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Awais Zia

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
September 01, 1986, Bhown, Chakwal, Punjab

Profile

A gallant left-hander built on the likes of his nation's hero, Shahid Afridi; Awais Zia barged into the international arena in this fashion. Facing his first international delivery, he attempted a full-throttled slog over covers off Steven Finn's bowling. Finn was perplexed by Zia's onslaught straight away. Zia earned only two runs off that delivery but carved himself a stereo-typed version of Afridi of all sorts from there on. Featuring in the T20I series against England in 2012, Awais may not have cemented his place, but the manner in which he went about in his stride has surely sent a notice to the cricketing fraternity.

A battle-scarred player with the Rawalpindi Rams, he assisted his team in reaching the finals of the Faysal Bank T20 Cup, 2011. Even though his team lost the match, the impact of Awais was seen in the chase with a brutal 32 runs off just 13 balls. This innings helped him fast-track the process to represent Pakistan in the international arena and he made his debut against England in a T20I in Dubai, 2012.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
T20 3 3 47 0 15.66 90.38 0 0 23

Career

Span:
T20:
2012-2012
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs England at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Feb 23, 2012
Last played:
Pakistan Vs England at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2012
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