers, Adnan and Kamran, Umar has kept wicket for the national team and his wife name is noor Fatima.

He was announced as a Franchise Player for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League alongside Pakistani teammates Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.

Mohammad Irfan  (born 6 June 1982)

 Muhammad Irfan is a Pakistani left arm fast bowler. In an interview with Pakpassion, Irfan confirmed his height is indeed 7’1″ (216 cm). This makes him the tallest player to play first-class and international cricket.[2][3] Irfan took the title as the tallest Test cricketer ever from former West Indian fast bowler Joel Garner and Australian pace bowler Bruce Reid, both of whom are 6’8″ (203 cm) tall.

Junaid Khan(born 24 December 1989, Swabi District)

Junaid Khan is a Pakistani international cricketer who bowls left arm fast. He is the first player from Swabi to qualify for the Pakistan national cricket team, and his cousin, the leg-spinner Yasir Shah, followed his path later on. After an injury to Sohail Tanvir on the eve of the 2011 World Cup, Khan was called up as his replacement, with no experience in international cricket. Khan did not play in the tournament, and later made his ODI debut in April 2011. In June that year Khan represented Lancashire County Cricket Club in English domestic cricket.

Sohaib Maqsood (born 15 April 1987)

Sohaib Maqsood is a Pakistani cricketer. He belongs to Multan, the same city to which one the greatest Pakistani batsman Inzamam-Ul-Haq (Inzi) belongs. He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against South Africa on November 8, 2013 and was praised for his performance on his debut as he scored 56 runs off 54 balls. His squad number is 92, which he chose as a personal tribute to the winning Pakistan team of the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

Sohaib Maqsood a talented cricketer is also one of the few Pakistani cricketers to possess a Masters degree. He has a Masters degree in Sports Science. He was also enrolled in MBA program at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan but had to leave it to pursue the cricketing career.

Haris Sohail (born 9 January 1989)

Haris Sohail is a Pakistani cricketer born in Sialkot, Pakistan, into the Soni tribe. He is a left-arm orthodox bowler who bats left-handed. He has represented Sialkot Stallions, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited cricket team and Sialkot cricket team. He was selected for the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka in 2012 and played for Sialkot Stallions in the 2012 edition of the Champions League T20 competition. In President trophy, Pakistan First Class tournament, he played for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited and scored 2nd highest runs (673) with 4 Centuries at the healthy average of (134.60)in 5 matches after Umar Amin (767 in 9 matches) of Port Qasim Authority. In 2012–13 Faysal Bank T20 Cup, he performed well. He also was selected for India tour (2012–13) but could not play a game. He also was picked by Khulna Royal Bengal for 2013 Bangladesh Premier League but the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to allow its players to participate in the League due to differences between both the boards.

Sarfaraz Ahmed (born 22 May 1987)

Sarfraz Ahmed is a Pakistani cricketer who captained Pakistan to victory at the Under 19 World Cup in 2006. He is a wicket-keeper and a right-handed batsman. He had played just few games for the Pakistan Under 19 cricket team before being selected as captain for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup. He plays first class cricket for Karachi.

On 4/12/2014 Safraz Ahmed scored a brilliant 76 not out in a t20 match against New Zealand. At the same time Pakistan became the first team to reach 50 t20 wins.

Wahab Riaz

Wahab Riaz is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a right-hand batsman. Riaz is a former student of Aitchison College, Lahore. He frequently bowls at speeds of around 92 miles per hour (148 km/h) and has reached 95 to 96 miles per hour (153 to 154 km/h).

Riaz was chosen in the squad for the tri-series in Bangladesh which also included India and in his first match against Bangladesh; he finished with 3 wickets for 22 runs in 7 overs and in the next match although he took two Indian wickets he conceded 85 runs.

Wahab made his Test debut against England in the third test of the 2010 series. England batted first and Wahab took 5/63 in the first innings. In Pakistan’s first innings he came into bat at number 3 and made 27 runs.

Ehsan Adil born 15 March 1993)

Ehsan Adil is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-hand bat and right-arm fast. He has represented Faisalabad Wolves, Habib Bank Limited cricket team and Pakistan Under-19 cricket team. He has been selected in Pakistan’s Test Squad for tour to South Africa in February 2013.

Ehsan Adil had played only 12 first-class matches, and was a month shy of his 20th birthday, when he played his first Test match, against South Africa in Centurion. If that’s not impressive enough, he dismissed Graeme Smith off his third ball in international cricket, immediately justifying the selection.

Yasir Shah (born 2 May 1986 in Swabi)

Yasir Shah is an international cricketer from Pakistan. He is a specialist leg breakspin bowler. He’s also a cousin to Pakistan fast-bowler Junaid Khan. He made his Test match debut for Pakistan against Australia in theUnited Arab Emirates on 22 October 2014.

He played his first international match, the third game of one-day international series on Pakistan’s tour of Zimbabwe, on 14 September 2011. In the game he took 2 for 51 runs (10 overs). The wickets were of Zimbabwean opener Vusi Sibanda and star wicketkeeper-batsman Tatenda Taibu

Sohail Khan ( born 3 March 1984)

Sohail Pathanis a Pakistani cricketer. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, he gained instant recognition during his debut first-class season in 2007 when he broke Fazal Mahmood’s record for the best bowling figures by a Pakistani in a first-class match. Shortly afterwards he made his international debut, in an ODI againstZimbabwe.Sohail Khan is part of team for 2015 Cricket world Cup.


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Ummer Faizan is currently working as a Web Producer at Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. He is the Mass Communication undergrad and holds keen interest in analyzing current state of affairs with the perspective of Pakistani youth.

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