M.S.A.O. Saini All rounder

Plays for PAK- Misfits
Age: 35
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
15 Sep 2020 Reidy's CC vs PAK- Misfits

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 713526861*33.5049.4520410700
Career 12118444310217322.1645.3512333106701

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 711547012017/677/835.053.6457.70010
Career 121250251367534917/6121/939.183.2871.7012110
Debut
12 Sep 2015 Yuvraj Singh CC vs SACHIN101
Last match
14 Sep 2020 Anghayan CC vs PAK- Misfits

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 8401959948.75130.0010264000
Career 1298710242214731.4596.61132287102507

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 83602271020/322.703.7836.0000
Career 1295917491616610/629.614.9835.64104
Debut
02 Aug 2015 Yuvraj Singh CC vs Kolkata Renegades
Last match
20 Sep 2020 PAK- Misfits vs Friends Reserve United

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 730432314.33134.380070101
Career 15113021209914719.2684.95712161240022

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 73903251446/523.215.0027.8611
Career 1518270702319640/635.835.1042.1973

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
43/1 PAK- Misfits v Friends Reserve United One day (50 over) 20 Sep 2020
13/0, 16*, 108/2 PAK- Misfits v Reidy's CC First class 15 Sep 2020
52/0 PAK- Misfits v Anghayan CC Friendly (50 over) 14 Sep 2020
46/5, 1c PAK- Misfits v Pompei CC One day (50 over) 13 Sep 2020
20/3 PAK- Misfits v Ijaz CC Friendly (50 over) 11 Sep 2020
6, 50/2, 3, 22/0 PAK- Misfits v Rocketown Rebels First class 08 Sep 2020
58/0 PAK- Misfits v Kohli XI One day (50 over) 06 Sep 2020
129/1, 16*, 17/1, 6*, 1c PAK- Misfits v Friends Reserve United First class 01 Sep 2020
44, 14/2 PAK- Misfits v Anand Friendly (50 over) 31 Aug 2020
41/3 PAK- Misfits v Ball Burners One day (50 over) 30 Aug 2020