Junaid Zia (born December 11, 1983 in Lahore) is a Pakistani cricketer who has played List A cricket for the Pakistan national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. HE is the son of the former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Tauqir Zia.
|In Urdu:||جنید ضیاء|
|Date:||11 December 1983|
|Place:||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Team Role:||Medium fast bowler|
|Bowling Style:||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Batting Style:||Right-hand bat|
|Matches:||4 ODI, FC 90|
|Wickets :||282 FC|
|Bowling Average:||29.80 FC|
|Batting Average:||19.99 FC|
|5 wickets in Innings :||5W in FC|
|10 wickets in Match:||1 in FC|
|Runs Scored:||2379 in FC|
|ODI Debut:||Pakistan v Bangladesh at Multan, Sep 9, 2003|
|ODI Last:||Pakistan v Bangladesh at Rawalpindi, Sep 18, 2003|
|T20 Debut :||Lahore Eagles v Sialkot Stallions at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006|
|T20 Last:||Bahawalpur Stags v Lahore Lions at Karachi, Sep 25, 2014|
|First-Class Last :||United Bank Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Islamabad, Nov 26-29, 2012|
|List A Debut:||2000/01|
|List A Last:||Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited v Pakistan Television at Rawalpindi, Jan 27, 2014|
|Domestic team:||Pakistan, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Ravi, Rawalpindi, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited|
Junaid first made an impression with his medium-fast bowling in Pakistan’s junior ranks, and was part of the squad which played in the Under-19 World Cup in 2002.
He has played with Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Pakistan Customs, Habib Bank Limited, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Shalimar, Pakistan A, Pakistan Emerging Players, Pakistan Inv XI, Punjab Stallions, Punjab (P), PCB Reds, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
International Cricket Debut
Unfortunately Zia was initially brought to the public’s attention for all the wrong reasons, as his bowling action was considered by Asoka de Silva to be somewhat suspect. Having honed his bowling skill he made his first international match in 2003-04 against Bangladesh at Multan.
Junaid zia joined the HBL camp held in November 1998. Junaid further said” that was the era of fast bowlers. Unfortunately none of the players from the camp could make it to the international level. I still remember there was a young talented fast bowler from Garrison Academy named Shahrukh who was yard faster then me”.
Junaid was recalled
He was recalled to the one-day squad for the home series against Zimbabwe in January 2008 after taking 46 wickets in ten Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches. In just his second match, he finished with impressive figures of 3/21. Two more expensive outings later, Zia was discarded from the team all together.
Amir Sohail praised Junaid Zia
In domestic circles, he is known for his extremely high fitness levels, a fact which came in for much praise from Aamer Sohail, Pakistan’s chief selector, who called Junaid one of the most hard-working cricketers he had ever seen.
Batting and fielding averages
- ODI debut Pakistan v Bangladesh at Multan, Sep 9, 2003
- First-class debut 2002/03
- List A debut 2000/01
- T20s debut Lahore Eagles v Sialkot Stallions at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006
Last ODI Pakistan v Bangladesh at Rawalpindi, Sep 18, 2003
Last First-class United Bank Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Islamabad, Nov 26-29, 2012
Last List A Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited v Pakistan Television at Rawalpindi, Jan 27, 2014
Last T20s Bahawalpur Stags v Lahore Lions at Karachi, Sep 25, 2014
Matches with domestic teams
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|14, 0/27||Lahore Lions||v Stags||Karachi||25 Sep 2014||T20|
|1/21||Lahore Lions||v DM Jamali||Karachi||22 Sep 2014||T20|
|8*, 1/13||L Eagles||v Wolves||Rawalpindi||11 Feb 2014||T20|
|6, 2/19||L Eagles||v P Panthers||Rawalpindi||10 Feb 2014||T20|
|1/18, 3||L Eagles||v Leopards||Rawalpindi||7 Feb 2014||T20|
|2/41||ZTBL||v Pakistan TV||Rawalpindi||27 Jan 2014||LA|
|2/45, 4||ZTBL||v National Bnk||Islamabad||11 Jan 2014||LA|
|21, 0/69||ZTBL||v PIA||Rawalpindi||26 Dec 2013||LA|
|2/35, 12*||ZTBL||v United Bank||Islamabad||18 Dec 2013||LA|
|5/31||ZTBL||v United Bank||Lahore||2 Dec 2013||T20|