Tony Ura

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Tony Ura
Personal information
Full nameTony Pala Ura
Born (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 30)
Papua New Guinea
BattingRight-handed
International information
National side
ODI debut(cap  9)8 November 2014 v  Hong Kong
Last ODI23 September 2019 v  Namibia
T20I debut(cap  8)15 July 2015 v  Ireland
Last T20I2 November 2019 v  Netherlands
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches2623648
Runs scored7186713031,067
Batting average 27.6137.2725.2522.22
100s/50s1/21/40/21/4
Top score151107*75151
Balls bowled618
Wickets 00
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in matchn/an/an/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 11/–7/–6/–15/–
Source: Cricinfo, 6 July 2020

Tony Ura (born 15 October 1989) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Ura is a right-handed opening batsman.

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International career

Having played age group cricket for Papua New Guinea Under-19s in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup and 2010 Under-19 World Cup, [1] he proceeded to be selected as a part of the Papua New Guinea squad for the 2011 World Cricket League Division Three, where he played 6 matches, helping them earn promotion to 2011 World Cricket League Division Two. It was in this competition that he made his List A debut against Bermuda. He played a further 5 List A matches in the competition, the last coming against Hong Kong. [2] In his 6 matches in the competition, he scored 92 runs at a batting average of 15.33, with a half century high score of 52. [3] This score came against Bermuda. [4]

Ura made his One Day International debut for Papua New Guinea on 8 November 2014 against Hong Kong in Australia. [5] He made his Twenty20 International debut for Papua New Guinea against Ireland in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament on 15 July 2015. [6]

In the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, Ura scored a national record 151 runs from 142 balls against Ireland. He was named player of the match despite his team losing. [7] In the next match against West Indies, the inaugural ODI between the two teams, he scored 37 runs from 45 balls, hitting two sixes off the bowling of Ashley Nurse. [8] Following the conclusion of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Ura as the rising star of Papua New Guinea's squad. [9]

In August 2018, he was named in Papua New Guinea's squad for Group A of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament. [10] In Papua New Guinea's opening match of the qualifier, against Samoa, Ura scored 120 runs from 55 balls. [11] [12] In March 2019, he was named in Papua New Guinea's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament. [13] On 23 March 2019, during Papua New Guinea's match against the Philippines, Ura became the first batsman for Papua New Guinea to score a century in a T20I match, scoring 107 not out. [14] [15] He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 243 runs in four matches. [16] The following month, he was named in Papua New Guinea's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia. [17]

In June 2019, he was selected to represent the Papua New Guinea cricket team in the men's tournament at the 2019 Pacific Games. [18] In September 2019, he was named in Papua New Guinea's squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates. [19]

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