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Azhar Mahmood      

Full name Azhar Mahmood Sagar

Born February 28, 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab

Current age 39 years 296 days

Major teams Pakistan, Auckland, Barbados Tridents, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Islamabad Cricket Association, Kent, Kings XI Punjab, Lahore Badshahs, Marylebone Cricket Club, Pakistan International Airlines, Rawalpindi, Surrey, United Bank Limited

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Azhar Mahmood Sagar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 34 4 900 136 30.00 1772 50.79 3 1 113 5 14 0
ODIs 143 110 26 1521 67 18.10 1988 76.50 0 3 119 24 37 0
First-class 176 274 32 7703 204* 31.83 9 42 142 0
List A 318 255 49 4550 101* 22.08 2 19 94 0
Twenty20 213 195 42 3922 106* 25.63 2900 135.24 2 18 367 131 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 35 3015 1402 39 4/50 5/95 35.94 2.79 77.3 2 0 0
ODIs 143 139 6242 4813 123 6/18 6/18 39.13 4.62 50.7 2 3 0
First-class 176 29798 15337 611 8/61 25.10 3.08 48.7 27 3
List A 318 13892 10891 346 6/18 6/18 31.47 4.70 40.1 13 5 0
Twenty20 213 213 4483 5670 241 5/24 5/24 23.52 7.58 18.6 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Oct 6-10, 1997 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Manchester, May 31-Jun 4, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Pakistan at Toronto, Sep 16, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Pakistan at Kingston, Mar 17, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Kent v Essex at Canterbury, Aug 8-10, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Durham v Surrey at Chester-le-Street, Aug 14, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Warwickshire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/38, 16 Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
34, 2/39 Surrey v Durham Chester-le-Street 14 Aug 2014 LA
0/41, 3 Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 12 Aug 2014 LA
2/30, 40 Surrey v Sussex The Oval 6 Aug 2014 LA
2/63, 38 Surrey v Kent The Oval 5 Aug 2014 LA
1/32, 9 Surrey v Worcs The Oval 2 Aug 2014 T20
52, 0/34 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 31 Jul 2014 LA
57, 1/40 Surrey v Glamorgan Guildford 27 Jul 2014 LA
3/43, 1 Surrey v Kent Canterbury 25 Jul 2014 T20
2/18, 28 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 24 Jul 2014 T20
Profile

Azhar Mahmood is a mentally tough allrounder and belligerent batsman, who began his career with three Test centuries against South Africa. In one-day cricket he invariably raises the tempo in the lower middle-order. He is strong off his legs and relishes short bowling. But he pushes at the ball too firmly in defence, and is particularly vulnerable against legspin. In a team of reverse-swingers he is the only English-type seamer, virtuous in his pursuit of line and length. He is a useful fielder and, close in, he rarely misses an opportunity to enquire about the batsman's health. During a one-month stint as a Surrey overseas player in 2002 he took 8 for 61 against Lancashire, then turned out for them for two seasons full-time as Pakistan's mercurial lost faith in him for reasons that have never quite been made clear. He signed with Surrey again for 2005, and later applied for British citizenship after marrying his British wife. He signed for Kent in late 2007. He extended his contract with Kent for two years, at the end of the 2011 season. His Twenty20 hitting also earned him a call-up to the Auckland squad as their overseas pro for the 2011-12 HRV Cup.
Will Luke and Cricinfo Staff November 2011

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Jul 27, 2014

Rory Burns and Azhar Mahmood made half-centuries, Surrey v Glamorgan, Royal London Cup, Group B, Guildford, July 27, 2014

Rory Burns and Azhar Mahmood made half-centuries

© PA Photos

Jul 31, 2013

Azhar Mahmood celebrates exuberantly after taking a wicket, Essex v Surrey, FLt20 South Group, Chelmsford, July 31, 2013

Azhar Mahmood celebrates exuberantly after taking a wicket

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May 14, 2013

Azhar Mahmood strikes a powerful shot, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2013, Bangalore, May 14, 2013

Azhar Mahmood strikes a powerful shot

© BCCI

Tour Results
England v West Indies at Nottingham - Jun 24, 2012
England won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Leeds - Jun 22, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2012
England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Southampton - Jun 16, 2012
England won by 114 runs (D/L method)
Middlesex v West Indians at Lord's - Jun 13, 2012
West Indians won by 228 runs
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