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Owais Shah

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
England, Essex, Kolkata, Delhi, Rajasthan, Cape Cobras, Cape Cobras, England Under-19, Kochi, Hobart Hurricanes, Dhaka Gladiators
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
England
Born:
October 22, 1978, Karachi

Profile

Owais Shah is a right-handed batsman from England who was considered a prodigy from his teenage days. He is a stylish and classical type of batsman with abundant talent.

Shah made a solid start to his international career with an ODI debut in 2001. Despite some decent knocks, he always seemed to be on the fringes of the national team. But, he bounced back on the basis of some solid performances on the domestic front, which ultimately led to his Test debut against India in 2006. “Ace”, as he is nicknamed, failed to grab the opportunities that came his way and hence, was not able to cement his place in the team. Due to loss of form, he was axed from majority of England's tours in spite of being a regular member of the ODI team. Shah failed to replicate his ODI magic in the Test arena, and was subsequently ignored for the Test series as well.

The Pakistan-born player also played county cricket for Middlesex, but at the end of 2010, was released and signed by Essex. Apart from being an active participant in the IPL from the 2009 season, Shah also played for Wellington in their domestic T20 competition in 2009.
He was picked up to play for the Rajashtan Royals franchise in the 5th edition of the IPL.


Fast Facts

  • Owais Shah has won the NBC Denis Compton Award in 1997.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 6 10 269 0 26.9 41.90 0 2 88
ODI 71 66 1834 6 30.56 78.67 1 12 107*
T20 17 15 347 1 24.78 122.18 0 1 55*
IPL 23 22 506 7 33.73 130.07 0 4 76
CLT20 8 7 185 2 37 113.49 0 1 63*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 6 2 30 31 0 0/12 / - 6.2 0 0 0 3
ODI 71 10 193 184 7 3/15 / 26.28 5.72 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 21 0 3
T20 5 0 0
IPL 7 0 1
CLT20 8 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2006-2009
 
ODI:
2001-2009
 
T20:
2007-2009
 
IPL:
2010-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2011
Test
Debut:
England Vs India at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Mar 18, 2006
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Mar 06, 2009
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Australia at County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol - Jun 10, 2001
Last played:
England Vs Australia at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 02, 2009
T20
Debut:
England Vs West Indies at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Jun 28, 2007
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Old Trafford, Manchester - Aug 30, 2009
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Hyderabad at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai - Mar 12, 2010
Last played:
Rajasthan Vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - May 03, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Delhi Vs Victoria at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
Cape Cobras Vs Trinidad and Tobago at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Oct 04, 2011
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