Full name Raja Azeem Hafeez
Born July 29, 1963, Jhelum, Punjab
Current age 53 years 0 days
Major teams Pakistan, Allied Bank, Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Sep 14-19, 1983 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin, Feb 9-14, 1985 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Pakistan at Hyderabad (Deccan), Sep 10, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Pakistan at Melbourne, Mar 10, 1985 scorecard|
|First-class span||1982/83 - 1996/97|
|List A span||1982/83 - 1996/97|
A tall, strong left-arm fast bowler, was rushed into Test cricket regardless of his limited first-class experience, due to a shin injury to Pakistan's spearhead, Imran Khan. Azeem was born with two fingers missing on his right hand but despite his handicap, he performed commendably in the Test arena. His debut was against India in 1983-84 and on the subsequent tour of Australia, he bowled marathon spells, taking 19 wickets with five-wicket hauls at Adelaide and Perth. In the home series against India he took a marvelous 6 for 46 at Lahore on a lifeless
pitch. He then took 22 wickets in the six consecutive Tests against the Kiwis. He gave way to left-arm paceman, Wasim Akram. In the 18 Tests Azeem played, he took 63 wickets.
Umair Tariq and Abdul Rehman
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"