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Anwar Ali

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
Pakistan, Karachi Blues, Karachi Urban, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Harbour, Karachi Zebras, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Peshawar, Sind Dolphins, Sind, Pakistan Under-19, Rangpur Riders, Sindh Knights, Quetta Gladiators
Roles played:
Home country:
November 25, 1987, Karachi, Sind


Anwar Ali made the headlines when he dismantled India U-19's batting line up that boasted of names like Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, via a splendid spell of 5/35 that helped Pakistan U-19 register a victory against their arch-rivals. Aaqib Javed spotted Ali when he was training at the National Cricket Academy where he arrived with rugged shoes. With an unbeaten century in first class cricket, Ali established himself as a bowling all-rounder who could hit the ball a long way, in the lower order.

Idealizing Wasim Akram like most left arm quicks in the world these days, Ali has the ability to swing both the new as well as the old ball. He represented Pakistan for the first time against Zimbabwe in a T20I in 2008 but never made it as a regular having played just 3 T20Is over five years and that too against Zimbabwe alone.

Ali was selected for Pakistan's limited overs tour to South Africa in 2013 and he won the man of the match award on debut for his all-round exploits of 43* with the bat first and then for the two wickets he picked in his six overs which helped Pakistan beat the Proteas.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 22 16 321 5 29.18 87.46 0 0 43*
T20 16 11 109 4 15.57 141.55 0 0 46
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 22 22 927 944 18 3/66 / 52.44 6.11 0 0 0 14
T20 16 15 265 367 10 2/27 / 36.70 8.30 0 0 0 8
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 5 0 4
T20 5 0 1


Pakistan Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town - Nov 24, 2013
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Jan 25, 2016
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe at Maple Leaf (North-West Ground), King City, Ontario - Oct 12, 2008
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 02, 2016