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Sultan Zarawani      

Full name Sultan Mohammed Zarawani

Born January 24, 1961, Dubai

Current age 59 years 310 days

Major teams United Arab Emirates

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 7 6 0 26 13 4.33 62 41.93 0 0 1 0 1 0
List A 11 9 2 53 20* 7.57 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 7 7 264 257 5 2/49 2/49 51.40 5.84 52.8 0 0 0
List A 11 312 310 5 2/49 2/49 62.00 5.96 62.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut United Arab Emirates v India at Sharjah, Apr 13, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Netherlands v United Arab Emirates at Lahore, Mar 1, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
List A span 1993/94 - 1995/96

Sultan Zarawani captained the UAE side during their brief participation in the 1996 World Cup. He was the only native-born player, with almost all his team-mates being recently-imported immigrants. A legspinner and middle-order batsman, he learned the basics of the game while at school in Pakistan and went on to lead the UAE to 12 straight victories in the ICC Trophy, ensuring their qualification for the World Cup. He is best remembered for going out to face a rampant Allan Donald wearing only a sunhat. An unimpressed Donald dug one in, and sure enough, scored a direct hit on Zarawani's head - he survived the blow but lasted just another eight balls. As a cricketer, Zarawani was in over his head, but he probably didn't mind too much. A wealthy man, he was probably the only player in the tournament to own more than a dozen expensive cars.
Martin Williamson

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Feb 16, 1996

Allan Donald hits Sultan Zarawani on the head, South Africa v UAE, World Cup, Group B, Rawalpindi, February 16, 1996

Allan Donald hits Sultan Zarawani on the head

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Feb 15, 1996

Allan Donald nuts Sultan Zarawani, South Africa v UAE, World Cuo, February 15, 1996

Allan Donald nuts Sultan Zarawani

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