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Kabir Ali

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Full Name: Kabir Ali
Born: November 24 1980 , Moseley, Birmingham
Country: England
Other teams: Lancashire, 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


One of the most gifted seam bowlers on the county circuit, Kabir's first-class career was ended prematurely when he was 34 due to a serious shoulder injury. Kabir picked up his only Test cap against South Africa in 2003 - claiming five wickets at Headingley. 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 at Bloemfontein when the Proteas needed just eight runs for victory, Kabir started with a no-ball four but then held h...

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