Matches (10)
AFG v IRE (1)
WCL 2 (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (1)
Durham in ZIM (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Ali Hassimshah Omarshah

Born

August 07, 1959, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

64y 205d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

RELATIONS

(nephew)

Other

Commentator

The first player from outside the white community to represent Zimbabwe, Ali Shah was one of their genuine allrounders during the period they were pressing for full Test status. A left-hand batsman who batted right down the order, and a right-arm medium-pace bowler, Shah started his international career in Zimbabwe's 1983 World Cup debut, and by the time he finished they were a Test side. His cricket suffered from the mid 80s as he went into business and was unable to devote the necessary time to practice and playing. Nevertheless, he was due to play in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test in 1992-93 until he put his foot in a hole and sprained his ankle on the eve of the game. He toured India in that season and again a year later, but fell out of favour with the selectors who were looking for greater commitment. A sound domestic season in 1995-96 led to his recall for the Sri Lanka tour, and in the second Test at Colombo he made his Test-best of 62. That was his final first-class match. In another era, or had he had the time to play and train, he would undoubtedly have played far more. He subsequently became a television commentator and a national selector, but was removed from this latter role at the start of the Heath Streak affair.
Martin Williamson (April 2004)

Ali Shah Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests3501226224.4042928.430113100
ODIs2828243760*16.8086050.810127260
FC457451766200*25.59--35--210
List A8582414529818.61--05--350

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests3318612511/461/82125.004.03186.0000
ODIs28251077812183/333/3345.114.5259.8000
FC45-38161710354/113-48.852.68109.0-00
List A85-24761897403/333/3347.424.5961.9000
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Trade card: World series