M.S.A.O. Saini All rounder

Age: 34
Left-hand batsman
Left-arm medium-fast bowler

Season 26-Present

Statistics

  • FC: Season 30-Present, 114 matches, 2,834 runs @ 21.5, 329 wickets @ 39.4, 60 catches
  • OD: Season 30-Present, 126 matches, 1,866 runs @ 21.0, 166 wickets @ 34.8, 34 catches
  • 2nd XI: Season 26-Present, 112 matches, 2,030 runs @ 31.2, 142 wickets @ 30.1, 24 catches

Championships

  • 1 x CC Oceania: Season 30
  • 2 x CC Oceania 50 Over: Season 35, 37

Club Honours

  • 2 x OD Best and Fairest: Season 39-40
  • 4 x OD Most Wickets: Season 35-37, 39

A left-armer who swings the ball both ways, a useful lower-order batsman and a run-saving fielder, Saini will finish with numbers that do him a disservice. No pace bowler in CC history, probably, has played as many games as Saini has as the sole seamer on a pitch offering nothing to the pace bowlers. His ability to support the spin bowlers, as well as extracting what life the pitch contained to make a contribution himself, made him an indispensable part of the Eagles' XI from seasons 34 to 39, during which he played every game in both formats. He more often got reward for effort in one-day cricket: a noted strike bowler, he topped the club's wicket-taking four times and won two club best and fairest awards.

Originally recruited from SONS OF PITCHES, Saini was plagued by inconsistency before a remodelled bowling action saw him take 40 wickets in 29 games in season 29. He got his first taste of senior cricket the following season, his solitary game making him a CC Oceania championship player. Saini was then granted more regular opportunities with sixteen games in seasons 31 to 33. Glimpses of promise included six-fors against Dockeroo2 and Bowral Suns XI and a maiden half-century against Anti Inertia, with which he achieved the unusual feat of top-scoring in the innings from number 11.

The prime of Saini's career corresponded to a dearth of other quality pace bowlers in the Eagles' lineup, and the dominance of spinners such as P.K. Thomson and K.A. Naz. As such, he took to the task of supporting the spinners on lifeless tracks, and providing footmarks from his left arm over-the-wicket action for them to bowl into. He had his moments, including a career-best season 38 reaped 57 wickets at an average of 31, and further six-wicket hauls against Noll's XI and the North Eastern Magic, both resulting in victories. Saini's modest batting also showed occasional flashes of brilliance. His three centuries include a career-best of 173 in a game-changing partnership with W.W. Tayfield against the Dockeroos, and an unbeaten 149 in a record last-wicket partnership with W. Howell against Hounds of Shadow, which culminated in a thrilling win.

Statistics

M.S.A.O. Saini has more detailed statistics available.

Debut
17 Jan 2017 Green Valley Eagles vs Anti-Inertia
Last match
25 Feb 2020 Billy Goats vs Green Valley Eagles

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 11417139283417321.4745.0010329006001

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 114238711297432949/6121/939.433.2672.5612100
Debut
12 Sep 2015 Yuvraj Singh CC vs SACHIN101
Last match
13 Jul 2020 Green Valley Eagles vs Rocketown Rebels

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 6601295521.5086.5810150101
Career 1198110218614730.7994.1412225462507

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 6360338653/256.335.6360.0000
Career 1195467463415210/630.495.0935.97104
Debut
02 Aug 2015 Yuvraj Singh CC vs Kolkata Renegades
Last match
12 Jul 2020 Green Valley Eagles vs Donkeys!

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 141401457610.3679.2310160503
Career 14212521201914719.4184.02712061139021

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 147226541440/646.715.4351.5701
Career 1427760657218040/636.515.0843.1162

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
83/1, 16 Green Valley Eagles v Rocketown Rebels Friendly (50 over) 13 Jul 2020
0, 28/0 Green Valley Eagles v Donkeys! One day (50 over) 12 Jul 2020
15, 62/0 Green Valley Eagles v The Beers One day (50 over) 05 Jul 2020
56/1, 10, 1ro Green Valley Eagles v Rocketown Rebels Friendly (50 over) 29 Jun 2020
57/1, 9 Green Valley Eagles v Dockeroos One day (50 over) 28 Jun 2020
0, 40/6, 2ro Green Valley Eagles v Gloucester One day (50 over) 21 Jun 2020
65/0, 10 Green Valley Eagles v Anti-Inertia One day (50 over) 14 Jun 2020
60/0, 4, 1c Green Valley Eagles v Bowral Suns One day (50 over) 07 Jun 2020
53/2, 55 Green Valley Eagles v Rocketown Rebels Friendly (50 over) 01 Jun 2020
68/1, 0, 1c, 1ro Green Valley Eagles v Revolution One day (50 over) 31 May 2020