Asad Shafiq

Name Asad Shafiq
Nationality Pakistani
Date of Birth 28 January, 1986
Place of Birth Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Famous For Cricket

Asad Shafiq, Cricketers is famous for Cricket, Pakistani celebrity. Born on 28 January, 1986

Asad Shafiq is a Pakistani international cricketer. A right-hand batsman and occasional leg-break bowler, he made his One Day International debut against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup on 21 June 2010.

He has played for Karachi Whites, Karachi Blues, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Zebras, North West Frontier Province and Sind.

International Debut
Shafiq made his International debut against Bangladesh in the 2010 Asia Cup at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium he scored 17 runs from 19 balls and was stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim in what was a dead rubber as neither side could progress to the final. Shafiq was next selected when three Pakistani players were involved in Spot-fixing allegations the three players Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif and test captain Salman Butt Shafiq was selected along side fast bowler emerging fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan. He got his maiden fifty in ODI cricket against England on the 12th of September 2010.

Series against South Africa (October 2010)
On the back of his good performances during the tour he was selected to play in the five-match ODI series against South Africa and a two-match test series against them as well He was promoted to opener in the first two ODI's and struggled in the role, therefore he was moved down the order to his perferred number 4 position just below Younis Khan, Shafiq excelled in that position and displayed his talent as a batsman. He was however rested for the final ODI in place of veteran Mohammad Yousuf.

Shafiq was not selected for the first test match in the two match test series against South Africa but after a horrible stroke by Umar Akmal he made his debut in the following match scoring 61 in his debut innings but not getting a chance to bat in the second innings as Pakistan already managed to salvage a draw.

New Zealand series
Shafiq was selected for the New Zealand series but didn't play the first Twenty20 International, Pakistan performed poorly and therefore Shafiq was given his debut the following match in place of left-handed Fawad Alam. Shafiq then made his test debut against New Zealand and played both matches as Pakistan won the two-test series 1-0. During the first match of the series Shafiq scored 83 in the first innings and was not required to bat in the second innings as Pakistan won by 10 wickets.

World Cup 2011
Shafiq was selected for the World Cup squad but did not play in the first four matches, before making his debut against Zimbabawe in the fifth match, inplace of an injured Umar Akmal, in which he scored his highest ODI score of 78*, guiding Pakistan to a 7 wicket win.

In his last match against Australia, Shafiq has played a very matured inning of a composed 46 runs, anchoring and setting up a good platform for later players to finish a win - putting the Pakistani team at the top of their pool.

He also scored a watchful 30 runs against India in the semi-final in Mohali.

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