Faheem Ashraf is a professional Pakistan cricket player. He plays for Habib Bank Limited in first-class cricket and is also a part of the Pakistan national cricket team. In August 2018, Ashraf was among the 33 players who received a central contract from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the 2018-19 season. He holds the distinction of being the first Pakistani cricketer to achieve a hat trick in T20 International matches.
Rana Faheem Ashraf was born on Sunday, 16 January 1994 (age 39 Years; as of 2023) in Phool Nagar, Punjab, Pakistan. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. When he was young, Faheem Ashraf dreamt of joining the Pakistan Army and cricket wasn’t his main focus. But everything changed when he watched the 2007 World Twenty20 tournament. At the age of 13, after witnessing this important event, Faheem developed a strong desire to make a valuable contribution to his country through cricket. Around the same time, Pakistan faced a defeat against their rivals India in the final of the 2007 World Twenty20. This experience motivated young Faheem Ashraf to pursue a cricket career rather than joining the Pakistan Army.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 70kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.):Chest: 40 Inches, Waist: 32 Inches, Biceps: 13 Inches
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Rana Muhammad Ashraf who is a well-known lawyer in Pakistan.
He has two sisters and seven brothers. His eldest brother’s name is Naveed Ashraf.
Wife & Children
He is not married.
He follows Islam.
Faheem Ashraf started playing professional cricket in the 2013-14 season. In one of his matches against Multan, he scored a century.
Faheem Ashraf was the highest wicket-taker in the 2016–17 Departmental One Day Cup with 19 wickets. After that, he became the captain of the Punjab team in the 2017 Pakistan Cup and took eight dismissals in four matches. Faheem Ashraf joined Pakistan One Day International (ODI) team in March 2017, but he didn’t play in the series against the West Indies. In April 2017, he was chosen to be a part of the Pakistan ODI team for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
In a 2017 ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game against Bangladesh, Ashraf scored 64 runs to help Pakistan win by two wickets. He played his first ODI for Pakistan on 12 June 2017 against Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy match. He defeated Dinesh Chandimal in this game and became the first Pakistani cricket player to do so in an ODI. He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan on 12 September 2017 against World XI as part of the 2017 Independence Cup. On 27 October 2017, during the second T20I encounter between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Faheem Ashraf became the first bowler for Pakistan and the sixth player overall to take a hat-trick in a T20I.
In April 2018, Faheem Ashraf was selected for Pakistan’s Test team for their May tours to Ireland and England. He participated in Pakistan’s first Test match against Ireland on 11 May 2018. Islamabad United chose Faheem Ashraf during the Pakistan Super League 2018 from the Gold category. Faheem Ashraf was a key contributor to his team’s success in the 2018 season. He finished with the most wickets in the competition and won the season’s best bowler award and a Maroon cap after the match.
Faheem Ashraf recorded his first five-wicket haul in an ODI (One Day International) against Zimbabwe in July 2018 at Bulawayo’s Queens Sports Club. He was given the PCB’s Emerging Player of the Year title in August 2018.
In September 2018, he was selected to play in the Paktia team in the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League competition. Faheem was chosen in April 2019 to play for Pakistan at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. However, on 20 May 2019, when the tournament’s final roster was revealed, he was dropped from the group. Faheem Ashraf was picked to be a part of Central Punjab’s team for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy competition in September 2019.
Faheem Ashraf was selected as one of the 29 players for Pakistan’s tour to England in June 2020. This tour was organised in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. He was one of the 20 athletes chosen to represent Pakistan in the Test matches against England in July 2020. He was signed by Islamabad United for the 2022 Pakistan Super League. Faheem Ashraf joined the Galle Gladiators in July 2022 to play for the third Lanka Premier League season. He entered into a contract with the Hobart Hurricanes in August 2022 to play in the Big Bash League’s 12th season.
In January 2021, Faheem Ashraf was chosen to participate in Pakistan’s Test team for their series against South Africa. Ashraf scored 64 runs in the first Test of this series.
In his 16 matches, he scored 673 runs with an average of 28.04. He achieved four half-centuries, with his highest score being 91. He also bowled 1,764 balls, taking 24 wickets with an average of 35.87. Additionally, he caught five catches.
One Day Internationals (ODI)
In his 31 matches, Faheem Ashraf scored 218 runs with an average of 11.47. His highest score was 28. He bowled 1,244 balls, taking 23 wickets with an average of 46.08. He also caught eight catches.
Twenty20 Internationals (T20I)
In his 42 matches, he scored 259 runs with an average of 11.77. His highest score was 31. He bowled 903 balls, taking 35 wickets with an average of 25.80. He caught eleven catches.
First Class Matches (FC)
In his 59 matches, Faheem Ashraf scored 2,210 runs with an average of 29.07. He achieved ten half-centuries and two centuries, with his highest score being 116. He bowled 8,741 balls, taking 150 wickets with an average of 29.99. Additionally, he caught 29 catches.
- 13 June 2018: Outstanding bowling analyses in an innings during Pakistan vs Scotland series in Edinburgh
- 18 December 2020: Most runs in innings (by batting position) during Pakistan vs New Zealand series in Auckland
- 25 April 2021 – 24 March 2023: Most consecutive matches missed for a team between appearances (Missed Span – 1y 333d)
Faisalabad, National Bank, Habib Bank Limited, Comilla Victorians, Islamabad United, Northamptonshire, Central Punjab, Melbourne Renegades, Dhaka Platoon, and Sussex
He owns a grey Toyota CHR.
Faheem Ashraf owns a Cadillac Escalade.
He owns a Toyota Land Cruiser.
Faheem Ashraf owns a yellow Toyota CH-R.
- He also goes by the name Yoyo.
- Faheem Ashraf enjoys going to the gym and frequently posts photos of his workout sessions on numerous social media sites.
- During a practice session on 14 February 2023, Faheem Ashraf hit a very strong shot that broke the window of a bus belonging to the Sindh Police’s Special Security Unit (SSU). The bus was parked near the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi at the time. The glass of the bus window shattered when Ashraf’s shot hit it. As a precaution for the safety of the cricketers, the bus, which was responsible for their security, was moved away from the practice area after the incident.
- Faheem claims that Yo Yo Honey Singh, an Indian Punjabi musician, is one of his all-time favourites.
- Faheem Ashraf enjoys seeing far-off locales and listening to music in his free time.
- His jersey number is # 41 (Pakistan).
- According to reports, Tauseef Ahmed, a former offspinner and national selector, closely followed Faheem Ashraf’s progress from district-level cricket to the first-class arena. In 2015, while working at the National Bank of Pakistan, Tauseef had the chance to observe Ashraf closely. In a media conversation, Tauseef Ahmed spoke about Faheem’s sportsmanship abilities. Ahmed said,
I actually saw him when he was playing for NBP, and his ability to strike the ball was impressive. What else does a team want when a batsman batting with the tail can get a run-rate between 8 and 10 an over? He has great firepower, and I have seen him doing that quite often on the domestic circuit.”