One of the brightest assets of Pakistan’s fast bowling arsenal, Faheem Ashraf is certainly an upcoming star in world cricket. He’s among the few players who made the most out of opportunities presented by the national team selectors.
Ashraf has an impressive statistic in first-class cricket, flaunting five five-wicket hauls to date. Also, his batting average is an impressive 26.93 despite coming much lower in the batting lineup.
Ashraf's pinch-hitting instances in limited-overs international cricket have helped him garner an almost regular spot. Only selective cricket lovers might have forgotten his brilliant knock of 64 scored against Bangladesh in a crucial Champions Trophy match in 2017.
Even Faheem Ashraf’s records boast the first-ever hat trick by any Pakistani bowler in T20 internationals. He completed this proud feat against Sri Lanka by scalping the wicket of Dasun Shanaka, another extremely talented allrounder who currently leads the national squad.
Apart from attracting attention to overall batting and bowling prowess, his mentor, Tauseef Ahmed, speaks highly of Faheem Ashraf’s running between the wickets. As per his verdict, this aspect of the cricketer greatly benefits the team, specifically during tight moments when the batsmen suffer squeezing out boundaries.
Here are some of his quick stats since Faheem Ashraf’s debut match against Sri Lanka in June 2017:
After a prolonged gap of two years, Faheem Ashraf has finally completed his comeback for the series against Afghanistan and has also been included in the 17-men squad for the Asia Cup 2023.
Upon returning, he took two wickets in the only match he played, the final game of the three-match series against Afghanistan. Earlier, in March 2022, he missed out on the Test series against Australia due to some fitness concerns related to COVID-19 symptoms.
Meanwhile, he represented the GT20 Canada side Toronto Nationals, where he picked 7 wickets altogether in 5 games. His economy has been recorded as 9.03 in all the matches participated in this tournament so far. Although a bit of inconsistency could be noticed in Faheem’s batting average, the selectors are hopeful of his solid return.
The panellists of PCB were majorly impressed witnessing Ashraf’s bowling mindset during the team’s UK campaign in July 2021. Unfortunately, following that series, his presence in the national team has remained on and off for many reasons.
Ashraf's performance in the Asia Cup 2023 will decide manifold regarding his selection for the upcoming World Cup. Since there are many options for Pakistan for bowling all-rounders, the selectors have to be extremely critical while picking the first 11.
What is Faheem Ashraf’s age?
Currently, Faheem Ashraf is 29 years old. This Pakistani cricketer was born on 16th January 1994 in Pakistan's Kasur District. He got to wear the national team's jersey in 2017 when he turned 23 years old.
Is Faheem Ashraf left-handed?
When you see Faheem Ashraf’s video, you’ll notice this left-handed batsman coming in much lower in the batting order.
What is the jersey number of Faheem Ashraf?
In ODIs and T20Is, Rana Faheem Ashraf wears a 41-printed shirt. Donning this jersey, he played his last T20 international match against West Indies on 3rd April 2018.
Has Faheem Ashraf ever scored a century?
Faheem Ashraf has 3 centuries at the first-class level. His all-time highest score in domestic leagues is 116.