Ali Shah

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Ali Shah
Personal information
Full name Ali Hassimshah Omarshah
Born (1959-08-07) 7 August 1959 (age 57)
Salisbury, Rhodesia
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 12) 1 November 1992 v New Zealand
Last Test 18 September 1996 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 7) 9 June 1983 v Australia
Last ODI 1 September 1996 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1994–6 Mashonaland
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 28 45 85
Runs scored 122 437 1,766 1,452
Batting average 24.40 16.80 25.59 18.61
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 3/5 0/5
Top score 62 60* 200* 98
Balls bowled 186 1,077 3,816 2,476
Wickets 1 18 35 40
Bowling average 125.00 45.11 48.85 47.42
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/46 3/33 4/113 3/33
Catches/stumpings 0/– 6/– 21/– 35/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 June 2017

Ali Hassimshah Omarshah, known as Ali Shah (born August 7, 1959 in Salisbury - now Harare), is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. An all-rounder who batted left-handed and bowled right-arm medium pace, Shah played in three Tests and 28 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Zimbabwe between 1983 and 1996, and was the first non-white player to represent the country.

International career[edit]

Shah played in three Cricket World Cups, in 1983, 1987 and 1992, and was also a member of the team that won the ICC Trophy in 1986 and 1990. Towards the end of his career, he played domestically for Mashonaland in the Logan Cup.

After cricket[edit]

After retiring from playing, Shah became a television commentator and a selector of the national team. He was removed from the latter role in 2004 following the sacking of captain Heath Streak.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ZCU/players impasse far from over". The Standard. Harare. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 24 June 2015.