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Owais Shah

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Full Name: Owais Alam Shah
Born: October 22 1978 , Karachi
Country: England
County: Hampshire
Other teams: Cape Cobras, Delhi Daredevils, Dhaka Gladiators, England Lions, Essex, Hobart Hurricanes, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, Middlesex, Rajasthan Royals, Wellington
Test debut: India v England, Mumbai, Mar 18-22 2006
ODI debut: England v Australia, Bristol, Jun 10 2001
T20 debut: England v West Indies, The Oval, Jun 28 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak


Shah, a fluent top-order batsman, has enjoyed a successful county career but, despite showing glimpses of his talent during his six Tests, 71 one-day internationals and 17 Twenty20s for England, never really fulfilled his potential at international level. Precociously talented as a youngster and the captain of England Under-19s' World Cup-winning side in 1998, Shah hit 62 against Pakistan at Lord's during 2001 in his second ODI. Plucked from the England A tour of the West Indies in early 2006 and added to the Test squad in India following injuries to Michael Vaughan and ...

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