Kabir Ali

Country: England
Born: November 24, 1980, Moseley, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowler

Kabir Ali Bio

Kabir Ali is a former English cricket player who was known for his all-round skills as a seam bowler and hard-hitting lower-order batsman. Despite his promising start, his career was plagued by injuries which hindered his progress and prevented him from fulfilling his potential at the international level.

Born on December 24, 1980, in England, Kabir Ali was considered one of the brightest prospects in English cricket during his early years. His talent and determination earned him a spot in the national team, where he made his debut in one-day internationals (ODIs) in 2003. His slingy action and ability to generate pace and movement made him a challenging bowler to face, garnering him recognition as one of the emerging talents in the cricketing world.

Kabir’s breakthrough came during the Champions Trophy in 2004, where he played a pivotal role in England’s success, finishing as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. Despite this success, his chances in the national team were sporadic, and he struggled to cement his place in the side. Inconsistencies and injuries limited his opportunities, and he was eventually dropped from the squad.

In 2010, Kabir joined Hampshire, hoping to revive his career after a knee injury and subsequent ankle problems had hampered his progress at Worcestershire. However, injuries continued to haunt him, and he was unable to make a significant impact on the field. He managed only 33 appearances in three years for Hampshire, as his injury woes persisted.

Prior to his stint at Hampshire, Kabir’s career was marked by moments of brilliance and missed opportunities. He had the chance to don the England jersey in both ODIs and Test cricket, with a solitary Test appearance and 14 ODIs to his name. His performance in international cricket showcased his potential, with 25 wickets in ODIs and an ability to contribute with the bat down the order.

Off the field, Kabir garnered attention for his part-time career as a male model, earning a spot on Asian Woman & Bride magazine’s list of the 50 most eligible bachelors in Britain. This led to some concerns about his focus and commitment to cricket, but his continuous efforts on the field dismissed any doubts. Kabir remained determined and devoted to his passion for cricket, always striving to make a mark whenever he got the opportunity.

While injuries ultimately hindered his progress and prevented him from realizing his full potential, Kabir Ali will always be remembered as a talented cricketer who showed glimpses of brilliance during his career. Despite the setbacks, he remained committed to the game and made valuable contributions to the teams he represented.

Kabir Ali Career Stats

Kabir Ali Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 10 9 5 28 35.71 0 0 1 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 14 9 3 93 39* 15.5 108 86.11 0 0 8 1 1 0
FC 137 193 31 2755 84* 17 - - 0 7 - - 33 0
List A 175 108 28 1251 92 15.63 - - 0 4 - - 31 0
T20s 68 45 16 486 50 16.75 363 133.88 0 1 31 21 14 0

Kabir Ali Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 2 216 136 5 3/80 5/136 27.2 3.77 43.2 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 14 13 673 682 20 4/45 4/45 34.1 6.08 33.6 1 0 0
FC 137 - 23005 13731 500 8/50 - 27.46 3.58 46 - 23 4
List A 175 - 7416 6503 261 5/36 5/36 24.91 5.26 28.4 11 2 0
T20s 68 67 1358 1911 82 4/44 4/44 23.3 8.44 16.5 1 0 0

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