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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
2239
AVERAGE
33.92

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
1670
AVERAGE
32.12

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

AGE
30
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
69
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
2239
INNINGS
69
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
33.92
100s
4
50s
12
MATCHES
54
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
1670
INNINGS
54
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
32.12
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


1:29 Bangladesh-Premier-League-Fight-still

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


1:26 Proteas-power-past-spirited-Afghans-still

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 fined, ordered to move home

Afghanistan issue one-month ultimatum to foreign-based players; keeper-batsman fined for playing in local Pakistan tournament


Afghanistan storm into World Cup

Rollercoaster qualifying tournament ends in fairy tale fashion as Rashid Khan and Mo Shahzad send Ireland packing


Shahzad suspended as Afghanistan stumble

Fan favourite suspended for aggressive reaction to dismissal and will miss two must-win games at World Cup qualifier event