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Inshan Ali
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Inshan Ali

West Indies

INTL CAREER: 1971 - 1977

Full Name

Inshan Ali

Born

September 25, 1949, Preysal, Trinidad

Died

June 24, 1995, Port of Spain, Trinidad, (aged 45y 272d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm wrist spin

TEAMS

Wisden Obituary
Inshan Ali, who died from throat cancer on June 24, 1995, aged 45, was a back-of-the-hand slow left-arm bowler who played in 12 Tests for West Indies in the 1970s. He was a slight figure who looked increasingly out of place in the team as the emphasis switched to non-stop fast bowling, and his inability to translate his first-class form to Test level was one of the factors that encouraged West Indies to transform their game. Inshan's 34 Test wickets cost 47.67, and he had limited success after taking 5 for 59 against New Zealand at Port-of-Spain in 1971-72. He made his debut for Trinidad aged only 16 and his unusual methods frequently troubled batsmen below top level. He had returned to playing club cricket in Trinidad shortly before his fatal illness.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test121821722510.7500070
FC901182113416313.8203430
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test122337181621345/597/15847.67109.30010
FC901925394913288/5828.9358.60174
Inshan Ali
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