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Muhammad Ghous
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Muhammad Ghous

U.S.A.
Muhammad Ghous

Full Name

Muhammad Asad Ghous

Born

April 24, 1990, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Age

31y 150d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

Born in Lahore, Muhammad Ghous moved to New Jersey at the age of 11 and didn't start playing leather-ball cricket until several years later, but developed rapidly.

Initially, Ghous was picked for USA Under-19 as a batsman after he was the top-scorer at the domestic Under-19 national championship in 2009. But at that summer's Under-19 World Cup Qualifier in Toronto, his offspin skills emerged in the form of a five-for against Afghanistan Under-19 and by the time the team arrived in New Zealand for the World Cup in January 2010, bowling had become his primary duty.

He was the first player from USA's 2010 Under-19 World Cup squad to make the transition into the USA senior team, making his debut at the age of 20 against Jamaica that May. Ghous hardly turns the ball but his stump-to-stump accuracy keeps opposition batsmen pinned down and his penchant for excelling in pressure situations immediately turned him into one of his side's go-to bowlers.

Following the departure of a host of senior players and the unavailability of several others, Ghous was named USA captain in 2015 for the ICC Americas Division One Twenty20 Championship, where they finished second to reach the World T20 Qualfiier in Ireland later that summer. A loss of form, though, resulted not only in his removal as captain but also in his axeing from the USA squad altogether by October 2016.

Peter Della Penna

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
List A22111*1.00616.66000010
T202111552118.666382.53001330
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
List A2247530---6.76-000
T202121408453162/162/1628.316.6625.50000

Recent Matches - Player

Photos


USA captain Muhammad Ghous was run-out for 1
Muhammad Ghous wins a successful LBW appeal
Muhammad Ghous (second from l-r) leads USA onto the field
Muhammad Ghous
Muhammad Ghous
Muhammad Ghous celebrates Dean Morgan's wicket