Munis Ansari

Munis Ansari
Personal information
Full name Munis Ansari
Born (1986-04-01) 1 April 1986
Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
  • Oman (2013–present)
T20I debut (cap 3) 25 July 2015 v Afghanistan
Last T20I 9 March 2016 v Ireland
Career statistics
Competition T20I T20
Matches 9 15
Runs scored 2 2
Batting average
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 2* 2*
Balls bowled 203 335
Wickets 8 18
Bowling average 35.50 24.38
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/37 4/15
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 10 March 2016

Munis Ansari (born 1 April 1986) is an international cricketer who debuted for the Omani national side at the 2013 World Cricket League Division Three tournament. A right-arm pace bowler, his slinging bowling action has been likened to that of Lasith Malinga, although he does not produce the same speed.[1]

Ansari began his cricket career in his native country of India. He was born in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, a city near the state capital of Bhopal. After failing to gain selection for the state team, he began to play in corporate tournaments in the Middle East, eventually relocating to Oman permanently.[2] Ansari made his international debut for Oman at the 2013 WCL Division Three tournament in Bermuda,[3] and took 16 wickets from only six matches, the most of any player. His best figures, 4/72, came against Italy in the fifth-place playoff.[4] Ansari has since played for Oman in various ICC and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) tournaments, including at the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier. He made his Twenty20 International debut in the tournament's fifth-place playoff, against Afghanistan,[5] having earlier taken figures of 4/15 against the Netherlands to help his team to an upset victory.[6]

He made his List A debut for Oman in their three-match series against the United Arab Emirates in October 2016.[7]

See also


  1. Tim Wigmore (23 July 2015). "Oman fairytale culminates in passage to India"Wisden India. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  2. (7 September 2015). "Sehore pacer Munis Ansari who shone for Oman disheartened by BCCI snub" – News18 Madhya Pradesh. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  3. Miscellaneous matches played by Munis Ansari – CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  4. ICC World Cricket League Division Three, 2013 / Records / Most wickets – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  5. "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 5th place play-off: Afghanistan v Oman at Dublin, Jul 25, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  6. "Jatinder, Ansari lead Oman to shock win" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  7. "Oman tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st Match: Oman v United Arab Emirates at ICCA Dubai, Oct 13, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
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