Anwar Ali      

Full name Anwar Ali

Born November 25, 1987, Karachi, Sind

Current age 33 years 104 days

Major teams Pakistan, Dambulla Viiking, Karachi Blues, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Harbour, Karachi Urban, Karachi Zebras, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Under-19s, Quetta Gladiators, Sind

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Anwar Ali
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 22 16 5 321 43* 29.18 367 87.46 0 0 29 7 4 0
T20Is 16 11 4 109 46 15.57 77 141.55 0 0 6 6 5 0
First-class 106 148 25 2669 100* 21.69 1 11 37 0
List A 142 107 35 2336 89 32.44 0 15 41 0
T20s 155 111 38 1168 65 16.00 820 142.43 0 1 70 60 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 22 22 927 944 18 3/66 3/66 52.44 6.11 51.5 0 0 0
T20Is 16 15 265 367 10 2/27 2/27 36.70 8.30 26.5 0 0 0
First-class 106 183 17822 9542 348 8/16 13/85 27.41 3.21 51.2 11 20 4
List A 142 142 6438 5730 170 5/49 5/49 33.70 5.34 37.8 2 1 0
T20s 155 151 3021 4255 143 4/30 4/30 29.75 8.45 21.1 3 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Nov 24, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 25, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 12, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Mar 2, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Karachi Harbour v Karachi Urban at Karachi, Jan 6-9, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Northern (Pakistan) v Sindh at Karachi, Nov 6-9, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Karachi Zebras v Faisalabad Wolves at Karachi, Mar 13, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Southern Punjab (Pakistan) v Sindh at Karachi, Jan 24, 2021 scorecard
T20s debut Karachi Zebras v Faisalabad Wolves at Karachi, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators at Karachi, Feb 22, 2021 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 0/33 Gladiators v Qalandars Karachi 22 Feb 2021 T20
39* Gladiators v Arabians Abu Dhabi 4 Feb 2021 Other OD
1/39, 35* Gladiators v Warriors Abu Dhabi 2 Feb 2021 Other OD
7, 0/20 Gladiators v Delhi Bulls Abu Dhabi 1 Feb 2021 Other OD
0/27, 10 Gladiators v Qalandars Abu Dhabi 31 Jan 2021 Other OD
0/68, 69* Sindh v Southern PNJ Karachi 24 Jan 2021 LA
56*, 1/28 Sindh v Northern Karachi 22 Jan 2021 LA
2/57, 5* Sindh v Khyber Karachi 20 Jan 2021 LA
1/20 Sindh v Balochistan Karachi 18 Jan 2021 LA
1/15 Sindh v Northern Karachi 16 Jan 2021 LA
Profile

Hailing from a humble background, Anwar Ali once showed up at the National Cricket Academy nets with a pair of worn-out shoes. It was Aaqib Javed who took him under his wing and helped provide proper spikes and other cricket equipment to him. Anwar is a fast bowler out of the typical Pakistani mould, capable of swinging the ball, both old and new, at decent pace. He gave the world a brief glimpse of his talents with a destructive display in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup final against India, in Colombo, when his 5 for 35 spearheaded Pakistan's 38-run win. His early efforts in first-class cricket also brought some success and not only with the ball as an unbeaten century showed that he is more than able to contribute down the order. He was pushed a closer to a full international opportunity shortly after his 20th birthday (belated compared to some Pakistan players) when he was named in a training squad ahead of the one-day series against Zimbabwe early in 2008. An impressive tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya with the Academy team - he took 29 wickets at 16.31 - earned him a spot in Pakistan's squad for the four-nation Twenty20 tournament in Canada in October.
Andrew McGlashan

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Nov 28, 2020

Anwar Ali goes up in an appeal, Dambulla Viiking vs Kandy Tuskers, LPL 2020, Hambantota, November 28 2020

Anwar Ali goes up in an appeal

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Mar 14, 2016

Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Anwar Ali and Umar Akmal take a selfie, World T20, Kolkata, March 14, 2016

Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Anwar Ali and Umar Akmal take a selfie

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Nov 30, 2015

Anwar Ali and Sohail Tanvir scrambled the final bye, Pakistan v England, 3rd T20, Sharjah, November 30, 2015

Anwar Ali and Sohail Tanvir scrambled the final bye

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