Ali Zaryab Asif
- D.O.B.: 27/12/1998
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Placed: Re-Signed - Kenilworth Wardens CC
- Nationality: Pakistani
- Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
- Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
- Recent teams: Lahore Blues (Quaid-e-Azam Trophy)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Ali Zaryab Asif is one of Pakistan’s brightest young talents. A patient, left-handed Top Order Batsman, he has been a solid contributor for the Pakistan U19 since his debut at the end of 2016, having been one of Lahore Whites U19’s top performers. He is also an occasional off-spinner.
Having been a consistent feature for various Lahore age group teams through his formative years, Ali has been prolific for his home province at national-level competitions at each and every stage culminating in his 2016 selection for the Pakistan U19 team. In his 10 national team appearances, he has scored 318 runs @ 53.00 with four half-centuries in 9 innings. Zaryab appeared in five games for the Pakistan U19 team at the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup, his best performance coming in the Quarter finals against South Africa, holding the innings together with 74* (111) as Pakistan lost 7 wickets successfully chasing SA’s modest score of 189. He had earlier in the 2017-18 summer made his first class debut, making an unfortunate “pair” but there is talent in spades within this young man.
Ali joined North Petherton CC in summer 2019 for their WEPL Somerset campaign, the club relegated in possibly one of the country’s closest divisions with just 2 wins (35 pts) seperating 3rd and 10th. In his first UK summer, Ali scored 478 runs @ 39.83 with a best of 76* in the league to go with a surprise 38 wickets @ 10.68 with a best of 5-32.
He returned to the UK in 2021, linking with Birmingham League Promotion hunters, Kenilworth Wardens CC. He was imposing for the club, scoring 1397 runs @ 51.74 with a best of 160*. He also chipped in with 35 wickets @ 20.97 in an exceptional return.
He not only backed it up again in 2022 but went harder, with 2021 runs @ 57.74 across all formats. He bagged 26 wickets as well for good measure. He returned in 2023 with 912 runs @ 53.65.
Seeking a return to the UK next summer, Ali will be a fantastic pick up for any UK club seeking a highly promising Top Order Batsman that can contribute with the ball this summer.
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