Noman Ali is a Pakistani cricketer who plays as a bowler for the national team. He made his international debut in January 2021 against South Africa at the age of 34, becoming the oldest Pakistani player to do so in Test cricket.
Ali started playing cricket at the age of 12 and joined the Hyderabad regional team in 2006. The left-arm spinner has a fantastic domestic record as he has 365 wickets in whopping 107 matches at an average of 27.46. The 36-year-old also has a wealth of experience in List A cricket with 107 wickets in 81 matches at an average of 29.47.
Ali has again impressed as he took another six wickets in Sri Lanka's second innings, reducing them to 154 for six, and also took three wickets in the first Test at Galle as Pakistan chased down 133 runs to win by four wickets.
He first came into the limelight when he was selected for the Pakistan squad for the home series against South Africa in 2021. Ali impressed with his bowling in his debut Test, taking seven wickets in the match including a fifer and helping Pakistan win by seven wickets.
Noman Ali is a late bloomer who has proved his worth at the highest level of cricket and has a lot of experience which could prove useful. He is a skillful and consistent bowler who can also contribute with the bat and is one of the key players for Pakistan in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship 2023-25.
Here is all you need to know about Noman Ali:
- Age: 36 years
- Date of Birth: October 7, 1986
- Hails from: Sindh, Pakistan
- Role: Bowler
- Batting style: Left-handed bat
- Bowling style: left arm Orthodox
- Teams: Pakistan, Hyderabad (Pakistan), Khan Research Laboratories, Multan Sultans
- International Debut (Test): Pakistan vs South Africa at Karachi - January 26 - 29, 2021