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Azeem Rafiq      

Full name Azeem Rafiq

Born February 27, 1991, Pakistan

Current age 25 years 151 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 28 33 5 619 100 22.10 1175 52.68 1 2 67 3 11 0
List A 21 14 6 146 34* 18.25 169 86.39 0 0 8 3 7 0
Twenty20 68 29 18 138 21* 12.54 144 95.83 0 0 11 1 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 28 44 4211 2227 60 5/50 8/115 37.11 3.17 70.1 1 1 0
List A 21 18 732 644 21 5/30 5/30 30.66 5.27 34.8 0 1 0
Twenty20 68 68 1397 1703 73 3/15 3/15 23.32 7.31 19.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Sussex at Leeds, Jun 6-9, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval, Jul 11-14, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Sussex at Scarborough, Aug 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jul 24, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire at Nottingham, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, Jul 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/46 Yorkshire v Leics Leicester 24 Jul 2016 LA
2/21 Yorkshire v Northants Leeds 22 Jul 2016 T20
2/27 Yorkshire v Durham Leeds 20 Jul 2016 T20
1/21 Yorkshire v Notts Nottingham 15 Jul 2016 T20
1/46, 0*, 1/12 Yorkshire v Surrey The Oval 11 Jul 2016 FC
1/28 Yorkshire v Derbyshire Derby 10 Jul 2016 T20
1/21 Yorkshire v Warwickshire Leeds 8 Jul 2016 T20
0, 0/99, 8* Yorkshire v Middlesex Scarborough 3 Jul 2016 FC
6*, 1/20 Yorkshire v Lancashire Leeds 1 Jul 2016 T20
48, 3/60 Yorkshire v Pakistan A Leeds 26 Jun 2016 FC
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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Jul 20, 2016

Azeem Rafiq has been in solid form since his Yorkshire return, Yorkshire v Durham, NatWest Blast, Headingley, July 20, 2016

Azeem Rafiq has been in solid form since his Yorkshire return

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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

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Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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