Awais Zia

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Awais Zia
اويس ضياء
Personal information
Full nameAwais Zia
Born (1986-09-01) 1 September 1986 (age 33)
Bhown, Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
BattingLeft hand bat
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleBatsman
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 45)23 February 2012 v England
Last T20I4 December 2014 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2019–presentKarachi Kings
2007–presentRawalpindi
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 5 82 70 62
Runs scored 70 4,981 2256 1258
Batting average 14.00 39.22 34.70 21.32
100s/50s 0/0 7/28 5/12 1/6
Top score 23 232 134 100*
Balls bowled 1182 420 212
Wickets 7 8 8
Bowling average 86.71 52.12 30.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/30 2/20; 2/17
Catches/stumpings 0/– 69/– 29/– 23/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 17 February 2018

Awais Zia (Urdu: اويس ضياء‎; born 1 September 1986) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is primarily a batsman and right arm off spin bowler.

Domestic career[edit]

As a youngster, Zia got introduced to the game playing street cricket in his village of Bhaun, before playing club cricket in Chakwal. Zia was encouraged to attend local trials, where he came to the attention of Jhelum coaches, who offered him a place in the Jhelum team. He accepted their offer and started playing for Jhelum district and then Grade 2 cricket, before finally getting his chance in first-class cricket for the Rawalpindi cricket team in 2007.[1]

He met his number one fan named Abbas Ali Bohari. He has played 35 first-class and 19 list-A matches. He has also played 22 Twenty20 matches representing the Rawalpindi Rams, who made it to the final of the Faysal Bank T-20 Cup in 2011 where Awais delivered a fitting start to their chase of 181 – it ended in a 10-run defeat, but Awais smashed 32 in just 13 balls while opening the batting.[2]

In April 2018, he was named in Federal Areas' squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup.[3][4] He was the leading run-scorer for Sui Southern Gas Company in the 2018–19 Quaid-e-Azam One Day Cup with 396 runs in seven matches.[5] In March 2019, he was named in Baluchistan's squad for the 2019 Pakistan Cup.[6][7]

International career[edit]

Awais Zia was selected for the Pakistan national cricket team squad in the ODI and T20I series against England in 2012.[8] He played all three T20I matches against the England cricket team, scoring 47 runs with a best of 23.[9] He had shown glimpses of the hitting ability that brought him to the attention of the national selectors. Pakistan went on to lose the series 1–2.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's a Dream Come True" : Awais Zia, PakPassion, 8 February 2012, archived from the original on 14 May 2012, retrieved 31 March 2012
  2. ^ Faysal Bank T-20 Cup, 2011/12 / Scorecard, ESPNCricinfo, 2 October 2011, retrieved 31 March 2012
  3. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week". Geo TV. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Pakistan Cup Cricket from 25th". The News International. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam One Day Cup, 2018/19 - Sui Southern Gas Corporation: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Federal Areas aim to complete hat-trick of Pakistan Cup titles". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day cricket from April 2". The International News. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  8. ^ Awais Zia named in Pakistan T20 squad, ESPNCricinfo, 8 February 2012, retrieved 31 March 2012
  9. ^ Records / Pakistan v England T20I Series, 2011/12 – Pakistan / Batting and bowling averages, ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 31 March 2012
  10. ^ Pakistan v England T20I Series, 2011/12 / Results, ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 31 March 2012

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