Full name Asim Butt
Born October 24, 1967, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Died November 30, 2009, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (aged 42 years 37 days)
Major teams Scotland, Lahore, Lahore City, Pakistan Railways
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||Australia v Scotland at Worcester, May 16, 1999 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Scotland v New Zealand at Edinburgh, May 31, 1999 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Canada v Scotland at Sharjah, Nov 21-22, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1983/84|
|Last List A||Scotland v Somerset at Edinburgh, May 11, 2005 scorecard|
Asim Butt played five ODIs for Scotland in the 1999 World Cup, performing strongly against Australia, the eventual winners, taking 1 for 21 from 10 overs. Although he was born in Pakistan and played first-class cricket for Lahore, he settled in Scotland in the 1990s. He soon won his first Scottish cap, against Yorkshire at Boghall in May 1998, taking 3 for 42 in the Benson & Hedges Cup, on his way to 106 wickets for Scotland at an average of 24.86. He played in all of Scotland's World Cup games and remained a consistent performer, taking 6 for 42 in the first innings against MCC at Lord's in August 2000 and 5 for 47 in the second innings against Ireland four years later. He won the last of his 71 caps in the National League game against Somerset in May 2005.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"