Full name Syed Ashar Ahmed Zaidi
Born July 13, 1981, Karachi, Sind
Current age 34 years 20 days
Major teams Gazi Tank Cricketers, Islamabad, Islamabad Cricket Association, Islamabad Leopards, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI
Also known as Ashi
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Last First-class||Somerset v Sussex at Taunton, Jul 5-8, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999/00|
|Last List A||Legends of Rupganj v Mohammedan Sporting Club at Savar (3), Dec 30, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Abbottabad Rhinos v Islamabad Leopards at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff, Jun 21, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|14, 0/29, 2/16||Sussex||v Somerset||Taunton||5 Jul 2015||FC|
|106, 1/62||Sussex||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||28 Jun 2015||FC|
|67, 0/19, 68, 0/36||Sussx 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Eastbourne||23 Jun 2015||Other|
|2/17||Sussex||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||21 Jun 2015||T20|
|2/71, 0, 1/55||Sussx 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Southend-on-Sea||16 Jun 2015||Other|
|5/43, 3, 2/47, 6||Sussx 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Horsham||9 Jun 2015||Other|
|45, 4/11||Sussx 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Horsham||8 Jun 2015||Other T20|
|39*, 1/26||Sussx 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Horsham||8 Jun 2015||Other T20|
|0/11, 1||Sussx 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Guildford||4 Jun 2015||Other OD|
|20, 1/9||Sussx 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Horsham||18 May 2015||Other T20|
Ashar Zaidi, a Karachi-born allrounder, signed a two-year contract with Sussex ahead of the 2014 season. Zaidi appeared in two Championship matches for the county in 2013, having played in the Lancashire League since leaving Pakistan. He has a British passport and provided Sussex with a badly-needed spin option after the release of Monty Panesar.
Zaidi wrote to several counties asking for a trial, having impressed during three seasons with Accrington. He scored an unbeaten 192 and took six wickets after being invited to play for the Sussex 2nd XI and then added 62 runs in two innings to go with six wickets during Division One games against Yorkshire and Durham.
He became one of the first cricketers to fall foul of social networking in 2014 when Sussex were obliged to issue a suspended one-match ban in response to his angry tweet immediately after being given out caught behind by Nigel Llong in a Championship match against Somerset at Hove.
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