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Ashish Bagai      

Full name Ashish Bagai

Born January 26, 1982, Delhi, India

Current age 32 years 209 days

Major teams Canada

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Ashish Bagai
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 62 60 8 1964 137* 37.76 2995 65.57 2 16 182 8 59 9
T20Is 9 9 2 284 67* 40.57 249 114.05 0 2 27 0 5 6
First-class 15 28 2 825 93 31.73 1545 53.39 0 6 37 3
List A 96 93 12 2649 137* 32.70 2 20 96 19
Twenty20 23 23 3 607 67* 30.35 623 97.43 0 3 44 4 8 7
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 62 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 15 27 28 0 - - - 6.22 - 0 0 0
List A 96 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v Canada at Durban, Feb 11, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Canada v Netherlands at King City (NW), Aug 29, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Canada v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Canada v Kenya at Sharjah, Nov 26, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut United States of America v Canada at Fort Lauderdale, May 28-30, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Canada v Netherlands at King City (SW), Aug 22-24, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A Canada v Netherlands at King City (NW), Aug 29, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Canada v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Canada v Kenya at Sharjah, Nov 26, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/1s, 48 Canada v Kenya Sharjah 26 Nov 2013 T20I # 346
1c/0s, 2 Canada v Italy Abu Dhabi 24 Nov 2013 T20
12, 0c/0s Canada v Namibia Abu Dhabi 23 Nov 2013 T20
1c/1s, 43 Canada v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 22 Nov 2013 T20
40, 0c/0s Canada v Uganda Abu Dhabi 19 Nov 2013 T20
0c/0s, 15 Canada v Hong Kong Abu Dhabi 18 Nov 2013 T20
1c/1s, 67* Canada v Ireland Abu Dhabi 16 Nov 2013 T20I # 338
20, 0c/0s Canada v U.S.A. Abu Dhabi 15 Nov 2013 T20
47, 1c/0s Canada v Bermuda Dubai (CA2) 13 Nov 2013 Other T20
0c/0s, 53* Canada v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 12 Nov 2013 Other T20
Profile

Ashish Bagai is a small, tidy wicketkeeper with good glovework and nimble feet. But it is as a batsman that he has really developed, and his calmness at the crease and ability to penetrate gaps in the field has made him a most effective player in all forms of the game. After coming through youth teams - he played for Canada's Under-19s when only 15 and went on to captain them - he made his debut for the full side in 1999-2000 when still only 17 and in 2001 was a key member of the side which finished third in the I CC Trophy, thus gaining a place at the 2003 World Cup. That tournament was a personal disappointment for Bagai with the bat, if not the gloves, but he developed well with solid rather than spectacular contributions with the bat. All that changed in the World Cricket League in Nairobi in early 2007 when scored 137 not out - his first hundred in senior cricket - against Scotland and added a second ton against Ireland four days later. His 345 runs at 86.25 meant he ended the tournament as the leading run scorer and was named Player of the Tournament. He was then named captain for Canada's Intercontinental Cup Final against Ireland in May. Consistent performances led him to be shortlisted for the inaugural ICC Associate ODI Player of the Year in 2007. But his career appeared to hit a wall with a decision to take a job in the UK later in 2007, making him unavailable, though he maintained good form and became an increasingly reliable batsman when he did play. Appointed captain again in 2009, he later turned his back on a successful banking career in the City of London and accepted a full-time professional contact with the board.
Martin Williamson

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Nov 26, 2013

Ashish Bagai top-scored for Canada with 48, Canada v Kenya, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 11th place play-off, Sharjah, November 26, 2013

Ashish Bagai top-scored for Canada with 48

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Nov 24, 2013

Canada's captain Ashish Bagai watches the match from the bench, Canada v Italy, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Group A, Abu Dhabi, November 24, 2013

Canada's captain Ashish Bagai watches the match from the bench

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Aug 22, 2013

Ashish Bagai scored a quick 33, Canada v Netherlands, ICC Intercontinental Cup, King City, 1st day, August 22, 2013

Ashish Bagai scored a quick 33

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