Iftikhar Ahmed Wife, Age, Height, Stats, PSL, Teams, Jersey Number
Updated on: Aug 23, 2022 12:44 pm IST
Iftikhar Ahmed has been a consistent member of Pakistan‘s white-ball setup for a couple of years now. He had to compete with the likes of Babar Azam and Haris Sohail to knock on the doors of national selections.
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Iftikhar Ahmed was born in a middle-class family of Peshawar and he aspired to be a cricketer right from the very beginning. He was making all the right noises during his club cricket days and as a result, he was selected to play for Peshawar in Faysal Bank T20 Cup and he made a debut at Lahore in 2010. But he failed to convert the hype around him into performances and he was dropped subsequently.
Then in October 2015, England was touring UAE and Iftikhar Ahmed was selected to play for Pakistan ‘A’. He slammed an impressive 92 against the regular bowling attack including James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali. National selectors decided to pursue upon him and he was selected in the senior team for the ODI series. He made his debut in the 2nd ODI but failed to impress with scores of 5 & 3 in the two matches he played.
In 2016, Pakistan was in England for a four-match test series and was looking to level the series in the final match at The Oval. But they were sweating over the replacement of struggling Mohammad Hafeez in the middle order. Captain and selectors decided to give Iftikhar Ahmed a go and he made his test debut. Again, he left fans disappointed and was dismissed for just 4 runs.
Iftikhar Ahmed was forced to return back to domestic cricket and to improve himself. This is where he became really consistent and started to put on solid performances one after the another. His back-to-back centuries helped Peshawar to bag the Regional One Day Cup in 2017. He also slammed unbeaten 55 & 77 in Quaid-e-Azam trophy final in the same season for his team Water and Power Development Authority.
Date of Birth: 3 September 1990
Birth Place: Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Educational Qualifications: High-school Education
Test debut: 11 August 2016 Vs England at The Oval
ODI debut: 13 November 2015 Vs England at Abu Dhabi
T20I debut: 4 March 2016 Vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka
Major Teams: Pakistan, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Fighters, Peshawar, Peshawar Panthers, Peshawar Zalmi, Sind, Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan, Water and Power Development Authority
Iftikhar Ahmed PSL Team: Karachi Kings
Iftikhar Ahmed Stats, Records
- Iftikhar Ahmed was involved in a record partnership with Gauhar Ali in Regional One Day Cup final in 2017. Both shared an unbeaten 276 runs partnership which was a record at that time for any wicket.
- He was the leading run-scorer in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2017-18 season for his team Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. He scored 735 runs in 11 matches and repeated the feat in the following season as well.
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Role Model: Misbah-ul-Haq
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Iftikhar Ahmed Wife
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Career Turning Point
Iftikhar Ahmed made his T20 debut in 2016 Asia Cup but he failed to seal his position in the team and was dropped after that series. He made a comeback in the format in 2019.
He slammed a magnificent 62 not out against Australia at Canberra in the 2nd T20I of the series. He was able to exhibit all his potential and forced the selectors to make a note of him as a long-term prospect.
Iftikhar Ahmed was selected in the Pakistan squad for the ICC World T20 2016 initially but he was dropped because of poor form leading into the tournament.