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Fawad Ahmed

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

WICKETS
3
AVERAGE
48.3

Fawad Ahmed

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

WICKETS
3
AVERAGE
22.7

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

AGE
35
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Pakistan

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

VIC

VIC
LOCAL CLUB

Melbourne University

Bio

Having fled Pakistan in 2010 after he was persecuted by religious extremists for his work with an NGO that helped educate women, Fawad Ahmed arrived in Australia as an asylum seeker and in 2012, he was granted permanent residency.

Having performed well in Melbourne grade cricket, the leg-spinner made his Big Bash League debut for Melbourne Renegades and then starred for Victoria in the second half of the 2012-13 season.

His form for the Vics impressed his captain Cameron White and former Test batsman Damien Martyn, who declared him the best spinner in Australia since Shane Warne.

Ahmed made his international limited-overs debut in August 2013 after Cricket Australia and the federal government worked together to expedite his citizenship.

Ahmed, a Muslim, courted controversy on debut when he followed the lead of South Africa’s Hashim Amla by declining to bear the logo of the team’s beer sponsor on his uniform.

He took 21 wickets in his first full Sheffield Shield season with Victoria the following summer plus six wickets in four Ryobi Cup matches.

Ahmed was the leading Shield wicket-taker in 2014-15, collecting 48 victims, including a best of 8/89, at 24.85 as the Bushrangers hoisted the silverware.

MATCHES
3
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
203
BEST BATTING
4
BEST BOWLING
1-39
Bowling
WICKETS
3
AVERAGE
48.3
ECONOMY
6.04
S/R
48
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4
INNINGS
1
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
0
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
2
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
64
BEST BATTING
3
BEST BOWLING
3-25
Bowling
WICKETS
3
AVERAGE
22.7
ECONOMY
8.5
S/R
16
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3
INNINGS
1
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
0
100s
0
50s
0

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