Asif Ali (cricketer)

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Asif Ali
Personal information
Born (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 27)
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleMiddle order batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 217)13 July 2018 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI12 June 2019 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 76)1 April 2018 v West Indies
Last T20I5 May 2019 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2010–presentFaisalabad
2016–presentIslamabad United (squad no. 13)
2018–presentCape Town Blitz
2019Barbados Tridents
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I LA
Matches 17 20 64
Runs scored 356 280 1,501
Batting average 29.66 21.53 28.32
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 3/7
Top score 52 41* 138
Balls bowled 5 49
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 4/– 8/– 26/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 12 June 2019

Asif Ali (Urdu: آصف علی‎; born 1 October 1991) is a Pakistani professional cricketer who plays for Pakistan cricket team. In first class cricket, Asif represents Faisalabad, and plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League.[1]

In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[2][3]

Domestic and T20 franchise career[edit]

He was the leading run-scorer for Faisalabad in the 2017–18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, with 369 runs in six matches.[4]He even played 2017 Everest Premier league for Pokhara Rhinos.

In April 2018, he was named in Punjab's squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup.[5][6] He scored the most runs for Punjab during the tournament, with 328 runs in four matches.[7]

On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Edmonton Royals in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[8][9] In October 2018, he was named in Cape Town Blitz's squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[10][11]

In March 2019, he was named in Sindh's squad for the 2019 Pakistan Cup.[12][13] In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Cape Town Blitz team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[14]

In September 2019, he was named in Northern's squad for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.[15][16]

International career[edit]

In Mar 2018, he was named in Pakistan's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against the West Indies.[17][18] He made his T20I debut for Pakistan against the West Indies on 1 April 2018.[19] He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe on 13 July 2018.[20]

In May 2019, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) named their final fifteen-man squad for the tournament.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asif Ali". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, 2017/18: Faisalabad Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week". Geo TV. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Pakistan Cup Cricket from 25th". The News International. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Pakistan Cup 2018, Punjab: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Federal Areas aim to complete hat-trick of Pakistan Cup titles". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day cricket from April 2". The International News. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  14. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  15. ^ "PCB announces squads for 2019-20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Asif Ali, Talat and Shaheen Afridi picked for WI T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Afridi, Talat, Ali bring gush of youth to Pakistan". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  19. ^ "1st T20I, West Indies tour of Pakistan at Karachi, Apr 1 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  20. ^ "1st ODI, Pakistan Tour of Zimbabwe at Bulawayo, Jul 13 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali included in Pakistan World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz named in Pakistan's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 20 May 2019.

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