Zeeshan Siddiqui

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Zeeshan Siddiqui
Personal information
Full name Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqui
Born (1979-07-22) 22 July 1979 (age 37)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
  • Oman (2007–present)
T20I debut (cap 11) 25 July 2015 v Afghanistan
Last T20I 29 November 2015 v Afghanistan
Career statistics
Competition T20I LA T20
Matches 5 10 17
Runs scored 60 251 275
Batting average 15.00 25.10 18.33
100s/50s 0/0 0/2 0/2
Top score 33* 66 67
Balls bowled 366 114
Wickets 11 12
Bowling average 32.45 11.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/64 3/16
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 3/–
Source: CricketArchive, 11 March 2016

Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqui (born 22 July 1979) is an Omani cricketer. Born in Pakistan, he debuted for the Omani national side at the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup, and has since played regularly for the side, including at list-A and twenty20 level. Zeeshan is a leg-spinning all-rounder who often opens the batting.

Born in Karachi, Zeeshan made his debut for Oman aged 28, at the ACC Twenty20 Cup hosted by Kuwait in October 2007.[1] He played in all six of Oman's matches in that tournament, including the final, where Oman tied with Afghanistan to claim its first ACC title in any format. Zeeshan's twelve wickets at the tournament, more than any other Omani, came at an average of 8.50,[2] and included figures of 4/12 in the group match against Afghanistan, for which he was named man of the match.[3] He also scored 128 runs, second only to Adnan Ilyas for Oman,[4] and topscored with 34 against Malaysia.[5]

Zeeshan made his list-A debut in November 2007, playing three matches at the 2007 World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[6] Against the United Arab Emirates in the tournament's final, he scored a maiden list-A half-century, 66 runs from 49 balls.[7] After placing second in WCL Division Two, Oman qualified for the 2009 World Cup Qualifier in South Africa. At that tournament, Zeeshan scored 177 runs for Oman, second only to Farhan Khan,[8] and scored another half-century, 50 runs against Scotland.[9] His best bowling figures, 3/64, came in the same match, and he finished the tournament with eight wickets, behind only Tariq Hussain (11) and Hemal Mehta (9) for Oman.[10]

At the 2011 ACC Twenty20 Cup, Oman placed third to qualify for the 2012 World Twenty20 Qualifier. Against Bhutan in the former tournament, Zeeshan was man of the match, scoring 31 from 19 balls opening the batting with Rajesh Ranpura, and then going on to take 2/3 to help Oman win by 124 runs.[11] At the World Twenty20 Qualifier, he played in all seven of Oman's group matches, as well as the 15th-place playoff against Denmark, which Oman won to record its only victory of the tournament. Zeeshan was man of the match against Denmark, recording Oman's highest score of the tournament, 67 from 36 balls, before being stumped by Freddie Klokker off of Martin Pedersen.[12] With 119 runs at the tournament, he placed second to Jatinder Singh (136) in runs scored for Oman, but led Oman's bowling, with 12 wickets.[13] His best figures, 3/16, came against Uganda, but were not enough to stop Oman losing by three wickets.[14]

Now considered one of the veterans of the side, Zeeshan has continued to feature regularly for Oman in ACC and ICC tournaments, though the team is yet to qualify for any further high-level associate competitions.[1] At the 2013 WCL Division Three tournament, he scored 69 not out against Uganda in the 2013 WCL Division Three tournament,[15] and then followed that with 64 against Italy in the 5th-place playoff.[16] Another man-of-the-match performance came against Jersey at the 2014 WCL Division Four tournament in Singapore, where he scored 87 not out opening with Zeeshan Maqsood, helping Oman to a seven-wicket win.[17]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Oman against Afghanistan in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament on 25 July 2015.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miscellaneous Matches played by Zeeshan Siddiqui (46) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ Bowling for Oman, Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup 2007/08 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ Afghanistan v Oman, Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup 2007/08 (Group A) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ Batting and Fielding for Oman, Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup 2007/08 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  5. ^ Malaysia v Oman, Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup 2007/08 (Group A) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  6. ^ List A Matches played by Zeeshan Siddiqui (10) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  7. ^ Andrew Nixon (1 December 2007). "UAE are WCL Division 2 champions" – Cricket Europe. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. ^ Batting and Fielding for Oman, ICC World Cup Qualifier 2008/09 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  9. ^ Oman v Scotland, ICC World Cup Qualifier 2008/09 (Group A) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  10. ^ Bowling for Oman, ICC World Cup Qualifier 2008/09 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  11. ^ Bhutan v Oman, Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup 2011/12 (Group A) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  12. ^ Denmark v Oman, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2011/12 (15th Place Play-off) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  13. ^ Batting and fielding for Oman, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  14. ^ Oman v Uganda, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2011/12 (Group B) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  15. ^ Oman v Uganda, ICC World Cricket League Division Three 2013 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  16. ^ Italy v Oman, ICC World Cricket League Division Three 2013 (5th Place Play-off) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  17. ^ Jersey v Oman, ICC World Cricket League Division Four 2014 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  18. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 5th place play-off: Afghanistan v Oman at Dublin, Jul 25, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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