Ashar Zaidi

Country: Pakistan
Born: July 13, 1981, Karachi, Sind
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

Ashar Zaidi Bio

Syed Ashar Ahmed Zaidi, also known as Ashar Zaidi, is a talented cricket player hailing from Karachi, Pakistan. Born with a passion for the game, Zaidi quickly developed his skills and went on to establish a successful career both domestically and abroad.

Zaidi’s cricketing journey took an interesting turn when he moved to England and earned a British passport. This provided him with the opportunity to showcase his abilities in the English cricketing scene. After impressing with his performances in the Lancashire League while representing Accrington, Zaidi was signed by Sussex in 2013.

During his time with Accrington, Zaidi demonstrated his all-round abilities by scoring an unbeaten 192 runs and taking six wickets in a match for Sussex’s 2nd XI. This outstanding performance led to him being awarded a two-year contract with the county, as they were in desperate need of a spin option after the departure of Monty Panesar.

Although Zaidi performed admirably for Sussex, he struggled to secure a regular spot in the team and was subsequently released in 2015. However, his fortunes changed when he participated in the 2015-16 Bangladesh Premier League, where he was named the Man of the Series after helping the Comilla Victorians clinch the title. This success earned him a one-year contract with Essex, which was later extended.

Despite facing challenges in fulfilling Essex’s spin-bowling requirements in 2016, Zaidi showcased his prowess in limited-overs cricket, particularly with a remarkable T20 half-century against Middlesex. However, his use of a black spray-painted bat, which violated ECB regulations, resulted in its subsequent banning.

Prior to his time in England, Zaidi had a fruitful career in Pakistan, representing various clubs and achieving remarkable milestones. He notched up an impressive tally of 11 first-class centuries and earned selection for Pakistan A, a testament to his talent and skills.

In 2014, Zaidi experienced the negative consequences of social media when he vented his frustration on Twitter after being given out caught behind in a Championship match against Somerset. As a result, Sussex felt compelled to issue a suspended one-match ban.

With his unique blend of batting and spin bowling skills, Zaidi has consistently made an impact in his cricketing journey. His diligence, determination, and ability to adapt in different environments have proven crucial to his success.

As a cricket player, Zaidi’s journey has seen both ups and downs, but his unwavering dedication to the game has allowed him to rise above challenges. With each opportunity, he continues to demonstrate his expertise and passion for cricket, leaving a lasting impression on the sport’s enthusiasts worldwide.

Ashar Zaidi Career Stats

Ashar Zaidi Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 112 179 13 6015 202 36.23 - - 12 29 - - 84 0
List A 108 101 12 2968 141 33.34 - - 4 14 - - 37 0
T20s 67 55 12 1065 59* 24.76 779 136.71 0 4 78 49 17 0

Ashar Zaidi Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 112 - 6023 2803 94 4/50 - 29.81 2.79 64 - 0 0
List A 108 - 3451 2539 77 4/39 4/39 32.97 4.41 44.8 2 0 0
T20s 67 54 870 1055 40 4/11 4/11 26.37 7.27 21.7 1 0 0

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