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Aftab Habib      

Full name Aftab Habib

Born February 7, 1972, Reading, Berkshire

Current age 42 years 176 days

Major teams England, Berkshire, Canterbury, Essex, Leicestershire, Middlesex

Nickname Afie, Tabby, Inzy, Habiby

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Other Coach

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education Taunton School

Aftab Habib
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 0 26 19 8.66 140 18.57 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 159 241 29 8873 215 41.85 21 46 80 0
List A 168 148 26 3212 111 26.32 1 14 57 0
Twenty20 2 2 1 26 16* 26.00 15 173.33 0 0 1 2 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 159 106 80 1 1/10 80.00 4.52 106.0 0 0
List A 168 59 58 2 2/5 2/5 29.00 5.89 29.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jul 1-3, 1999 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 22-25, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1992
Last First-class Leicestershire v Glamorgan at Leicester, May 9-12, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1993
Last List A Leicestershire v Kent at Leicester, Sep 25, 2005 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Essex at Hove, Jun 21, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford, Jun 24, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
28 Berkshire v Cornwall Truro 19 Aug 2007 Other
6, 34* Berkshire v Dorset Basingstoke 5 Aug 2007 Other
18, 41* Berkshire v Wales MC Newbury 8 Jul 2007 Other
25 Berkshire v Cheshire Finchampstead 24 Jun 2007 Other
51, 22 Berkshire v Shropshire Bridgnorth 10 Jun 2007 Other
0 Berkshire v Devon Exmouth 6 May 2007 Other OD
10 Berkshire v Wales MC Thatcham 29 Apr 2007 Other OD
4 Leics v Glamorgan Leicester 9 May 2006 FC
Profile

With a game based on style, timing and immense powers of concentration, Habib, once rejected by Middlesex, became a heavy runscorer in the Leicestershire top order. Primarily a front-foot player with a fluent straight-drive, he can cut too and has the knack of succeeding when his team needs him most - his 114 in the decider at The Oval in 1998 helped Leicestershire win the Championship. Habib's two Tests for England, against New Zealand in 1999, exposed gaps in his technique (not to mention between bat and pad) and less-than-nifty footwork, but his domestic form remained prolific - and he has shone in his brief career with England A. And county coach Jack Birkenshaw continues to sing his praises whenever he gets the chance. However, he left at the end of 2001 for Essex to advance his career, where he averaged a lukewarm 38 in three seasons before being released in October 2004. After struggling to find another county he surprisingly agreed to return to Leicester although again found it tough to hold down a regular spot. He was slowly pushed aside by younger players and opted to retire at the end of the 2006 season. He was appointed Hong Kong's coach, on a three-year contract, in October 2007.
Cricinfo Staff October 2007

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Aug 1, 2008

Hong Kong players celebrate their victory over Afghanistan by hoisting their coach Aftab Habib on their shoulders. ACC Trophy Elite, 01.08.2008.<br> 
Photo courtesy of Peter Lim / Asian Cricket Council

Hong Kong players celebrate their victory over Afghanistan by hoisting their coach Aftab Habib on their shoulders. ACC Trophy Elite, 01.08.2008. Photo courtesy of Peter Lim / Asian Cricket Council

© HKCA

Jun 22, 2008

Aftab Habib, Hong Kong's coach, talks with captain Tabarak Dar, Karachi, June 22, 2008

Aftab Habib, Hong Kong's coach, talks with captain Tabarak Dar

© AFP

Sep 6, 2004

Aftab Habib

Aftab Habib

© Getty Images

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