Full name Tariq Mahmood
Born April 22, 1985, Gujranwala, Punjab
Current age 31 years 336 days
Major teams Abbottabad, Khan Research Laboratories, Sialkot Cricket Association
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||Allied Bank v Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan at Peshawar, Jan 12-15, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sialkot v Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at Sialkot, Nov 4-7, 2010 scorecard|
|List A debut||2001/02|
|Last List A||Sialkot Stallions v Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at Sialkot, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard|
|Only Twenty20||Multan Tigers v Sialkot Stallions at Lahore, Apr 27, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 0/74||Sialkot||v Sui Northern||Sialkot||4 Nov 2010||FC|
|0/30, 7, 3/32, 17||Sialkot||v ZTBL||Sialkot||29 Oct 2010||FC|
|5, 1/71, 33||Sialkot||v WAPDA||Sialkot||23 Oct 2010||FC|
|1/41, 1/29||Khan RL||v Lahore S||Lahore||3 Dec 2009||FC|
|32, 3/45||Khan RL||v Karachi W||Karachi||22 Oct 2009||FC|
|2/32, 11, 0/47||Sialkot||v Abbottabad||Sheikhupura||7 Feb 2009||FC|
|2/58, 38, 1/65||Sialkot||v Lahore Ravi||Sialkot||1 Feb 2009||FC|
|0/6, 4/26||Sialkot||v Quetta||Sialkot||14 Jan 2009||FC|
|3/53, 5||S Stallions||v Sui Northern||Sialkot||28 Mar 2008||LA|
|3/55||S Stallions||v Tigers||Sialkot||24 Mar 2008||LA|
An offspinner with a bowling action very similar to Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan, Mahmood was one of the star performers for Pakistan in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, where he finished the second-highest wicket-taker for his country (18 wickets) and third-highest overall. He took 3 for 34 in the final against West Indies which Pakistan won. However, he slipped off the radar two years later when his bowling action was reported. He was then sent to the National Cricket Academy with 14 other bowlers for remedial work. After being cleared, opportunities were limited in Sialkot and Mahmood spent the bulk of his time playing club cricket. His luck changed in 2009 when Khan Research Laboratories sought his services after their regular spinner Saeed Ajmal transferred to ZTBL.
Cricinfo Staff October 2009
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