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Azhar Mahmood      

Full name Azhar Mahmood Sagar

Born February 28, 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab

Current age 41 years 215 days

Major teams Pakistan, Auckland, Barbados Tridents, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Islamabad Cricket Association, Kent, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, 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 319 256 49 4555 101* 22.00 2 19 95 0
Twenty20 230 207 47 4091 106* 25.56 3023 135.32 2 18 383 138 45 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 319 13952 10919 348 6/18 6/18 31.37 4.69 40.0 13 5 0
Twenty20 230 229 4825 6143 258 5/24 5/24 23.81 7.63 18.7 3 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 Gloucestershire v Surrey at Lord's, Sep 19, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/30 Surrey v Kent The Oval 29 Jul 2016 T20
1/28 Surrey v Sussex The Oval 22 Jul 2016 T20
3*, 1/43 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 21 Jul 2016 T20
0* Surrey v Glamorgan The Oval 26 May 2016 T20
42, 4/38 Surrey v Essex Chelmsford 20 May 2016 T20
8, 4/20 Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Purley 17 May 2016 Other T20
1/33, 11 Surr 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Purley 16 May 2016 Other T20
0/25, 1 Surr 2nd XI v MCC YC High Wycombe 12 May 2016 Other T20
0/35, 12* Islamabad Un v Qalandars Dubai (DSC) 17 Feb 2016 T20
1/22, 2* Islamabad Un v Karachi Kngs Sharjah 14 Feb 2016 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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May 26, 2016

Azhar Mahmood was forced to retire hurt, Surrey v Glamorgan, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Kia Oval, May 26, 2016

Azhar Mahmood was forced to retire hurt

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Oct 19, 2015

Graeme Swann, Graeme Smith, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Michael Vaughan and Azhar Mahmood at a MCL promotional event, Dubai, October 19, 2015

Graeme Swann, Graeme Smith, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Michael Vaughan and Azhar Mahmood at a MCL promotional event

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Sep 19, 2015

Azhar Mahmood was stumped for 5, Gloucestershire v Surrey, Royal London Cup final, Lord's, September 19, 2015

Azhar Mahmood was stumped for 5

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Results
Gujarat v Punjab at Indore - Mar 31, 2013
Gujarat won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Baroda v Karnataka at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Baroda won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Delhi v Vidarbha at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Vidarbha won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Punjab v U. Pradesh at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Punjab won by 51 runs
Gujarat v Kerala at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Gujarat won by 90 runs
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