Full name Saqib Mahmood
Born February 25, 1997, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Current age 22 years 362 days
Major teams England, England Under-19s, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Lancashire Under-14s, Lancashire Under-15s, Lancashire Under-17s
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Education Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale
|Only ODI||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 9, 2020 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v England at Wellington, Nov 3, 2019 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Nov 10, 2019 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Hampshire v Lancashire at Southampton, Aug 4-7, 2016 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester, Sep 16-19, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester, Jun 5, 2016 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 9, 2020 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Lancashire v Derbyshire at Manchester, Jun 12, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20s||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Nov 10, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/17||England||v South Africa||Johannesburg||9 Feb 2020||ODI # 4242|
|0/39||England||v CSA Inv XI||Paarl||1 Feb 2020||Other OD|
|-||England||v CSA Inv XI||Paarl||31 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|1/20||England||v New Zealand||Auckland||10 Nov 2019||T20I # 1012|
|1/49, 3*||England||v New Zealand||Nelson||5 Nov 2019||T20I # 1001|
|1/46, 4||England||v New Zealand||Wellington||3 Nov 2019||T20I # 998|
|1/36||England XI||v NZ XI||Lincoln||29 Oct 2019||Other T20|
|0/35||England XI||v NZ XI||Lincoln||27 Oct 2019||Other T20|
|6, 1/63, 34, 1/23||Lancashire||v Middlesex||Manchester||16 Sep 2019||FC|
|3/45, 7, 0/4||Lancashire||v Derbyshire||Manchester||10 Sep 2019||FC|
Saqib Mahmood's powerful physique and impressive pace meant that the ECB have kept close tabs on him since his teenage years, and he earned a maiden England call-up after an impressive 2019 season for Lancashire. While able to move the new ball with conventional swing and seam movement, Mahmood stands out most when reversing the ball later in an innings, and has regularly been clocked at 90mph.
Born in Birmingham but raised in Rochdale, Mahmood played for England Under-19s as a 17-year-old and quickly became a regular, leading the attack with gusto in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016 - only two bowlers took more wickets in the competition.
While opportunities were often scarce for Lancashire, he remained in the ECB's thoughts, taking part in a fast-bowling camp in Potchefstroom to prepare for the 2017 summer before being named in the Lions squad to shadow the Ashes party in Australia the following winter.
A side strain meant he missed almost all of the 2018 summer, but he returned to Lions duty that winter, though visa hold-ups, caused in part by his Pakistani heritage, meant he missed the series against India A. He was player of the tournament in the 2019 One-Day Cup, leading the wicket-taking charts with 28, and his form across all formats meant a call-up to England's Test and T20 squads for the New Zealand tour in 2019-20.