Khushdil Shah is Left-Handed Power Hitting Batsman and bowls occasionally. He played for the teams of FATA Cheetas, FATA, Peshawar Zalmi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Multan Sultans, and Southern Punjab. In the Pakistan Super League, He represented Zalmis in PSL 2017 and Multan Sultans in 2021.
Khushdil’s Personal Information
Shah was born in Bannu on February 7, 1995. Currently, Khudil Shah’s age is 26. Khushdil was raised in the nearby village of Bannu and started playing cricket in his area. And later, he was selected in the regional team of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). He started gaining popularity because of his aggressive and Power Hitting Batting. He loves throwing balls out of the boundary rope.
Shah’s Domestic/National Career
In 2014 he was named in FATA Cheetas Squad, where he started his First-Class Career. Following year, he was selected in FATA’s regional team. Later in 2017, Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi called him for Peshawer Zalmi in the 2nd Edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL 2017). He was Selected in Emerging Category but failed to impress critics. His second appearance in PSL was in 2020, where he played for Runner Up Team, Multan Sultans; his performance was good with some power-hitting knocks.
In October 2019, Khusdil came into highlights after scoring the super fastest Centruy in National T20 Cup. Playing for Southern Punjab, Khusdil Shah scored the fastest century from any Pakistani Batsman. He took 35 balls to cross the ton. His innings were mesmerized with nine skyscraping sixers and eight fours.
Khusdil Shah’s International Career
In December 2018, Shah was called for ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 scheduled in Srilanka and Pakistan. His performance against Bangladesh was good but not appreciable in the rest of the matches. Following year, he was nominated for Pakistan’s tour to Australia and represented Pakistan in ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019.
Later, Khusdil Shah was named for Pak vs. England, Pak vs. Newzeland, and Pak vs. Zimbabwe Series. He also made his ODI debut in Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe series, which Pakistan hosted.
Surprisingly, Khushdil Shah is selected in 15-Men’s Pakistani Squad for the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup, UAE & Oman.
Khusdil Shah’s Teams
Shah has represented the following teams during his career.
- Pakistan Men’s Team (In T20 and One Day Internationals)
- Pakistan A
- Pakistan U-23s
- Khusdil played for Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans in Pakistan Super League.
Domestic and First Class
- FATA Cheetas
- FATA Region
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KPK
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2nd XI
- Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
Khusdil Shah’s Record
- Shah holds the record of fastest century from any Pakistani in T20s.