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Hasan Ali (born 2 July 1994) is a Pakistani cricketer.[1] He made his first-class debut for Sialkot in October 2013.[2] He made his international debut for Pakistan in August 2016 in a One Day International (ODI) match.[3] The following summer, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.[4] Pakistan went on to win the tournament with Ali named player of the series after taking thirteen wickets.[5] He became the quickest bowler for Pakistan to take 50 wickets in ODIs.[6]

Hasan Ali
Personal information
Born (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 (age 25)
Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 228)10 May 2017 v West Indies
Last Test11 January 2019 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 209)18 August 2016 v Ireland
Last ODI16 June 2019 v India
T20I debut (cap 71)7 September 2016 v England
Last T20I5 May 2019 v England
Domestic team information
2016–presentPeshawar Zalmi
2017St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2017Comilla Victorians
2019–presentCentral Punjab
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I
Matches 9 51 29
Runs scored 155 248 61
Batting average 15.50 13.05 12.20
100s/50s 0/0 0/2 0/0
Top score 29 59 23
Balls bowled 1,737 2,434 597
Wickets 31 80 34
Bowling average 28.90 27.87 24.55
5 wickets in innings 1 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/45 5/34 3/23
Catches/stumpings 4/- 12/- 7/-
Source: Cricinfo, 16 June 2019

In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[7][8]

Early lifeEdit

Hasan Ali is a son of Abdul Aziz, whom Hasan considers a source of inspiration for his life. His family encouraged him to play cricket from an early age. Two local cricketers, one of whom happens to share the same name as Ata-ur-Rehman, are his childhood coaches and he considers Ata-ur-Rehman his mentor.[9]

International careerEdit

In August 2016, Ali was added to Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England and Ireland.[10] He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Ireland on 18 August 2016.[3] He made his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against England on 7 September 2016.[11]

Ali took his first five-wicket haul in ODIs against Australia on 22 January 2017.[12]

In April 2017, Ali was added to Pakistan's Test squad for their series against the West Indies.[13] He made his Test debut for Pakistan in the third Test against the West Indies on 10 May 2017.[14]

In June 2017, Ali was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.[4] Pakistan won the tournament for the first time, beating arch-rivals India by 180 runs.[5] Ali named as the player of the tournament after taking 13 wickets, and also won the Golden Ball.[15] With 13 wickets, Ali became the joint leading wicket-taker in any Champions Trophy tournament, along with Jerome Taylor.[16][17]

In October 2017, against Sri Lanka, he became fastest bowler for Pakistan to take 50 wickets in ODIs in terms of number of matches played.[18][19][20] The same month, he moved to the top of the International Cricket Council's ODI rankings for bowlers, taking 426 days from debut, the third-fastest of all time.[21][22]

In 2017, he took the most wickets in ODIs by any bowler, with 45 dismissals[23] and was named the Pakistan Cricket Board's Emerging Player of the Year.[24] He finished 2017 as the top ranked fast bowler in the ICC Player Rankings in ODI cricket.[25] The ICC also named him as the Emerging Cricketer of the Year.[26]

In April 2019, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[27][28] On 31 May 2019, in Pakistan's opening match of the World Cup, Ali played in his 50th ODI match.[29]

T20 careerEdit

He was recruited by Peshawar Zalmi for the 2016 Pakistan Super League. He made his debut against Karachi Kings in the first edition of the Pakistan Super League. He was retained by Zalmi in the player draft for the 2017 Pakistan Super League. He finished as the team's second-highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets from 11 matches.[30]

In the 2019 Pakistan Super League, he was the leading wicket-taker in the competition, with twenty-five dismissals, and was named the Bowler of the Tournament.[31][32]

In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Amsterdam Knights in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[33][34] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[35]

Personal lifeEdit

On 20 August 2019, Hasan Ali married Indian-born Dubai-based flight engineer Samiya Arzoo in Dubai.[36][37]



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