Aizaz Cheema

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Aizaz Cheema
Personal information
Full name Aizaz bin Ilyas Cheema
Born (1979-09-05) 5 September 1979 (age 34)
Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Nickname Cheema
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 205) 1 September 2011 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 30 June 2012 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 187) 8 September 2011 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 28 August 2012 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 42) 16 September 2011 v Australia
Last T20I 28 August 2012 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 7 14 93 60
Runs scored 1 26 2,449 105
Batting average 8.66 8.04 9.54
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 1* 9* 33 13*
Balls bowled 1200 658 14,341 2,745
Wickets 20 23 352 90
Bowling average 31.90 25.78 21.48 27.21
5 wickets in innings 0 0 19 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 5
Best bowling 4/24 4/43 7/24 5/37
Catches/stumpings 1/– 2/- 18/– 10/–
Source: CricketArchive, 11 December 2013
Aizaz Cheema
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Competitor for  Pakistan
Asian Games
Bronze 2010 Guangzhou Team

Aizaz bin Ilyas Cheema known as Aizaz Cheema[1] (born: 5 September 1979, Sargodha)[1] is an international cricketer from Pakistan.

Career[edit]

2010[edit]

In November, Cheema was part of the team at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China[2] that won a bronze medal by beating Sri Lanka in the 3rd place playoffs.

International breakthrough[edit]

When Pakistan toured Zimbabwe in September for a Test three ODIs and two T20Is, the national selectors took the opportunity to give inexperienced players an opportunity. Frontline bowlers Wahab Riaz and Umar Gul were rested and Cheema was chosen as part of the squad.[3][4] On 1 September he made his Test debut against Zimbabwe; Pakistan's fast bowlers in the match were inexperienced at international level, with just one Test cap between them. Pakistan won the match and coach Waqar Younis praised Cheema's performance, saying he "bowled with fire and aggression".[5] His first wicket was that of bowler Ray Price. Cheema took eight wickets in the match for 103 runs, the second best bowling figures by a Pakistan player on Test debut.[6] Pakistan won the subsequent ODI series 3–0; Cheema made his debut in the series and his figures of 3/36 were the joit fourth best by a Pakistan bowler in his first ODI.[7] Cheema was the leading wicket-taker in the series with eight dismissals, with best figures of 4/43.[8] His haul for the series was the second most for a Pakistan bowler in a three-match away series.[9]

Awards[edit]

Man of the Match[edit]

  1. 3rd ODI vs Zimbabwe 14 September 2011 Figures: 4–43 (10 overs)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography cricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2010
  2. ^ Squad for Asian Games cricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2010
  3. ^ Raja, Cheema, Sohail included in squad for Zimbabwe, ESPNcricinfo, 28 July 2011, retrieved 28 July 2011 
  4. ^ Pakistan looking for reserve pacemen – Mohsin Khan, ESPNcricinfo, 31 July 2011, retrieved 31 July 2011 
  5. ^ Moond, Firdose (4 September 2011), Waqar praises bowlers for creating pressure, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 6 October 2011 
  6. ^ Sundar, Nitin (5 September 2011), Pakistan ease to seven-wicket win, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 19 October 2011 
  7. ^ Moonda, Firdose (8 September 2011), Pakistan hold nerve in tense finish, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 19 October 2011 
  8. ^ Records / Pakistan in Zimbabwe ODI Series, 2011 / Most wickets, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 19 October 2011 
  9. ^ Moonda, Firdose (14 September 2011), Pakistan complete series sweep, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 19 October 2011 
  10. ^ Pakistan vs Zimbabwe ODI 3194 cricinfo Retrieved 14 September 2011