Sharjeel Khan

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Sharjeel Khan Alizai
Personal information
Full nameSharjeel Khan Alizai
Born (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 31)
Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
BowlingRight-arm leg-break
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 225)3 January 2017 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 196)18 December 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI17 January 2017 v Australia
ODI shirt no.98
T20I debut (cap 57)8 December 2013 v Afghanistan
Last T20I7 September 2016 v England
Domestic team information
2005/06–2014/15Hyderabad Hawks
2016–2017Islamabad United
2020Karachi Kings
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 1 25 15 53
Runs scored 44 812 360 3,358
Batting average 22.00 32.48 24.00 35.72
100s/50s 0/0 1/6 0/2 9/14
Top score 40 152 59 205
Balls bowled 447
Wickets 8
Bowling average 33.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/19
Catches/stumpings 0/– 6/– 5/– 40/–
Source: CricInfo, 29 April 2017
Sharjeel Khan
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  Pakistan
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Team

Sharjeel Khan Alizai (Urdu: shajeel khan alizai‎; born 14 August 1989)[1] is a Pakistani cricketer who was banned for two and a half years in 2017 for his involvement in spot-fixing. In August 2019 his ban was lifted and he is currently playing for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League 2020

Known as an attacking opening batsman, he was a member of the bronze-medal team at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan on 8 December 2013 against Afghanistan and his One Day International (ODI) debut on 18 December 2013 against Sri Lanka. In his debut ODI match he scored 61 runs from 61 balls. He was selected for the Pakistan squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, where he was the highest run-scorer for his team. In February 2017, he was suspended and later banned for his part in the 2017 Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal.


Sharjeel Khan made his first-class debut in 2009, scoring one run in the first innings.[2] During that season, he ended up with around 8 runs. In his Twenty20 (T20) games he made two T20 centuries.

He was first called up for Pakistan during Sri Lanka's tour of the UAE.[3] While in his second international in a Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka at Dubai, Khan made a promising 34 and suggested he could fix Pakistan's top-order conundrum. This was cemented in his third game, when he blasted a swashbuckling[buzzword] 50 off 25 balls against Sri Lanka. Khan became a regular in the Pakistan limited overs teams ever since his successful Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February 2016, where he made 299 runs (3rd highest) at 30.00. He also hit the most sixes in the inaugural PSL (19) and scored the first century for the PSL.

In September 2016, Khan earned his first test call-up against New Zealand after impressing in the limited overs against England and West Indies.[4]

After completing his five-year ban for breaching the Pakistan Cricket Board's Anti-Corruption code, he was given clearance by the board to resume club cricket. So, he will be part of the players draft for the fifth edition of PSL. [5]

2016 Pakistan Super League[edit]

Khan was part of Islamabad United's squad. He scored the first century of the tournament and 117 runs from 62 deliveries against Quetta Gladiators. He scored 300 runs in the tournament and finished the tournament as the third-leading run scorer.

Ireland (2016)[edit]

Khan scored his first century against Ireland at Malahide on 18 August 2016. His fifty came from 34 deliveries and century from 61 deliveries with a strike rate of 176.74. This century stands as the fourth-highest One Day International (ODI) score by a Pakistani, behind Fakhar Zaman (210*), Saeed Anwar (194) and Imran Nazir (160). His 150 also stands as the third-fastest of all time after AB de Villiers and Shane Watson.

2017 Pakistan Super League spot-fixing[edit]

In February 2017, Khan was provisionally suspended under the Anti-Corruption Code of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). This was part of an ongoing investigation into an organisation's alleged attempts to corrupt the 2017 Pakistan Super League.[6] On 18 February, Khan, along with teammate Khalid Latif, was formally charged by the PCB for violating the anti-corruption code.[7] On 20 March, he was summoned by the PCB Anti-Corruption tribunal for a hearing and was given until 5 May to submit a formal reply.[needs update] On 30 August 2017, Sharjeel Khan was banned for 5 years from all forms of cricket after being found guilty on five counts in violation of the PCB's anti-corruption code. Two-and-a-half years out of the five-year sentence are suspended. Khan's ban took effect from when he was first suspended, on 10 February 2017.[8][9]. The Pakistan's dashing opening batsman Sharjeel Khan is all set to get back to the limelight cricket with the news of him being included in the drafts for the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Playing his last game for Islamabad United in February 2017, Sharjeel missed two complete seasons of the tournament.[10]


  1. ^ Biography cricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2010
  2. ^ "Sharjeel's Cricket Archive Profile". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Pakistan axe Jamshed, Amin for ODI series against Sri Lanka – News18". News18. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Sharjeel Khan picked for New Zealand tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Tainted Sharjeel Khan Set to be Part of PSL Players Draft". News18. 29 October 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Sharjeel, Latif provisionally suspended by PCB". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  7. ^ Farooq, Umar (18 February 2017). "Sharjeel, Latif charged for alleged corruption". ESPNcricinfo.
  8. ^ Sharjeel Khan: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after match-fixing inquiry in: BBC Sport Retrieved on 30 August 2017
  9. ^ Farooq, Umar (30 August 2017). "Sharjeel Khan banned for five years by PCB". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  10. ^ Mannan, Khan. "Shoaib Akhtar predicts high demand for Sharjeel Khan in PSL-5".

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