Pakistan left-arm spinner Shakeel Ahmad is born on February 12, 1966, in Kuwait City. The former Pakistan cricketer played one Test match against Australia at Karachi in 1998. He has round-arm delivery action taken 365 wickets in 109 first-class matches.
He picked up four wickets in a solitary test match when he was called into the Pakistan test side at the age of 32. Javed Miandad was always a big supporter of the left-arm spinner in the squad. So, being the coach of the Pakistan team, he convinced the selectors to pick Shakeel Ahmad against Australia, after his strong performance 7 for 71 in the side match for Rawalpindi against Australia for but his selection didn’t pay off.
Even Shakeel picked up 4 for 91 in the second innings. Moin Khan took a nice catch off his bowling to see off Steve Waugh, which was his first-test wicket. Therefore, Mark Waugh, Gavin Roberston, and Colin Miller were the other victims in his spell. Moreover, his inclusion and performance were highly criticized. Hence, Shakeel Ahmad has to go without leaving a good impression.
Shakeel Ahmad played 109 first-class matches for Pakistan, KRL, and Rawalpindi. In which he scored 1,274 runs at an average of 13.27 with the best of 66, 48 catches, and 365 wickets @ 22.91 with the best bowling of 7 for 69, including 23 times five wickets in an innings and 4 times 10 wickets in a match.
Also, he appeared in 89 first-class matches, in which he scored 279 runs at an average of 12.68 with the best score of 41 runs, 32 catches, 118 wickets @ 23.22 apiece, 4 for 15 was his best bowling. Shakeel Ahmad also played league cricket in England for Cornwall for many years.