Ali Shah

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For the Guantanamo captive, sometimes listed as Ali Shah, see Said Mohammed Ali Shah. For villages in Iran, see Ali Shah, Iran.
Ali Shah
Personal information
Full name Ali Hassimshah Omarshah
Born (1959-08-07) 7 August 1959 (age 55)
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 2015

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.

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 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]

Shah is currently living in Harare with his wife Aisha Omarshah, son Zain Omarshah and daughter Fariyah Omarshah. He is currently in business trading in various commodities from around the world.

References[edit]

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