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Full name Shaul Hameed Uvais Karnain
Born August 11, 1962, Colombo
Current age 51 years 352 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Moors Sports Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Moratuwa, Mar 31, 1984 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 29, 1990 scorecard|
|List A span||1982-1993|
A right-arm medium-pace bowler and proficient batsman in the lower order Karnain showed signs of developing into a handy allrounder at one-day level. Karnain made a stunning debut against New Zealand on a dicey wicket at Moratuwa. With the bat he helped Arjuna Ranatunga rescue Sri Lanka from 69 for 5 scoring 28
valuable runs. Then with the ball he sliced through the Kiwi top order capturing 5 for 26, in the process guiding Sri Lanka to victory and earning himself the Man of the Match award. On the 1984-85 World Series tour of Australia followed by the World Championship of Cricket he continued to show promise playing some handy knocks and providing a useful option with his medium pace though he was
rather expensive on the pacy wickets of Australia. Though never quite able to live up to those heady heights of his debut match he performed admirably with the ball and bat during his limited-overs career.
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