Awais Zia

Awais Zia (Cricketer)

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Awais zia is a Pakistani cricketer. He was born in Bhuwan village, Chakwal on September 1st, 1986. He is a young blood who is very passionate and talented in his field of interest i.e Cricket. He is a right arm off-break bowler and  left arm batsman.

Title Description
Name: Awais Zia
In Urdu: اويس ضياء
Famous As: Cricketer
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Chakwal
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricket
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Date: 1 September 1986
Zodiac: Virgo
Place: Bhown, Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Ethnicity: Punjab
National Side: Pakistan
Team Role: Batsman
Bowling Style: Right arm off break
Batting Style: Left hand bat
Matches: 121
T20: 35
FC: 48
T20I: 3
LA: 35
Wickets : 2 FC, 2 LA, 7 T 20
Bowling Average: 106.00 FC, LA 47.50, T20 26.85
Batting Average: 15.66 T20I, FC 38.97, LA 27.22, 23.78 T20
Best Bowling: 1/20 FC, 2/20 LA,2/17 T20
Catches/Stumpings: 45 FC, 19 LA, 13T20
Balls Bowled: 342 FC, LA74, 168 T20
Runs Scored: 47 T20I, FC2,923, LA844, 785T20
T20 Debut : 23 February 2012 v England
T20 Last: 4 December 2014 v New Zealand
Years Active: 2007-present
100s / 50s: 3/17FC, LA2/4
Top Score: T20I 23, FC 232, LA 119, T20 60
Domestic team: Rawalpindi Rams

Domestic Career

Youngster Zia

Youngster Zia

As a youngster, Zia got introduced to the game playing street cricket in his village of Bhaun, before playing club cricket in Chakwal. Zia was encouraged to attend local trials, where he came to the attention of Jhelum coaches, who offered him a place in the Jhelum team. He accepted their offer and started playing for Jhelum district and then Grade 2 cricket before finally getting his chance in first-class cricket for the Rawalpindi cricket team in 2007. [1] domestic  


Zia came into prominence during the final of the Faysal Bank T20 Cup. He has also played 22 Twenty20 matches representing the Rawalpindi Rams, who made it to the final of the Faysal Bank T-20 Cup in 2011 where Awais delivered a fitting start to their chase of 181 – it ended in a 10-run defeat, but Awais smashed 32 in just 13 balls while opening the batting. That potential to make an impact at the top of the order won him his first international stint. He has played 35 first-class and 19 list-A matches. [2] Prominence

Debut in International Cricket

T20I Debut in 2012

T20I Debut in 2012

A middle-order batsman in the first-class format and also an opener in Twenty20 cricket, Awais Zia won a call-up to the national side for the first time in 2012, when he was picked in the T20 squad for the series against England in the UAE. By then, Zia had already spent four years on the domestic circuit and was with Rawalpindi at the time of selection. He played all three T20I matches against the England cricket team, scoring 47 runs with a best of 23. He had shown glimpses of the hitting ability that brought him to the attention of the national selectors. Pakistan went on to lose the series 1–2. [3] debut  

Stereo-typed version of Afridi

Stereo-typed version of Afridi--Awais zia

Stereo-typed version of Afridi--Awais zia

A gallant left-hander built on the likes of his nation's hero, Shahid Afridi; Awais Zia barged into the international arena in this fashion. Facing his first international delivery, he attempted a full-throttled slog over covers off Steven Finn's bowling. Finn was perplexed by Zia's onslaught straight away. Zia earned only two runs off that delivery but carved himself a stereo-typed version of Afridi of all sorts from there on. Featuring in the T20I series against England in 2012, Awais may not have cemented his place, but the manner in which he went about in his stride has surely sent a notice to the cricketing fraternity. [4] version  


The overall career statistics of Awais Zia cricket career are stated underneath: [5] Stats
First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (2006/07-2017/18)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
Overall 82 136 9 4981 232 39.22 7 28 61.70 69
First-Class Career Bowling (2006/07-2017/18)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Overall 1206 28 611 7 2-30 87.28 0 0 172.28 3.03

List A Career Batting and Fielding (2006/07-2016/17)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
Overall 65 61 0 2105 134 34.50 5 11 96.73 26
List A Career Bowling (2006/07-2016/17)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI SRate Econ
Overall 420 1 417 8 2-20 52.12 0 0 52.50 5.95

International Twenty20 Career Batting and Fielding (2011/12-2014/15)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
Pakistan 5 5 0 70 23 14.00 0 0 87.50 0

Twenty20 Career Batting and Fielding (2008/09-2017/18)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
Overall 62 62 3 1258 100* 21.32 1 6 131.58 23
Twenty20 Career Bowling (2008/09-2017/18)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI SRate Econ
Overall 212 0 244 8 2-17 30.50 0 0 26.50 6.90

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