Full name Mohammad Samiullah Khan Niazi
Born August 4, 1982, Mianwali, Punjab
Current age 33 years 328 days
Major teams Pakistan, Faisalabad Wolves, Sargodha, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
Also known as Samiullah Khan Niazi
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Karachi, Jan 21, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Sind), Jan 24, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited v United Bank Limited at Rawalpindi, Dec 7-10, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000/01|
|Last List A||Islamabad v Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at Islamabad, Jan 16, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lahore Eagles v Faisalabad Wolves at Lahore, Apr 29, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Faisalabad Region v Karachi Region Blues at Islamabad, Sep 10, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|12*, 0/47||Sui Northern||v Islamabad||Islamabad||16 Jan 2016||LA|
|2/24, 1*, 1/37||Sui Northern||v United Bank||Rawalpindi||7 Dec 2015||FC|
|1/42, 4, 2/22||Sui Northern||v Port Qasim A||Faisalabad||23 Nov 2015||FC|
|0, 3/61, 0/57||Sui Northern||v Lahore Blues||Lahore||16 Nov 2015||FC|
|40, 4/27, 5*, 2/45||Sui Northern||v Islamabad||Islamabad||2 Nov 2015||FC|
|3/27, 0/19||Sui Northern||v Peshawar||Peshawar||26 Oct 2015||FC|
|1/30||FSLBD R||v KR Blues||Islamabad||10 Sep 2015||T20|
|1*, 1/20||Wolves||v K Dolphins||Faisalabad||16 May 2015||T20|
|2/38, 12||Wolves||v Lahore Lions||Faisalabad||14 May 2015||T20|
|11, 1/51||Sui Northern||v Port Qasim A||Karachi||6 Dec 2014||FC|
Samiullah Khan Niazi, born in Mianwalli, is a fast improving left-arm medium-fast bowler. After just four seasons of first-class cricket, he has gathered 138 wickets in 32 matches at an inexpensive 19.48 runs apiece.
Samiullah made his first-class debut for Sargodha in 2002-03. Since then, he has played for Faisalabad and Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL). In the 2005-06 season in Pakistan, Samiullah was the leading wicket-taker in first-class matches for some time, his 75 wickets costing him only 18.36 each. Eventually, PIA and Peshawar's former Pakistan pace bowler Fazl-e-Akbar got past him with a tally of 80 wickets.
He has been called up by the team management for the current tour of England. The move has been necessitated by the withdrawal from the team of Rana Naved-ul-Hasan through injury and fitness problems faced by some other pace bowlers.Samiullah had not been chosen among the reserves for the senior team's tour of England but was included in a similar list in the Pakistan A squad that toured Australia where the four-nation Top End Series is being contested.
Samiullah, however, has experience of England. Last summer he was in England, as a member of the Faisalabad Wolves team, which won the International Twenty20 Championship arranged by Leicestershire. In April 2007, he bowled impressively for the champion Pakistan A team in the EurAsia Cricket Series in Abu Dhabi. Following a successful start to the 2007-08 season where he was one of the architects of SNGPL's triumph in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Samiullah duly made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe.
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He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane