Riaz Afridi

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Riaz Afridi
Personal information
Full nameRiaz Afridi
Born (1985-01-21) 21 January 1985 (age 34)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RelationsShaheen Afridi (brother)
Yasir Afridi (cousin)
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 182)28 October 2004 v Sri Lanka
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 42
Runs scored 9 580
Batting average 9.00 13.18
100s/50s -/- 0/2
Top score 9 66
Balls bowled 186 7902
Wickets 2 182
Bowling average 43.50 23.28
5 wickets in innings - 10
10 wickets in match - 1
Best bowling 2/42 7/78
Catches/stumpings -/- 8/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 June 2017

Riaz Afridi (Urdu: ریاض آفریدی‎; Pashto: ریاض اپریدی‎; born 21 January 1985) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.[1] In December 2017, his youngest brother Shaheen Afridi was named in Pakistan’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[2]

Afridi has played one Test match, for the Pakistan national cricket team against the Sri Lanka national cricket team, it was the same match which saw Naved-ul-Hasan make his Test debut.[3]

Riaz is a cousin of Pakistani footballer Yasir Afridi. In 2007 Riaz signed a contract with the Indian Cricket League (ICL) and represented the Lahore Badshahs, which put Riaz's future as a Pakistani Test player at risk. During the summer months Riaz plays for Great Ayton CC in the NYSD league in the north east of England where he has helped them win the league and consistently finished top wicket taker in the league with his fast swing bowling and big hitting.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Riaz Afridi". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Hasan Khan to lead Pakistan Under-19s at World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Riaz Afridi - Pakistan". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 25 July 2014.

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