Hamid Hassan is an Afghan cricketer. Hassan is a right-arm fast bowler who represented Afghanistan in international cricket. Hassan has also appeared in first-class cricket for Pakistan Customs in Pakistan, Marylebone Cricket Club in England and Band-e-Amir Region in Afghanistan. Hamid Hassan came to spotlight when everyone was shocked by his performance in Mumbai in the year 2006 when Afghanistan defeat MCC Side led by Mike Gatting. He took 6 wickets for 40 runs against Scotland. While playing against Kenya Hassan took 8 wicket that takes his team to the International Cup against Scotland.
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Name: Hamid Hassan
DOB: June 1, 1987
Place Of Birth: Nangarghar Province, Afghanistan
Marital Status: N/A
ODI Debut: Vs Scotland, Willowmore Park, April 2009
Test Debut: N/A
T20I Debut: Vs Ireland, P Sara Oval, February 2010
Hamid Hassan: Career Highlights
In June 2007, Hamid Hassan became the first Afghanistan cricketer ever to play at Lord’s when he took 1 for 23, representing MCC against a select Europe XI. Little more than 6ft tall, with a smooth and athletic run-up, his fast arm surprises batsmen and he has a natural full-of-a-length delivery, swinging the ball both ways at pace. A reasonable tailender and with excellent hands in the outfield, Hassan – softly spoken yet fiercely ambitious – represents the talent which exists in Afghanistan.
The match at Lord’s was a significant step for a bowler whose family fled Jalalabad’s bombs when he was six, and who subsequently learned the game in Peshawar where thousands of his countrymen sought refuge. His family, all of whom hated the game, did their best to encourage education but Hassan’s determination – he played the game in secret for years – eventually won them. He was first spotted when playing for Afghanistan in March 2006 in Mumbai when they defeated an MCC side led by Mike Gatting. The then MCC president, Robin Marlar, noticed his potential and was stunned to see him bowling in flat trainers.
Hassan toured England with the national side in 2006, playing several matches against county second XIs, winning them all and was drafted onto MCC’s groundstaff where he bowled against his hero, Andrew Flintoff, and was quick enough to smash Monty Panesar’s helmet in the nets. Hassan played only one game in the 2014 Asia Cup but was very economical, registering figures of 2/26 in the match against Bangladesh.
After making his T20I debut against Scotland in 2010, Hassan has turned out to be a crucial bowler, who has picked up important wickets whenever needed. His best bowling performance came recently against UAE on December 4, 2014. Hamid Hassan picked up five wickets for 45 runs in that games, but Afghanistan still ended up losing.
Afghanistan, Marylebone Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Pakistan Customs
Hamid Hassan: Stats
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