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Kabir Ali

Key facts

Full Name: Kabir Ali
Born: November 24 1980 , Moseley, Birmingham
Country: England
County: Lancashire
Other teams: Hampshire, Worcestershire, England A, MCC
Test debut: England v South Africa, Headingley, Aug 21-25 2003
ODI debut: England v Zimbabwe, Headingley, Jul 1 2003
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast

Biography

One of the most gifted seam bowlers on the county circuit over the past 10 years, Kabir picked up his only Test cap against South Africa in 2003 - taking five wickets on debut. He was on the fringes of the England squad for several years and returned to the one-day international side for the tour of South Africa in 2005. Given the task of bowling the final over in the second ODI in Bloemfontein, when the Proteas needed just eight runs for victory, Kabir started with a no-ball four, but then held his nerve to concede just two runs and take two wickets as the match was tied. After finishing t...

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