Sarfraz Ahmed Profile, Career Info, Records & Stats

Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed (سرفراز احمد‎ ) who is the current skipper of the Pakistan Cricket Team in all 3 formats of the games and is a wicket-keeper-batsman who plays international cricket for Pakistan. He replaced Azhar Ali as Pakistan One Day International captain following the 2016 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in India. Sarfraz replaced Misbah-ul-Haq and became Pakistan 32nd Test Team Captain. He became part of Pakistan Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015, he got a chance in the 5th match of the event against South Africa where he scored 49 runs of 49 balls and took 6 catches in the same match and levelled world record as wicket-keeper for most dismissals in a single match.

He also equalled Adam Gilchrist’s record for most dismissals as a wicket-keeper in a single World Cup innings by dismissing 6 batsmen. Under his captaincy, Pakistan became champions by winning ICC Champions Trophy in June 2017. Sarfraz Ahmed became the youngest cricketer to be awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in March 2018. Sarfraz represented Quetta Gladiators as skipper during all Pakistan Super League season since 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. His team struggled through all PSL season to won the title but due to the absence of major squad in the knockout stage, they didn’t win the title.

  • Sarfraz Ahmed replace Kamran Akmal as a wicket-keeper batsman when he made his One Day International debut for Pakistan in November 2007 against India.
  • His team Quetta Gladiators won the title for the first time in the fourth season of Pakistan Super League 2019.
  • In Sarfraz captaincy, Pakistan won ICC U-19 World Cup in 2006 and defeated India in the final in a low-scoring encounter.
  • Sarfraz Ahmed captained Bengal Tigers during the inaugural edition of the T10 League in UAE.

Awards & Achievements 

  • PCB’s Outstanding Player of the year: 2017
  • Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2018) – Pakistan’s third highest civilian award.
  • PCB’s Spirit of cricket award: 2018

Sarfraz Ahmed Career Stats

Match FormatTestODIT20First Class
Matches 439553143
Runs Scored2,4571,8167457,423
100s/50s3/162/80/310/52
Highest11210589*213*
6s/4s8/26810/14814/74
Batting Averages39.0033.0128.6540.78
Strike Rate70.9986.2128.66
Balls Bowled124
Wickets
Bowling Averages7.5
5-Wickets Haul
Best Bowling
Catches/Stumps146/2198/2332/10471/49
ICC Batting Rankings404947
ICC Bowling Rankings

Sarfraz Records as Captain 

Matches FormatMatchesWonLostDrawnTiedNo resultWin %
Test 1348133%
ODI352113162%
T203329488%

Sarfraz Ahmed Profile

Full NameSarfraz Ahmed
Date of Birth22 May 1987, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Current Age31 Years
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7)
NicknameSaifi
T-Shirt No.54
Playing RollWicketkeeper-batsman, Pakistan captain
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm off break
Test Debut14 January 2010 v Australia (Cap-198)
ODI Debut18 November 2007 v India (Cap-156)
T20 Debut19 February 2010 v England (Cap-36)
Last Test11 January 2019 v South Africa
Last ODI25 January 2019 v South Africa
Last T204 November 2018 v New Zealand
Twitter @sarfaraza_54
Instagram @sarfaraz54
Major Teams Pakistan, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Harbour, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Under-19s, Quetta Gladiators, Sind, Yorkshire
Updated: 07/11/2019 — 4:54 pm