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Renowned cricketer Zeeshan Ashraf from Pakistan is a first-class cricketer aged 27 who was part of the 11th US Open T-20 Cricket Tournament and represented Multan Sultans- US All Stars Team. Here is a look at his performance at the US Open 2019:
In the first match against Florida International, opening the innings for Multan Sultans-US All Stars, Zeeshan scored a great knock of 30 runs off 12 deliveries including 2 fours and 2 sixe; his strike-rate was 250. His innings helped Multan Sultans-US All Stars build a good opening partnership as the team chased 77 in just 5.5 overs and Zeeshan remained the top scorer for Multan Sultans- US All Stars.
In the second match against UCT UAE, the stylish left-handed batsman batted at one-down position, scored 14 runs off 5 deliveries and remained not out at a strike-rate of 280. Moreover, he also stumped Supreet Madaan which proved his resourcefulness as a player. However, in the third match against CT Blizzards, Zeeshan Ashraf could not manage a big total as he lost his wicket after scoring just 5 runs in 4 deliveries caught by Koti on Jaideep’s ball. Nonetheless, Zeeshan bounced back in the fourth match against Team Smashers as he scored a dominating knock of 86 runs off just 42 deliveries that included 8 huge sixes and 5 fours; he further proved his mettle in the fifth match against Team Atlanta Fire as he scored 29 runs off just 13 deliveries that included 3 classic fours and 2 massive sixes at a spiking strike-rate of 223.08.
Overall, Zeeshan Ashraf scored 164 runs in five matches, facing total 76 deliveries and managing an average strike-rate of 215.78 which proves his ability and class as a player in the short-format of the game as well. It is pertinent to mention that Zeeshan has been the leading run-scorer for Team Multan in the 2018-19 Quaid-e-Azam One Day Cup when he scored 370 runs in 8 matches. He is also a wild card entry and a Diamond category pick by Multan Sultans in the 2020 upcoming Pakistan Super League and surely a player to watch out for.