Iftikhar Ahmed, who was born in KPK, Pakistan, is a top-order batter and an off-fielder who is more than capable. He has played for Pakistan across each format and was a member of the team that played England in England during 2016 and tied the Test series 2-2.
However, it was a somewhat forgettable start for Pakistan in what turned out to be a momentous game as they tied the series with a victory in the last Test match at the Oval.
Before that, he made his debut in the Twenty20 internationals in 2016, and in one-day internationals the year before that, in 2015. Once more, the failures he had in those few games led to him being benched for the rest of the season.
However, his good results at the local level continually put him in consideration for a call-up to the national team.
Iftikhar Ahmed is a batting all-rounder who has made a name for himself in the Pakistan Super League as well as with the national side. Iftikhar Ahmed has been a part of more teams that have won the Pakistan Super League than any other player.
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Iftikhar Ahmed PSL Career
Iftikhar Ahmed started his PSL career as a team member of Karachi Kings in 2016. Till now he has switched 4 teams in PSL those are Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, and Karachi Kings.
Up till this point, he has participated in every season of the Pakistan Super League and has played for four different teams.
In the recent edition of PSL 8 Iftikhar Ahmed has represented Quetta Gladiators.
Iftikhar Ahmed PSL Teams
- Karachi Kings (2016, 2019, 2020)
- Peshawar Zalmi (2017)
- Islamabad United (2018, 2021)
- Quetta Gladiators (2022, 2023)
Iftikhar Ahmed started his PSL career with Karachi Kings in 2016. In the next edition, he joined Peshawar Zalmi and then joined Islamabad United in 2017. For the next two editions, he came back to Karachi Kings.
Again in 2021, Iftikhar Ahmed joined Islamabad United. Now, he has been playing for Quetta Gladiators for the last two editions of PSL.
Iftikhar Ahmed Batting Stats in PSL
Iftikhar Ahmed is representing Pakistan around the world, especially in T20 cricket. Recently after his good performance against New Zealand, Shahid Afridi called him his “Boom Boom”.
Since his debut in the PSL, he has participated in 58 matches and has scored 777 runs across 50 innings. It is 19.92, which is his batting average.
Iftikhar Ahmed’s batting career in the PSL has been successful thus far due to the fact that he has a 120.27 average strike rate.
In the PSL competition, he knocks 51 fours and 34 enormous sixes. He also has a perfect batting average. His batting averages in the PSL are not terrible.
Iftikhar Ahmed Bowling Stats in PSL
Because he is a betting AL rounder so he has not some good stats in bowling but he is a handy bowler in T20 cricket.
The strike rate of Iftikhar Ahmed in bowling is 24.00. The best bowling per inning of Iftikhar Ahmed is 2 wickets for 4 runs in the year 2019. He has taken 10 wickets so far in 26 matches. His economy is 8.25 which is not bad for batting Al rounder.
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Iftikhar Ahmed in PSL 8 (2023)
Iftikhar Ahmed represents Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League Season 8 which was held in March. He was a key player of Gladiators and performed well in this season. He made 189 runs in this season which is the third most after Martin Guptill and Jason Roy.
Aon Ali has graduated from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan in 2012 and then he started his career in a local News agency as an IT manager. Later on, he started creating news reports for the sports category. Since he is fond of cricket, so most of his work is in the coverage of news related to local cricket events.