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Azeem Rafiq      

Full name Azeem Rafiq

Born February 27, 1991, Pakistan

Current age 23 years 50 days

Major teams England Under-15s, England Under-17s, England Under-19s, Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Holgate School, Barnsley

Azeem Rafiq
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 24 28 3 549 100 21.96 1034 53.09 1 2 60 3 8 0
List A 20 14 6 146 34* 18.25 169 86.39 0 0 8 3 7 0
Twenty20 51 24 14 118 21* 11.80 123 95.93 0 0 9 1 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 24 38 3590 1900 54 5/50 8/115 35.18 3.17 66.4 1 1 0
List A 20 17 690 598 19 5/30 5/30 31.47 5.20 36.3 0 1 0
Twenty20 51 51 1044 1326 48 3/15 3/15 27.62 7.62 21.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Sussex at Leeds, Jun 6-9, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Aug 2-5, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Sussex at Scarborough, Aug 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton, Aug 15, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire at Nottingham, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jul 28, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/48, 0 Yorks 2nd XI v Notts 2nd XI Nottingham 14 Apr 2014 Other OD
4, 0/33 Yorks 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Cardiff 8 Apr 2014 Other OD
12 Yorkshire v Somerset Taunton 15 Aug 2013 LA
1 Yorks 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Gosforth 13 Aug 2013 Other
11 Yorks 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Gosforth 12 Aug 2013 Other OD
18, 1/36 Yorkshire v Leics Leicester 11 Aug 2013 LA
5, 5/30 Yorkshire v Bangladesh A Leeds 9 Aug 2013 LA
28, 0/4, 4 Yorkshire v Warwickshire Leeds 2 Aug 2013 FC
1/24, 12* Yorks 2nd XI v Warwcks 2nd Rugby 30 Jul 2013 Other OD
12, 0/15 Yorkshire v Leics Leicester 28 Jul 2013 T20
Profile

Offspinner Azeem Rafiq, who moved to England from Pakistan in 2001, played for England Under-15 and Under-17 sides, the latter as captain, as well as rising through the age groups at Yorkshire. However, the most significant honours came his way during the 2012 when he was named Yorkshire captain in the Friends Life t20, the first cricketer of Asian origin to take the role, and led Yorkshire to five wins from his six matches at the helm, handing over to Andrew Gale when the regular captain returned from injury with the side firmly on course to qualify for the quarter-finals. Gale was quick to praise the captaincy skills of his understudy, remarking that he admired his up-and-at-'em style and that he found himself on the same wavelength nine times out of ten.

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Aug 2, 2013

Azeem Rafiq added a half-century partnership with Gary Ballance, Yorkshire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Headingley, 1st day, August 2, 2013

Azeem Rafiq added a half-century partnership with Gary Ballance

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Oct 22, 2012

Azeem Rafiq takes the catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings v Yorkshire, Champions League T20, Durban, October 22, 2012

Azeem Rafiq takes the catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis

© AFP

Sep 13, 2012

Azeem Rafiq made his highest score of the season, Essex v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 3rd day, September, 13, 2012

Azeem Rafiq made his highest score of the season

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Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby
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Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street
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Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff
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Kent v Leics at Canterbury
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Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester
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Surrey v Essex at The Oval
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Yorkshire v Northants at Leeds
Apr 20-23, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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