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Owais Shah

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Full Name: Owais Alam Shah
Born: October 22 1978 , Karachi
County: Essex
Other teams: Middlesex, England, England Lions
Test debut: India v England, Mumbai, March 18-22 2006
ODI debut: England v Australia, Bristol, June 10 2001
T20 debut: England v West Indies, The Oval, June 28 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-break


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 Marcus Trescothic...

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