The story of Fawad Ahmed is one of the most intriguing tales in cricket. Born and raised in Marghuz, a tiny village in Swabi district of Pakistan, Fawad represented Pakistan Customs and Abbottabad in 10 domestic first-class games.
In 2010, Fawad left Pakistan, and sought asylum in Australia. Through the nervous months awaiting clarity on his status down under, the legspinner resumed playing cricket for Melbourne University club and worked in a storehouse to make ends meet.
Cricket Australia noticed the talent in Fawad, and pushed for assistance to finally get him permanent citizenship in 2012. The following year, Fawad made his Twenty20 International debut for the Aussies vs England and earned his ODI cap in a match against Scotland.
Having turned out for Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder in the BBL, and Vancouver Knights in the Canada Global Twenty20 tournament, Fawad made his Caribbean Premier League debut in 2018, and oh what a year it was!
He ended up being the highest wicket taker of the tournament, helping us clinch the third title. This season, he is back with us and we can’t wait to see him back in Red and Black.