Charles Amini

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Charles Amini
Personal information
Full nameCharles Jordan 'Flat Track Bully' Amini
Born (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 28)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
BowlingRight-arm leg break
RoleAll rounder
RelationsChris Amini (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 1)8 November 2014 v Hong Kong
Last ODI23 September 2019 v Namibia
T20I debut (cap 1)15 July 2015 v Ireland
Last T20I2 November 2019 v Netherlands
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 15 23 2 34
Runs scored 296 377 39 533
Batting average 21.14 26.92 9.75 18.37
100s/50s 0/2 0/2 0/0 0/2
Top score 61* 60 19 61*
Balls bowled 732 379 42 1,434
Wickets 15 19 0 36
Bowling average 37.33 19.31 28.94
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/27 2/13 6/19
Catches/stumpings 9/– 5/– 3/– 11/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 July 2020

Charles Jordan Alewa Amini, also known as CJ Amini, born April 14, 1992 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea is a Papua New Guinean cricketer.

Playing career[edit]

Charles led Papua New Guinea's successful campaign in the ICC East Asia-Pacific Under-15 Cricket 8's in 2006/07.

He was part of the squad in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia in 2008, and went on to take eight wickets in the Qualifiers for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in 2010. Amini made his Twenty20 level for Papua New Guinea in November 2013.[1]

In December 2013, he signed a rookie contract with the Sydney Sixers for the 2013–14 Big Bash League season.[2]

In January 2014, he dismissed Uganda's top five and eventually finished with career best figures of 6 for 19 in 10 overs as Uganda lost 10 for 52 to be all out for 105 in 35.5 overs in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

He made his One Day International debut for Papua New Guinea on 8 November 2014 against Hong Kong in Australia.[3] He made his Twenty20 International debut for Papua New Guinea against Ireland in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament on 15 July 2015.[4]

In March 2018, at the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier 9th/10th place playoff against Hong Kong in what was the 4,000th ODI to be played, Amini took 4 wickets for 27 runs. He had also scored 21 runs in Papua New Guinea's innings, earning the player of the match award. This was also Papua New Guinea's final One Day International before losing their ODI status.[5]

In August 2018, he was named as the vice-captain of Papua New Guinea's squad for Group A of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament.[6] In March 2019, he was named as the vice-captain of Papua New Guinea's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament.[7] The following month, he was named vice-captain of Papua New Guinea's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[8] He was named as one of the six players to watch during the tournament.[9]

In June 2019, he was selected to represent the Papua New Guinea cricket team in the men's tournament at the 2019 Pacific Games.[10] In September 2019, he was named as the vice-captain of Papua New Guinea's squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Amini who hails from a family with deep cricketing roots. His grandfather, Brian and father Charles, both captained Papua New Guinea's senior side while his brother Chris was also a Papua New Guinea senior and Under-19 captain.

His mother Kune led the Papua New Guinea women's team as well. His aunt, Cheryl Amini also played for the women's national team.[12]


  1. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played by Charles Amini". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  2. ^ Conn, Malcolm (2 November 2013). "Sydney Sixers sign rookie from Papua New Guinea, inspired by Shane Warne". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Papua New Guinea v Hong Kong at Townsville, Nov 8, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 23rd Match, Group A: Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Belfast, Jul 15, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Norman Vanua, Charles Amini help PNG defend 200". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Squads and fixtures announced for 2020 ICC World T20 - EAP Group 'A' 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Squads and Fixtures Announced for 2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup EAP Final 2019". Cricket Philippines. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Barras on a mission". The National (Papua New Guinea). Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Six players to watch out for at WCL Division Two 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Athlete List for Samoa 2019 Pacific Games". Pacific Games Council. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Barras named for qualifiers". The National. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Charles Amini". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 January 2014.