Ali Shah      

Full name Ali Hassimshah Omarshah

Born August 7, 1959, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 55 years 78 days

Major teams Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Mashonaland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Commentator

Relation Nephew - S Shah

Ali Hassimshah Omarshah
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 122 62 24.40 429 28.43 0 1 13 1 0 0
ODIs 28 28 2 437 60* 16.80 860 50.81 0 1 27 2 6 0
First-class 45 74 5 1766 200* 25.59 3 5 21 0
List A 85 82 4 1452 98 18.61 0 5 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 3 186 125 1 1/46 1/82 125.00 4.03 186.0 0 0 0
ODIs 28 25 1077 812 18 3/33 3/33 45.11 4.52 59.8 0 0 0
First-class 45 3816 1710 35 4/113 48.85 2.68 109.0 0 0
List A 85 2476 1897 40 3/33 3/33 47.42 4.59 61.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Nov 1-5, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Sep 18-21, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI India v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Sep 1, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979-2003
List A span 1981-1998
Profile

The first player from outside the white community to represent Zimbabwe, Ali Shah was one of their genuine allrounders during the period they were pressing for full Test status. A left-hand batsman who batted right down the order, and a right-arm medium-pace bowler, Shah started his international career in Zimbabwe's 1983 World Cup debut, and by the time he finished they were a Test side. His cricket suffered from the mid 80s as he went into business and was unable to devote the necessary time to practice and playing. Nevertheless, he was due to play in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test in 1992-93 until he put his foot in a hole and sprained his ankle on the eve of the game. He toured India in that season and again a year later, but fell out of favour with the selectors who were looking for greater commitment. A sound domestic season in 1995-96 led to his recall for the Sri Lanka tour, and in the second Test at Colombo he made his Test-best of 62. That was his final first-class match. In another era, or had he had the time to play and train, he would undoubtedly have played far more. He subsequently became a television commentator and a national selector, but was removed from this latter role at the start of the Heath Streak affair.
Martin Williamson (April 2004)

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1996

Ali Shah (Omarshah)

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1991

Ali Shah

Ali Shah

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Trade card: World series

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Notes

Registered as Ali Hassimshah Omarshah

Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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