Azhar Mahmood      

Full name Azhar Mahmood Sagar

Born February 28, 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab

Current age 39 years 49 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 312 249 49 4326 101* 21.63 2 17 93 0
Twenty20 197 182 38 3714 106* 25.79 2740 135.54 2 18 347 126 37 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 312 13634 10644 339 6/18 6/18 31.39 4.68 40.2 13 5 0
Twenty20 197 197 4115 5203 224 5/24 5/24 23.22 7.58 18.3 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 Brothers Union v Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity at Fatullah, Sep 26, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Dolphins v Lions at Durban, Jan 22, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/50, 0 Lions v Dolphins Durban 22 Jan 2014 T20
1/24, 3 Lions v Warriors East London 19 Jan 2014 T20
2/33, 15* Lions v Titans Potchefstroom 17 Jan 2014 T20
0/32, 7 Lions v Cape Cobras Paarl 15 Jan 2014 T20
27*, 0/16 Lions v Knights Bloemfontein 12 Jan 2014 T20
2/31, 13 Lions v Warriors Cape Town 5 Jan 2014 T20
1/21 Brothers v Khelaghar Fatullah 26 Sep 2013 LA
2/32 Brothers v Victoria SC Dhaka 20 Sep 2013 LA
33, 2/5 Brothers v Gazi Tank Savar (3) 15 Sep 2013 LA
14, 2/37 Tridents v Tallawahs Port of Spain 23 Aug 2013 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 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

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Apr 26, 2013

Azhar Mahmood took two wickets in his first over, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Kolkata, April 26, 2013

Azhar Mahmood took two wickets in his first over

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Only T20I: Pakistan v Australia at Dubai (DSC)
Oct 3, 2014 (20:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
1st ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi
Oct 5, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
2nd ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Sharjah
Oct 8, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi
Oct 10, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
Pakistan A v Australians at Sharjah
Oct 13-16, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
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