Fareed Ahmad Malik
- Role : Bowler
- Bat : Left-hand bat
- Bowls : Left-arm fast-medium
- DOB : August 10, 1994, Nangarahar
Fareed Ahmad is amongst the next generations of fast bowlers who would lead Afghanistan in their next stage of development as a cricketing nation. Fareed was spotted early and was a part of the Afghanistan national team for the 2012 U-19 Cricket World Cup. Following his exploits in the youth world cup, he was selected to be a part of the senior squad in 2014, after a wait of two years, against the United Arab Emirates. He has also represented Afghanistan at the 2014 Asian games. He had to wait for two more years to make his T20I debut, i.e. in the year 2016 against the same opponents, the United Arab Emirates.
He hails from the Nangarhar region of Afghanistan, which is a fresh mine of talented players and a region from where many players have represented the war-torn country on the international stage. Fareed is not strongly built or anonymously tall like a stereotypical pace bowler, but what he lacks in physicality, he more than makes up for it in his accuracy and a wide array of variations. While he is yet to cement his place in the ODI squad, things certainly are looking bright for the young man.
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