Full name Syed Ashar Ahmed Zaidi
Born July 13, 1981, Karachi, Sind
Current age 33 years 286 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||Sussex v Worcestershire at Hove, Apr 19-22, 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||Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Jul 18, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|7, 1/48, 16, 1/33||Sussex||v Worcs||Hove||19 Apr 2015||FC|
|13, 0/30||Rupganj||v Mohammedan||Savar (3)||30 Dec 2014||LA|
|8, 0/25||Rupganj||v Abahani Ltd||Fatullah||27 Dec 2014||LA|
|2/47, 41||Rupganj||v Prime Bank||Savar (3)||24 Dec 2014||LA|
|1/31, 9||Rupganj||v Sheikh Jamal||Dhaka||14 Dec 2014||LA|
|47, 0/16||Rupganj||v Prime DSC||Fatullah||10 Dec 2014||LA|
|55, 1/30||Rupganj||v Kalabagan CA||Savar (4)||30 Nov 2014||LA|
|12, 0/31||Rupganj||v Brothers||Savar (3)||27 Nov 2014||LA|
|1/25, 44*||Rupganj||v Victoria SC||Savar (3)||24 Nov 2014||LA|
|1/23, 14||Rupganj||v Abahani Ltd||Fatullah||21 Nov 2014||LA|
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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For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now
His current game is extremely premeditated, so as to delay taking risks, and it robs the innings of all natural flow