Khaleel Khursheed Ahmed is an Indian Left-Arm fast-medium Bowler, who made his international debut in the Indian Cricket Team in September 2018.
Khaleel has the ability to ball at a considerably high speed and can also swing the ball, angling it across the batsman. This enabled him to grasp the attention of the Indian U-19 Coach, Rahul Dravid.
He represented India in the 2016 U-19 World Cup. In the entire World cup, Khaleel only managed to take 3 wickets in 6 matches. But, he managed to impress Dravid with his skills who persuaded the Delhi Daredevils to buy him at his base price of 10 Lakhs.
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About Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Khursheed Ahmed
Date of Birth
December 05, 1997
6ft 1 inch
Imtiyaz Ali Khan
He won the Rising Star award, awarded by the Rajasthan Government.v
3 crore ( Approx)
Father- Khursheed Ahmed
vs Hong Kong at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sep 18, 2018
T 20 Debut
vs West Indies at Eden Gardens, Nov 04, 2018
Teams Played for
India U19, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad
vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, May 25, 2018
Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Khaleel Ahmed was born in Tonk, Rajasthan to Khursheed Ahmed who worked as a compounder.
Much like many conventional Indian Families, Khaleel’s father wanted him to become a Doctor and was hesitant towards the idea of his son becoming a cricketer. But Khaleel after much effort finally convinced him.
But before that, Khaleel joined a cricket academy at the age of twelve, without his parent’s knowledge.
After joining the cricket academy, Khaleel met Imtiyaz Khan, who recognized Khaleel’s talent. Imtiyaz enrolled Khaleel in the Rajasthan Cricket Academy.
Khaleel Ahmed Domestic Career
Khaleel began his career playing for the Under -14 Rajasthan team. He then went on to play for the Under-16 team too. He took 26 wickets for the Under-14 Cricket Team.
Khaleel then got selected for BCCI’s Mohali Cricket Academy in Punjab. Later on, he was selected for the Under-19 team too in 2015 and he took 13 wickets getting himself selected for the Under-19 World Cup Squad.
Khaleel made his debut for the Railways in T20, where he bowled four overs but didn’t get any wickets in 2017. In his first-class debut in 2017, he picked two wickets and bowled with a great economy of 2.33, playing for Jammu & Kashmir.
Almost half a year later, in his List A debut in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he took 3 wickets for 39 runs in 7 overs bowling with an economy of 5.57.
Khaleel Ahmed Career
Khaleel made his ODI Debut against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup, where had taken 3 wickets with an economy of 4.80. Almost a month later, Khaleel made his T20 Debut, taking 1 wicket in his four overs and giving only 16 runs.
Khaleel was also part of the three pacers who went with Team India in the 2019 World Cup as net bowlers. The opportunity was a great learning experience for him.
Khaleel Ahmed IPL
Khaleel Ahmed was bought in the 2017 IPL Edition where he was bought for 10 lakhs by Delhi Daredevils. However, He didn’t get to play any match in the IPL Edition.
Khaleel got to work with greats like Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid during his stay in Delhi which he believes helped him improve a lot. Khaleel worked a lot hard to develop his pace and bowling quality and had a great domestic season after that IPL.
After his remarkable performance in the 2017-18 Domestic Season, Khaleel was picked up at a hefty price of 3 Crores by Sunrisers Hyderabad, a team famous for having great bowlers.
That season too, unfortunately, Khaleel barely got to play except in an expensive outing against KKR at the Eden Gardens. However, here too Khaleel had the opportunity to interact with some of the best bowlers in the world.
Khaleel Ahmed Stats
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- KHALEEL AHMED IPL PRICE
He was bought for a hefty price of 3 crores in IPL 2021.
- KHALEEL AHMED IDOL
Khaleel Ahmed has stated Zaheer Khan to be his Idol.
- KHALEEL AHMED FASTEST BALL
Khaleel Ahmed’s fastest ball is 148 kmph.
- KHALEEL AHMED ACHIEVEMENT
He won the Rising Star award, awarded by the Rajasthan Government.
Khaleel Ahmed Twitter
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 12, 2021
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 10, 2021
— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) August 24, 2021