Anwar Ali

Anwar Ali

Anwar Ali

Anwar Ali is a Pakistani all-rounder, he bowls Fast-Medium and can move both new and old balls. He became famous after his excellent bowling performance in the Under-19 World-Cup final against India in 2006 and helped Pakistan winning the tournament. Anwar then called on the national side in 2008. He has played in the limited-overs cricket for Pakistan and has got some tremendous match-winning performances. This article has all the information about Ali, including Anwar Ali Biography.

Name:Anwar Ali
In Urdu:انور علی
Famous As:Cricketer
Residence:Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Education:Not Known
Date:25th November 1987
Place:Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Parents:Not Known
National Side:Pakistan
Team Role:All-Rounder
Bowling Style:Right-arm-fast-medium
Batting Style:Right-handed
Matches:17 in ODIs & 11 in T20I
Wickets :13 in ODIs & 6 in T20I
ODI Debut:South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town
ODI Shirt Number:48
T20 Debut :Pakistan v Zimbabwe at King City (NW)
First-Class Debut:Karachi Harbour v Karachi Urban at Karachi

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Anwar Ali Biography

Anwar has played for Pakistan as a bowling all-rounder. He is capable of hitting the ball big and can stay at the crease for a long when needed. So far, he has featured in 22 One Day Internationals for Pakistan and has taken 18 Wickets. His best bowling figures in ODIs are three wickets for 66 runs. Anwar has made 321 runs with the bat at an average of 29.18. He has also made several T20 appearances. In his 16 matches, he has dismissed ten batsmen averaging 36.70 with the ball. He has also made 109 runs in 11 T20 innings for the national team along with the ball.

Anwar date of Birth

He was born on 25th November 1987 in Swat, KPK. Currently, Anwar is a resident of the same city.

Anwar Ali Family

He hails from Swat and originates from a Gujjar family. Anwar’s family migrated to Karachi during his young age. Currently, he is settled at Karachi and has got married too.

Cricket Career

Initial Career

Anwar started playing professional cricket from 2006. He played for Pakistan under-19 in the Under-19 WC 2006 and played a vital role in Pakistan’s win. He also started his List-A career and represented Karachi Zebras XI. His all-round performances helped him play regular cricket. Anwar made his first-class debut in the year 2007. And after just one year, he got the call as an international player for Pakistan.

Domestic Career

  • Anwar is a senior domestic player as he has been in the circuit for the last 14 years. He has been part of 105 first-class games and has claimed a total of 347 wickets averaging under 28. While he also has four ten-wickets and 20 five-wicket hauls in the format. He has an extraordinary bowling figure of 8 wickets for 16 runs to his name. In his 146 innings with the bat, Anwar has scored 2668 runs at an average of 22.04. Besides this, he has also struck a century and 11 fifties in this type of game.
  • Being very useful with both bat and ball has given Anwar a chance to play all formats of the game. He has appeared in 133 List-A games, having 159 wickets. His bowling average is 33.61. He has a five-wicket haul to his name so far in this form of cricket. While he is not bad with the bat as well, as he has 2100 runs in 101 innings yet. Anwar averages in the thirties with bat and has 12 half-centuries. He is also a very handy all-rounder in T20s, where he has claimed 121 wickets, and 997 runs into his account. He strikes the ball very well as his T20 batting strike-rate is above 140.

List of teams

He has represented various teams besides Pakistan in different formats of the game, including Karachi Zebras, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Blues, Karachi Urban, Karachi Harbour, Quetta Gladiators, Pakistan Under-19s, Pakistan A, PIA and the rest.

International Career and Achievements

Anwar has not played a lot of international cricket yet. In his young international career, he has been playing in white-ball cricket for Pakistan.

T20 International Performances

  • On 12th October 2008, he made his first international appearance for Pakistan in a T20 match against Zimbabwe. He could not impress with his performance in his first match but got four wickets in the next two games he played.  Anwar’s best performance in the shorter format came against Sri-Lanka when he scored a blistering 43 runs with the help of three fours and four massive sixes. 
  • His innings came in at a time when Pakistan was 40/5, but he and Shahid Afridi made a match-winning partnership and guided Pakistan to victory. Anwar also claimed a wicket in that game and got the award of Man of the Match.

ODI Performance

  • Anwar Ali started his One Day International career with a bang. He played his first ODI against South Africa on 24th November 2013 by scoring an outstanding 43 runs unbeaten and picked up two wickets. Due to the superb performance on debut, he got rewarded and declared as Man of the Match and became 9th Pakistani to do so.
  • He has been in and out of the team since then. Last time Anwar played an ODI on 25th January 2016 against New-Zealand while he last time featured in a T20I game on 02nd March 2016 against Bangladesh. He is a decent all-rounder, and he is a promising candidate to fill the gap of an all-rounder in all forms of the game if he is given a consistent chance on the national side.

T20 Leagues

Due to his hard-hitting abilities and excellent bowling skills, Anwar has been playing plenty of T20 Cricket by playing for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League. He has also represented Rangpur Riders in Bangladesh Premier League.

Social Media Handles

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