Full name Asad Ali
Born October 14, 1988, Faisalabad
Current age 26 years 290 days
Major teams Pakistan, Faisalabad, Faisalabad Wolves, Punjab Stallions, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin, May 26, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet, Jul 24, 2013 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown, Jul 28, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Aug 24, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Faisalabad v Sialkot at Faisalabad, Oct 16-19, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||National Bank of Pakistan v Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at Karachi, Dec 22-26, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Habib Bank Limited v Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at Karachi, Feb 11, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Karachi, Jan 27, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Karachi Dolphins v Faisalabad Wolves at Karachi, Dec 21, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Karachi Dolphins v Faisalabad Wolves at Faisalabad, May 16, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4*, 0/37||Wolves||v K Dolphins||Faisalabad||16 May 2015||T20|
|1/30, 2||Wolves||v Lahore Lions||Faisalabad||14 May 2015||T20|
|1/20||Wolves||v Tigers||Faisalabad||12 May 2015||T20|
|0, 0/46||Sui Gas||v ZTBL||Karachi||27 Jan 2015||LA|
|0/66||Sui Gas||v P Panthers||Karachi||23 Jan 2015||LA|
|2/14||Sui Gas||v R Rams||Karachi||21 Jan 2015||LA|
|3/40||Sui Gas||v K Dolphins||Karachi||19 Jan 2015||LA|
|1/40, 9, 0/25||Sui Gas||v National Bnk||Karachi||22 Dec 2014||FC|
|0*, 3/76||Sui Gas||v Port Qasim A||Karachi||6 Dec 2014||FC|
|1*, 1/47, 0/69||Sui Gas||v ZTBL||Islamabad||24 Nov 2014||FC|
Asad Ali isn't the fastest bowler going around in Pakistan, but what he lacks in out-and-out pace he makes up with his persistent line and length, and his ability to move the ball both ways. A right-arm seamer, Asad Ali has a smooth run-up and action, generally bowls in the mid-130s kph, and is the go-to man for Misbah-ul-Haq in the first-class team SNGPL and Faisalabad Wolves.
Hailing from Sargodha, a city in Punjab, Asad started his first-class career at the age of 17 for Faisalabad against Sialkot in 2005. Asad was always a consistent performer in the domestic competitions, but his performances in 2011-12 and 2012-13 were so impressive that the national selectors couldn't ignore him. In those two seasons he took 102 wickets at an average of less than 20. He was named in the squad that toured India for an ODI series in the winter of 2012, but he couldn't make into the XI.
With Umar Gul's knee injury ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy, he was called up again for the tour to Ireland and Scotland, and also for the Champions Trophy. He only managed to play one ODI, against Ireland, and in that game he made a fine debut, returning figures 1 for 22 in eight overs. He was given another chance in the Champions Trophy warm-up match against South Africa and he did his reputation no harm, picking up AB de Villiers with an outswinger and ending with figures of 3 for 30 in ten overs. He didn't get to play any of the Champions trophy matches, but is clearly one for the future.
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