|Full name||Amarbir Singh Hansra|
29 December 1984 |
|Bowling style||Right-arm slow|
|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|
|Source: Cricinfo, 28 January 2014|
Amarbir Singh Hansra (born 29 December 1984) is a Canadian cricketer born in Ludhiana, India. 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.