Awais Zia

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Awais Zia
اويس ضياء
Personal information
Full name Awais Zia
Born (1986-09-01) 1 September 1986 (age 28)
Bhown, Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Left hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008-present Rawalpindi Rams
2007-present Rawalpindi
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 3 48 35 35
Runs scored 47 2,923 844 785
Batting average 15.66 38.97 27.22 23.78
100s/50s 0/0 3/17 2/4 0/5
Top score 23 232 119 60
Balls bowled - 342 74 168
Wickets - 2 2 7
Bowling average - 106.00 47.50 26.85
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling - 1/20 2/20; 2/17
Catches/stumpings 0/– 45/– 19/– 13/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 10 December 2013

Awais Zia (Urdu: اويس ضياء‎; born September 1, 1986) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is primarily a batsman and right arm off spin bowler.

Career[edit]

Domestic career[edit]

As a youngster, Zia got introduced to the game playing street cricket in his village of Bhaun, before playing club cricket in Chakwal. Zia was encouraged to attend local trials, where he came to the attention of Jhelum coaches, who offered him a place in the Jhelum team. He accepted their offer and started playing for Jhelum district and then Grade 2 cricket, before finally getting his chance in first class cricket for the Rawalpindi cricket team in 2007.[1]

He has played 35 first-class and 19 list-A matches. He has also played 22 Twenty20 matches representing the Rawalpindi Rams, who made it to the final of the Faysal Bank T-20 Cup in 2011 where Awais delivered a fitting start to their chase of 181 - it ended in a 10-run defeat, but Awais smashed 32 in just 13 balls while opening the batting.[2] That potential to make an impact at the top of the order won him his first international stint.

International career[edit]

Awais was selected for the Pakistan national cricket team squad in the ODI and T20I series against England in 2012.[3] He played all three T20I matches against the England cricket team, scoring 47 runs with a best of 23.[4] During the series he showed glimpses of the hitting ability that brought him to the attention of the national selectors. Pakistan went on to lose the series 1-2.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's a Dream Come True" : Awais Zia, PakPassion, 8 February 2012, retrieved 31 March 2012 
  2. ^ Faysal Bank T-20 Cup, 2011/12 / Scorecard, ESPNCricinfo, •2 October 2011, retrieved 31 March 2012 
  3. ^ Awais Zia named in Pakistan T20 squad, ESPNCricinfo, 8 February 2012, retrieved 31 March 2012 
  4. ^ Records / Pakistan v England T20I Series, 2011/12 - Pakistan / Batting and bowling averages, ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 31 March 2012 
  5. ^ Pakistan v England T20I Series, 2011/12 / Results, ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 31 March 2012 

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