Zoheb Sharif

Country: England
Born: February 22, 1983, Leytonstone, Essex
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak

Zoheb Sharif Bio

Zoheb Khalid Sharif, a talented left-handed batsman and occasional leg-break bowler, was born and raised in England. His cricketing journey has been filled with ups and downs, shining moments and missed opportunities.

Sharif burst onto the scene when he made his first-class debut for Essex in 2001. As a promising young player, he showcased immense potential with the bat. However, despite his talent, he only represented Essex in a mere four Championship matches and was completely overlooked for the county’s National League side. Consequently, he was released by Essex in 2004.

Despite his release, Sharif’s exceptional performances in the second XI matches did not go unnoticed. His commendable efforts earned him the prestigious title of second XI Player of the Year for all counties, highlighting his undeniable skills. Essex’s decision to let him go was primarily due to their surplus of young talents, as they had players like Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara, Mark Pettini, and Varun Chopra making their mark in the 1st XI.

Following his release from Essex, Sharif struggled to secure a county contract, despite his undeniable potential. He spent brief stints at Derbyshire and Sussex, among other counties, but remained unsigned. It seemed as if his cricketing dreams were fading away.

However, after six years since his first-class debut, Sharif was presented with another opportunity to showcase his skills. In April 2007, he was named in a strong MCC side to face county champions Sussex in the traditional season-opener at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. This selection came as a result of his exceptional performances for various universities, which caught the attention of selectors.

The game against Sussex at Lord’s provided a platform for Sharif to prove his worth once again. With the hopes and dreams of years of hard work riding on his shoulders, he prepared to deliver his best performance on the grand stage. Although the outcome of that particular match may not be readily available, the fact that Sharif was chosen to represent the MCC speaks volumes about his abilities.

As his cricketing journey continues, Sharif’s focus remains unwavering. He aspires to secure a county contract, to once again have the chance to shine in the top-tier domestic cricket in England. With sheer determination and a burning passion for the game, he remains optimistic about future opportunities.

Zoheb Khalid Sharif’s story is a testament to the many challenges that cricketers face in their pursuit of success. Despite setbacks and missed opportunities, his talent continues to shine through. As he sets his sights on future endeavors, one cannot help but hope that he will find the recognition and success that he truly deserves.

Zoheb Sharif Career Stats

Zoheb Sharif Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 15 25 6 771 140* 40.57 1458 52.88 2 4 - - 4 0
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Zoheb Sharif Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 15 - 1278 943 15 4/98 - 62.86 4.42 85.2 1 0 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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