Sharjeel Khan, who was born on 14 August 1989 in Hyderabad, Sindh is an attacking opening batsman of Pakistan. He was part of the bronze medal winning team at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. He made
Sharjeel Khan, who was born on 14 August 1989 in Hyderabad, Sindh is an attacking opening batsman of Pakistan. He was part of the bronze medal winning team at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. He made his first-class debut in 2009.
Sharjeel made his T20I debut for Pakistan on 8 December 2013 against Afghanistan and made his One Day International debut for Pakistan on 18 December 2013 against Sri Lanka. In his T20 games he has made two T20 centuries.
In his debut ODI match he scored 61 runs from 61 balls. He was selected in the Pakistan squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 where he was the highest run scorer for his team.
Sharjeel Khan was part of the Islamabad United's squad and became the first player in the history of Pakistan Super League (PSL), who scored a century against possibly best bowling line-up of inaugural PSL Peshawar Zalmi. He scored 117 from 62 in Qualifier 3 and took his team in the final where they faced Quetta Gladiators and Won the tournament by 6 wickets.
Sharjeel was team's best player in the whole tournament and performed well throughout the tournament with (300) Runs and with an excellent strike-rate of 149.25. He finished the tournament as third leading run scorer behind Lahore Qalandars's Umar Akmal and Karachi Kings's Ravi Bopara respectively.
He scored his maiden century against Ireland at Malahide on 18 August 2016. His fifty came from 34 deliveries and century from 61 deliveries with the strike rate of 176.74. This century stands as the third highest ODI century by a Pakistani in ODIs after Saeed Anwar (194) and Imran Nazir (160). His 150 also stands as the third fastest of all time after AB de Villiers and Shane Watson.
Sharjeel Khan belongs to Jakhrani family of Gujjars from Hyderabad, Sindh. Originally, his family hailed from Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.