Azhar Mahmood      

Full name Azhar Mahmood Sagar

Born February 28, 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab

Current age 40 years 127 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 318 255 49 4550 101* 22.08 2 19 94 0
Twenty20 220 200 43 3996 106* 25.45 2953 135.32 2 18 374 135 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 220 220 4617 5855 245 5/24 5/24 23.89 7.60 18.8 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 Middlesex at The Oval, Jul 3, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/9 Surrey v Middlesex The Oval 3 Jul 2015 T20
0/32, 22* Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 1 Jul 2015 T20
8, 3/14 Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 26 Jun 2015 T20
1/45, 9* Surr 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Purley 16 Jun 2015 Other T20
0/7 Surrey v Sussex Arundel 14 Jun 2015 T20
2/20, 18 Surr 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Horsham 8 Jun 2015 Other T20
20, 0/33 Surrey v Essex The Oval 5 Jun 2015 T20
1/49, 18 Surrey v Kent Beckenham 29 May 2015 T20
0/41, 6 KKR v Royals Mumbai (BS) 16 May 2015 T20
1/38, 16 Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 23 Aug 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 3, 2015

Azhar Mahmood's last-ball six clinched victory for Surrey, Surrey v Gloucestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Kia Oval, July 1, 2015

Azhar Mahmood's last-ball six clinched victory for Surrey

© PA Photos

May 16, 2015

Azhar Mahmood removes the bails to run Ajinkya Rahane out, Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Mumbai, May 16, 2015

Azhar Mahmood removes the bails to run Ajinkya Rahane out

© BCCI

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 3-7
Sri Lanka 278 & 228/5 (69.4 ov) Pakistan 215
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla
Jul 11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele
Jul 15, 2015 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Jul 19, 2015 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
4th ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Jul 22, 2015 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
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