Farveez Maharoof      

Full name Mohamed Farveez Maharoof

Born September 7, 1984, Colombo

Current age 29 years 320 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Cricket Coaching School, Delhi Daredevils, Lancashire, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Schools XI, Sri Lanka Under-15s, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Wayamba, Wesley College

Also known as Fara

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Mohamed Farveez Maharoof
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 22 34 4 556 72 18.53 1404 39.60 0 3 67 3 7 0
ODIs 104 71 17 1042 69* 19.29 1234 84.44 0 2 85 23 25 0
T20Is 7 4 1 23 13* 7.66 27 85.18 0 0 0 1 2 0
First-class 82 119 15 2892 118 27.80 5452 53.04 6 12 67 0
List A 202 155 33 3049 112 24.99 3755 81.19 2 12 49 0
Twenty20 82 61 17 755 55* 17.15 646 116.87 0 1 48 30 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 35 2940 1631 25 4/52 5/122 65.24 3.32 117.6 1 0 0
ODIs 104 101 4430 3565 133 6/14 6/14 26.80 4.82 33.3 4 2 0
T20Is 7 7 144 173 7 2/18 2/18 24.71 7.20 20.5 0 0 0
First-class 82 8634 4659 143 7/73 32.58 3.23 60.3 7 2 0
List A 202 8049 6479 221 6/14 6/14 29.31 4.82 36.4 7 2 0
Twenty20 82 76 1516 1867 79 3/21 3/21 23.63 7.38 19.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, May 6-8, 2004 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Apr 25, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 20, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v Sri Lanka at King City (NW), Oct 13, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Sinhalese Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Panagoda, Apr 3-6, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 28, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Police Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jul 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7, 0/24 Express v Rulers Colombo (SSC) 2 Jul 2014 T20
1/32, 42* Express v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 1 Jul 2014 T20
- Express v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 30 Jun 2014 T20
29 Express v Yaal Blazers Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 T20
10, 0/18 Express v Rulers Colombo (SSC) 27 Jun 2014 T20
0/10 Nondescripts v Sinhalese Panagoda 3 Apr 2014 FC
0/1, 75 Nondescripts v Ragama Colombo (Moors) 20 Mar 2014 FC
1/25, 0, 0/9, 15 Nondescripts v SLPACC Colombo (Bloomfield) 13 Mar 2014 FC
33, 0/9, 8* Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (Bloomfield) 6 Mar 2014 FC
51, 3/6, 12, 1/71 Nondescripts v SL Army Panagoda 28 Feb 2014 FC
Profile

Farveez Maharoof is a young fast-bowling allrounder of exciting potential, and bowls lively seamers from an upright, open-chested action. Sri Lanka's selectors, impressed by his performances as under-19 captain, fast-tracked him into the national squad for the Zimbabwe tour as they looked towards the future. Faced with a weak opposition, Maharoof picked up a bunch of wickets, but then came up against better competitors during the Asia Cup. He performed reasonably well, and made a mark with his swinging deliveries when South Africa came visiting. He had worked his way up through the representative ranks, playing for Sri Lanka under-15, under-17 and under-19, and led the under-19 team on four tours, including the 2004 Youth World Cup in Bangladesh. He enjoyed a prolific school career for Wesley College, with a highest score of 243 and best bowling figures of 8 for 20. Opportunities in the Test team have been limited but in the one-day side he has started to cement a permanent spot. A mean display during the ICC Champions Trophy in England, when he exploited the end-of-summer conditions expertly, suggested he could be especially useful when Sri Lanka play in seamer-friendly conditions. His batting has taken longer to click for the senior team but his talent is obvious and a middle-order position for the under-19 team suggests that with time he has the raw ingredients to become one of Sri Lanka's finest allrounders. Most importantly, he has also indicated that he is comfortable under pressure, the traditional Achilles Heel of Sri Lanka's recent fast bowling allrounders. A useful series with bat and ball against Pakistan in early 2006 suggested he was ready to push on, but his bowling failed to impress on the tour of England - in conditions that should have suited him. Then came an astonishing display at the Champions Trophy in India when his 6 for 14 skittled West Indies for 80. He performed creditably with bat and ball for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL's first season. A regular in the one-day side, he's yet to cement his place in the Test side.
Charlie Austin December 2008

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Jul 1, 2014

Farveez Maharoof was Man of the Match for his unbeaten 42 off 27, Western Troopers v Southern Express, SLC Super 4's T20 Tournament, Eliminator, Colombo, July 1, 2014

Farveez Maharoof was Man of the Match for his unbeaten 42 off 27

© SLC

Mar 8, 2012

Sri Lanka celebrate a wicket, Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 3rd final, Adelaide, March 8, 2012

Sri Lanka celebrate a wicket

© Getty Images

Mar 8, 2012

David Warner and Farveez Maharoof exchange words, Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 3rd final, Adelaide, March 8, 2012

David Warner and Farveez Maharoof exchange words

© AFP

Tournament Results
Dhaka v Chittagong at Dhaka - Feb 19, 2013
Dhaka won by 43 runs
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 18, 2013
Chittagong won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 17, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Chittagong v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 16, 2013
Chittagong won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Dhaka v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 15, 2013
Dhaka won by 4 runs
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