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Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan (Urdu: علی خان‎; . He made his List A debut in January 2016, playing for the composite ICC Americas team in the 2015–16 Regional Super50. On debut against Jamaica, he took the wickets of Devon Thomas and Aldane Thomas, finishing with 2/63 from ten overs.[1] Khan was the only member of the ICC Americas squad to have not previously played for his national team.[2] In July 2016 he was one of eleven uncapped players to be named for a USA selection camp ahead of the 2016 ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament in October.[3]

Ali Khan
علی خان
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Ahsan Ali Khan
Born (1990-12-13) December 13, 1990 (age 28)
Attock, Punjab, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 15)27 April 2019 v Papua New Guinea
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2015/16–2016/17ICC Americas
2016Guyana Amazon Warriors
2018Trinbago Knight Riders
2018Kabul Zwanan
2019Khulna Titans
Career statistics
Competition LA T20
Matches 3 17
Runs scored 5 2
Batting average 2.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 5* 2
Balls bowled 156 369
Wickets 6 19
Bowling average 24.66 28.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/39 3/22
Catches/stumpings 1/– 5/–
Source: CricketArchive, 13 August 2019

On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Winnipeg Hawks in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[4][5] In August 2018, he was named in the United States' squad for the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Americas Qualifier tournament in Morrisville, North Carolina.[6] In October 2018, he was named in the United States' squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Oman.[7] Later the same month, he was named in the squad for the Khulna Titans team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[8]

The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Khan as one of the five breakout stars in men's cricket in 2018[9] and in February 2019 he was named in the United States' Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against the United Arab Emirates, but did not play due to injury concerns.[10][11] The matches were the first T20I fixtures to be played by the United States cricket team.[12]

In April 2019, he was named in the United States cricket team's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[13] In the United States' second match of the tournament, against hosts Namibia, Khan took his first five-wicket haul in List A cricket. He took five wickets for 63 runs from his ten overs, and was named the player of the match.[14][15] The United States finished in the top four places in the tournament, therefore gaining One Day International (ODI) status.[16] Khan made his ODI debut for the United States on 27 April 2019, against Papua New Guinea, in the tournament's third-place playoff.[17] He was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with 17 dismissals in six matches.[18]

In June 2019, he was named in a 30-man training squad for the United States cricket team, ahead of the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament in Bermuda.[19] Later the same month, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[20] In August 2019, he was named in the United States' squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nagico Super50, Group A: Jamaica v ICC Americas at St Augustine, Jan 9, 2016 – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ Peter Della Penna (7 October 2015). "Taylor, Ghous picked in 15-man ICC Americas squad" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Eleven uncapped players picked for USA national camp". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Team USA Squad Selected for ICC World T20 Americas' Qualifier". USA Cricket. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Hayden Walsh Jr, Aaron Jones in USA squad for WCL Division Three". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018–19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "2018 lookback – the breakout stars (men)". International Cricket Council. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Xavier Marshall recalled for USA's T20I tour of UAE". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "Team USA squad announced for historic Dubai tour". USA Cricket. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "USA name squad for first-ever T20I". International Cricket Council. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "All to play for in last ever World Cricket League tournament". International Cricket Council. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  14. ^ "4th match, ICC World Cricket League Division Two at Windhoek, Apr 21 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  15. ^ "Ali Khan five-for turns Namibia chase upside down in two-run thriller for USA". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  16. ^ cricket.com/media-releases/1196656 "Oman and USA secure ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 places and ODI status" Check |url= value (help). International Cricket Council. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  17. ^ "3rd Place Playoff, ICC World Cricket League Division Two at Windhoek, Apr 27 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  18. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Two, 2019, List A matches, Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  19. ^ "Former SA pacer Rusty Theron named in USA squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  20. ^ "Global T20 draft streamed live". Canada Cricket Online. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  21. ^ "Team USA Squad Announced for ICC T20 World Cup Americas' Regional Final". USA Cricket. Retrieved August 13, 2019.

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