Jimmy Hansra

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Jimmy Hansra
Personal information
Full name Amarbir Singh Hansra
Born (1984-12-29) 29 December 1984 (age 29)
Ludhiana, India
Nickname Jimmy
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Role Allrounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 71) 1 July 2010 v Afghanistan
Last ODI 28 January 2014 v Netherlands
T20I debut (cap 31) 23 March 2012 v Scotland
Last T20I 16 November 2013 v Netherlands
T20I shirt no. 68
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005 Abbotsford
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 24 8 32 30
Runs scored 421 231 712 417
Batting average 23.38 17.76 29.66 19.85
100s/50s 0/2 0/2 1/2 0/1
Top score 70* 67 100* 58*
Balls bowled 445 462 662 308
Wickets 7 5 11 17
Bowling average 59.00 59.40 52.18 20.88
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/27 3/77 3/27 3/22
Catches/stumpings 7/– 6/– 12/– 5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 28 January 2014

Amarbir Singh Hansra (born 29 December 1984) is a Canadian cricketer born in Ludhiana, India.[1] He is a middle-order batsman and occasional offspinner. He began playing cricket at a very young age at school, and had an interest for the sport throughout his childhood. He has also said that his father, who also has a passion for cricket, laid the foundations for his profound interest in cricket.

Jimmy Hansra was also announced Captain for the Canada Cricket Team starting his captaincy for the ICC America’s T20 Tournament taking place July 17–25 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he proved his worth by winning the tournament and getting the cup home.

A middle-order batsman and occasional offspinner, Jimmy Hansra made his Canada debut as an opener in an Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya in August 2009. It was an inauspicious start, as he was out for a duck and was shunted down the order in Canada's second innings. His turnaround came when he was promoted to No. 5 at the 2011 World Cup. Hansra impressed in the position, top-scoring against Pakistan with 43 before sharing matchwinning partnership with Ashish Bagai to beat Kenya. He made 70 in that match and repeated the score a few days later against New Zealand. As his batting fortunes improved he became a more trusted bowler, regularly delivering his offbreaks inside the powerplay overs. Great batsman to watch and a fun loving guy, good character, and back in his hometown he plays for Abbotsford cricket club. He Also hit six 6's in an Over on 16/06/2013.