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Mohammad Shahzad

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

He isn't the only MS to possess a 'helicopter' shot: he's been known to play the Dhoni-inspired stroke with tremendous flair.

RUNS
1888
AVERAGE
34.33

Mohammad Shahzad

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

He isn't the only MS to possess a 'helicopter' shot: he's been known to play the Dhoni-inspired stroke with tremendous flair.

RUNS
1633
AVERAGE
32.66

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

AGE
29
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Nangarhar

COUNTRY

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Bio

As the ninth-ranked Twenty20 batsman in the world, the powerful Mohammad Shahzad looms as a crucial figure for Afghanistan in their World T20 campaign.

The wicketkeeper-batsman was the first Afghanistan player to hit an ODI hundred as well the first to notch a first-class double-ton and with 1671 T20 International runs, he is the young cricketing nation's leading run-scorer in the shortest format by a comfortable margin.

His unbeaten 118 off just 67 balls against Zimbabwe in early 2016 highlighted Shahzad's brute power and the innings set a new record for the highest individual score in T20Is by a player from an Associate nation.

Dropped for the 2015 ODI World Cup in Australia for fitness reasons, Shahzad has a point to prove in the World T20 and Afghanistan will be hoping the opener can help them qualify for the group-stage and make their mark on the tournament.

MATCHES
57
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
131
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1888
INNINGS
57
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
34.33
100s
4
50s
9
MATCHES
52
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
118
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1633
INNINGS
52
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
32.66
100s
1
50s
11

Shahzad's desert storm nets new world record

Mohammad Shahzad flayed Oman and Ireland for fifties in the Desert T20, becoming the first man to score two international half-centuries on the same day


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Shahzad, Sabbir involved in BPL bust-up

Afghan firebrand Mohammad Shahzad was banned for two matches after two heated clashes in a Bangladesh Premier League match, while England Test call-up Liam Dawson copped a fine


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Proteas power past spirited Afghans

AB de Villiers blazed a stunning 64 in South Africa's 5-209 and despite a rapid 44 from Mohammad Shahzad, Afghanistan fell 37 runs short in their World T20 clash in Mumbai


Shahzad tests positive for banned substance

Afghanistan's larger-than-life 'keeper-batsman faces suspension by ICC after tests finds traces of Clenbuterol


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Incredible Shahzad blasts way into history

Afghanistan's enigmatic opener stormed his way to a unique world record in the Desert T20 tournament


Mohammad Shahzad

Enigmatic Shahzad an Afghan inspiration

Wicketkeeper-batsman posts another hundred in Intercontinental Cup as Afghanistan chase Test cricket dream