Foreign teams, Muslim Cricketers

 Hashim Amla, South Africa


Hashim Amla is a crucial player for South Africa who plays test and ODI matches for the country. Consistency best sums up Amla’s career to date. The batsman made his Test debut in 2004, but had to wait another four years before earning his first one-day cap for the Proteas in March 2008.

Since, the top-order regular has more than made up for lost time and in 2012 was the fastest player to reach 3000 ODI runs.
In January, he became the fastest batsman to reach 5000 runs, passing the milestone in 101 innings, well ahead of Virat Kohli and Viv Richard’s previous record of 114.

 Moeen Ali, England


All rounder Moeen Ali represents England on international grounds. His performance in Ashes 2015 has rose him to fame. Ali was taken over Adam Lyth as Alastair Cook’s opening partner in the UAE.

According to DailyMail, Ali’s all-round skills have extended to translation after he revealed he kept Alastair Cook informed of the Pakistanis’ plans in Abu Dhabi.

Adil Rashid, England

Adil Rashid is a leg spinner England was waiting for, according to ESPN Cricinfo. He was a Test debutant against Pakistan in 2015.

Rashid has found himself a secure place among England’s bowling attack and produced his most consistent display at international level with 2 for 41 at Old Trafford.

Muhammad Shami-India


Mohammed Shami is an Indian international cricketer who represents Bengal in domestic cricket.

Fast bowler Mohammad Shami has cemented himself in the India line-up, picking up 68 wickets in his first 36 outings, since his debut in 2013 in ODI format.

Usman Khwaja-Australia


Usman Khwaja is a Pakistani born Australian player who is currently playing against New Zealand. He made his test debut in 2011 against England.

Khawaja became the first Muslim to play for Australia when he debuted in the 5th and final Ashes Test at Sydney in 2011 as a replacement for the injured Ricky Ponting. Apart from being a professional cricketer, Khawaja is also a qualified pilot.

Fawad Ahmed- Australia


Fawad Ahmed is a Pakistani born Australian right arm bowler who played domestic cricket in Pakistan before joining Australia’s international squad.

According to ESPN Cricinfo, in the space of a few months Fawad Ahmed has gone from Test contender to club cricketer, but he remains confident of bouncing back in the Sheffield Shield the 2015 season.