Full name Mohammad Azharullah
Born December 25, 1983, Burewala, Punjab
Current age 31 years 219 days
Major teams Multan Region, Multan Tigers, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Quetta Bears, Water and Power Development Authority
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Karachi Region Whites v Multan Region at Karachi, Dec 15-18, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Northamptonshire at Manchester, Jun 29-Jul 2, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited v Water and Power Development Authority at Hyderabad (Sind), Apr 3, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Derbyshire v Northamptonshire at Derby, Jul 31, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lahore Eagles v Multan Tigers at Lahore, Apr 28, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Jul 22, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 0/22||Northants||v Derbyshire||Derby||31 Jul 2015||LA|
|2/57, 1||Northants||v Surrey||The Oval||27 Jul 2015||LA|
|3/80, 8||Northants||v Durham||Northampton||25 Jul 2015||LA|
|1/24||Northants||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||22 Jul 2015||T20|
|1/31||Northants||v Yorkshire||Northampton||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|0/26||Northants||v Leics||Northampton||12 Jul 2015||T20|
|1/24||Northants||v Derbyshire||Chesterfield||5 Jul 2015||T20|
|12*, 2/57, 0/33||Northants||v Lancashire||Manchester||29 Jun 2015||FC|
|1/22||Northants||v Notts||Nottingham||27 Jun 2015||T20|
|1/39||Northants||v Worcs||Worcester||26 Jun 2015||T20|
Mohammad Azharullah was extolled as one of the surprise stars of 2013 on England's professional circuit. A fast-medium bowler, hailing from Peshawar, he emerged from a lengthy grounding in league cricket to set the county scene alight. Azhar's wicket-taking knack was particularly notable in the Friends Life t20, where he finished as the competition's top wicket-taker by a distance, with 27 victims at an average of 12.6. A player few had heard of was voted at the end of the season as Northants' T20 Players' Player of the Year and he was also PCA national award.
Azharullah had also built a solid first-class record in Pakistan - 190 wickets at 26 apiece - when Northants signed him as a non-overseas player, on account of his UK passport. He was recommended to the county by their all-rounder, James Middlebrook. T20 wickets were a little harder to find in the NatWest Blast in 2014 but he turned in a stalwart stint in the Championship, bowling 462.1 overs - both himself and Andrew Hall bowled twice as many overs as anybody else - as Northants proved to be thr whipping boys of the First Division.
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