Iftikhar Ahmed

Personal details 

Full NameIftikhar Ahmed
Date of birthSeptember 03, 1990
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 
Current teamMultan Sultans 
Batting styleRight-hand bat
Bowling styleRight arm offbreak
Jersey number95 
Started playingMarch 04, 2016
Family membersNot known 

Iftikhar Ahmed Recent Matches 

Pakistan vs New Zealand60/1127-Apr-2024LahoreT20I 
Pakistan vs New Zealand231/1425-Apr-2024LahoreT20I 
Pakistan vs New Zealand2*0/1621-Apr-2024RawalpindiT20I 
Pakistan vs New Zealand0/720-Apr-2024RawalpindiT20I 
Pakistan vs New Zealand18-Apr-2024RawalpindiT20I 

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PakistanKhyber-Pakhtunkhwa Fighters
Bangla TigersMultan Sultans
Colombo StrikersNorth West Frontier Province
Comilla VictoriansPakistan A
Fortune BarishalPakistan Cricket Board Patron’s XI
Galle GladiatorsPeshawar
Islamabad UnitedPeshawar Zalmi
Karachi KingsPunjab (Pakistan)
Sui Gas Corporation of PakistanQuetta Gladiators
Surrey JaguarsSind
Water and Power Development Authority

About Iftikhar Ahmed

Iftikhar Ahmed, a versatile Pakistani cricketer, has left an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape with his all-round abilities. Born on September 3, 1990, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Iftikhar made his debut for the Pakistan national cricket team in 2015, marking the beginning of a promising career.

Primarily known for his batting prowess, Iftikhar is a right-handed middle-order batsman who possesses the ability to anchor an innings or accelerate the run rate when needed. His technique, coupled with a wide array of strokes, makes him a valuable asset in both limited-overs and longer formats of the game. Notably, he has showcased his skill in domestic cricket, representing teams like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

However, Iftikhar’s cricketing prowess extends beyond his batting. He is also a handy off-spin bowler, capable of providing crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs. His bowling adds depth to the team’s bowling attack, offering flexibility to the captain in terms of strategy and team composition.

Throughout his career, Iftikhar has faced his fair share of challenges and setbacks but has consistently showcased resilience and determination to bounce back stronger. His dedication to the game and relentless pursuit of excellence have earned him admiration from fans and teammates alike.

As Iftikhar continues his cricketing journey, his fans eagerly anticipate more memorable performances, hoping to see him realize his full potential and cement his place as a stalwart of Pakistani cricket.

Iftikhar Ahmed Career Highlights 

– In the Pakistan Super League, he has played for Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, and Quetta Gladiators, and he is set to join Multan Sultans for HBL PSL Season 9.

– He made his international debut for the Pakistan cricket team in November 2015.


Domestic career 

He was the top run-scorer for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in the 2017–18 and 2018–19 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy seasons, amassing 735 and 660 runs respectively. Notably, in the 2016–17 Regional One Day Cup final, he scored an unbeaten 131 runs and claimed 3 wickets, earning him the joint man of the match award. Additionally, he led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to victory in the 2021–22 National T20 Cup, receiving both the player of the final and player of the tournament honors.

International career 

He emerged as the leading run-scorer for Pakistan A during their two-day match against England in October 2015 and subsequently made his One Day International debut on November 13, 2015, during the same tour. His Test debut came against England on August 11, 2016. Initially selected for Pakistan’s squad in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament, he was later dropped due to poor form. Nonetheless, he marked his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the 2016 Asia Cup on March 4, 2016. 

In September 2019, he found inclusion in the 16-man squad for Pakistan’s series against Sri Lanka, being one of three players called back to the team. Recognizing his contributions, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) awarded him a central contract in May 2020, ahead of the 2020–21 season. Additionally, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan’s tour to England in June 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, on November 1, 2020, during the second match against Zimbabwe, Iftikhar achieved his first five-wicket haul in ODI cricket.

Test Career 

In his Test career spanning from 2016 to 2022, Iftikhar Ahmed played four matches, featuring in six innings. He remained not out once and accumulated a total of 61 runs at an average of 12.20. His highest score in Test cricket stands at 27 runs. 

ODI Career

In his ODI career spanning from 2015 to 2023, Iftikhar Ahmed played 28 matches, featuring in 24 innings. He remained not out on 8 occasions, accumulating a total of 614 runs at an impressive average of 38.37. His highest score in ODI cricket stands at an unbeaten 109 runs. Throughout his ODI career, Iftikhar faced 576 deliveries, maintaining a commendable strike rate of 106.59. He registered one century and one half-century, showcasing his ability to convert starts into substantial innings. Remarkably, he remained dismissed without scoring a run on zero occasions. In terms of boundaries, he struck 52 fours and cleared the ropes for a six on 20 occasions, reflecting his aggressive batting style.

T20 International Career 

Throughout his T20I career spanning from 2016 to 2024, Iftikhar Ahmed has participated in 59 matches, featuring in 49 innings. He remained not out on 13 occasions, accumulating a total of 889 runs at an average of 24.69. 


Born into a Pashtun family in Peshawar, Pakistan, he has constructed a cricket stadium in his hometown to nurture local talent and facilitate their development.

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