Saim Ayub: A Rising Star in Pakistani Cricket



BORN May 24, 2002, Karachi, Pakistan

AGE 21 years, 309 days

BATTING STYLE Left-hand bat

BOWLING STYLE Right-arm medium-fast, Right-arm offbreak

PLAYING ROLE Top-order batter


  • Pakistan
  • Durdanto Dhaka
  • Guyana Amazon Warriors
  • Pakistan Under-19s
  • Peshawar Zalmi
  • Quetta Gladiators
  • Rangpur Riders
  • Toronto Nationals

Saim Ayub Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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Saim Ayub All Matches

Debut Pakistan vs Afghanistan at Sharjah – March 24, 2023

Last Match New Zealand vs Pakistan at Christchurch – January 19, 2024

Saim Ayub, born on May 24, 2002, has swiftly risen through the ranks to become a promising talent in Pakistani cricket. With stints in both domestic and international cricket, Ayub’s journey is one marked by dedication, perseverance, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Early Life

Saim Ayub’s passion for cricket was ignited from a young age, fostered by the influence of his father, Ayub Ahmed, and his uncle, Mohammad Javed, both of whom played cricket at the club level. Growing up in Gulistan-e-Johar, Ayub immersed himself in the game, playing tape ball cricket with his two elder brothers under the watchful eye of his father.

The Genesis of Innovation

No Look Shot

Ayub’s “no-look” shot is not merely a product of chance but a result of meticulous practice, innate talent, and a fearless approach to the game. Inspired by a desire to challenge conventional cricketing norms and push the boundaries of possibility, Ayub embarked on a journey to perfect this audacious stroke—a journey that has since captivated the cricketing world.

Domestic and Franchise Career

Ayub’s foray into professional cricket began with his Twenty20 debut for Quetta Gladiators in the 2021 Pakistan Super League. Following this, he made his List A debut for Sindh in the 2021–22 Pakistan Cup and later debuted in first-class cricket during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2022/23 season, showcasing his versatility across different formats.

Pakistan Super League

While Ayub faced initial challenges in the Pakistan Super League, his fortunes changed during the 2023 season while representing Peshawar Zalmi. Notable performances, including a maiden PSL half-century and consistent run-scoring, solidified his position as a key player in the league, drawing comparisons to legendary cricketers like Saeed Anwar.

International Career

Ayub’s international journey commenced with his selection in Pakistan’s squad for the series against Afghanistan in March 2023. Making his T20I debut in the series opener, Ayub exhibited glimpses of his talent on the international stage. Subsequently, he was named in Pakistan’s Test squad for the series in Australia, making his debut in the third test match of the series on January 3, 2024.


Saim Ayub’s ascent in Pakistani cricket epitomizes the quintessential tale of talent meeting opportunity. From humble beginnings in tape ball cricket to representing his country on the global stage, Ayub’s journey underscores the transformative power of dedication and perseverance. As he continues to make strides in both domestic and international cricket, Ayub stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration for aspiring cricketers across Pakistan and beyond.

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