Farveez Maharoof      

Full name Mohamed Farveez Maharoof

Born September 7, 1984, Colombo

Current age 32 years 135 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Cricket Coaching School, Delhi Daredevils, Lancashire, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Schools XI, Sri Lanka Under-15s, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Wayamba, Wesley College

Also known as Fara

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Mohamed Farveez Maharoof
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 22 34 4 556 72 18.53 1404 39.60 0 3 67 3 7 0
ODIs 109 75 18 1113 69* 19.52 1294 86.01 0 2 89 25 26 0
T20Is 8 5 1 33 13* 8.25 43 76.74 0 0 0 1 2 0
First-class 103 149 18 3545 118 27.06 6726 52.70 7 15 79 0
List A 220 165 34 3218 112 24.56 3938 81.71 2 12 56 0
Twenty20 91 68 20 861 55* 17.93 721 119.41 0 1 59 33 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 35 2940 1631 25 4/52 5/122 65.24 3.32 117.6 1 0 0
ODIs 109 105 4640 3789 135 6/14 6/14 28.06 4.89 34.3 4 2 0
T20Is 8 8 162 199 7 2/18 2/18 28.42 7.37 23.1 0 0 0
First-class 103 10490 5557 168 7/73 33.07 3.17 62.4 7 2 0
List A 220 8678 6988 249 6/14 6/14 28.06 4.83 34.8 7 4 0
Twenty20 91 84 1656 2029 88 3/21 3/21 23.05 7.35 18.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, May 6-8, 2004 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Apr 25, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 29, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Jan 6-8, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 29, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Police Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8, 3/49, 27* Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 6 Jan 2017 FC
4, 2/12, 8* Nondescripts v Galle CC Colombo (NCC) 28 Dec 2016 FC
59, 0/5 Nondescripts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 15 Dec 2016 FC
30, 0/29, 6, 0/16 Nondescripts v Chilaw Colombo (NCC) 9 Dec 2016 FC
67, 2/15, 2/17 Nondescripts v Bloomfield Colombo (NCC) 3 Dec 2016 FC
10, 0/26 Sri Lanka v England Southampton 5 Jul 2016 T20I # 561
0/58 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 29 Jun 2016 ODI # 3757
9 Sri Lanka v England Bristol 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3755
2, 0/47 Sri Lanka v England Birmingham 24 Jun 2016 ODI # 3753
31*, 1/59 Sri Lanka v England Nottingham 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3751
Profile

Farveez Maharoof is a young fast-bowling allrounder of exciting potential, and bowls lively seamers from an upright, open-chested action. Sri Lanka's selectors, impressed by his performances as under-19 captain, fast-tracked him into the national squad for the Zimbabwe tour as they looked towards the future. Faced with a weak opposition, Maharoof picked up a bunch of wickets, but then came up against better competitors during the Asia Cup. He performed reasonably well, and made a mark with his swinging deliveries when South Africa came visiting. He had worked his way up through the representative ranks, playing for Sri Lanka under-15, under-17 and under-19, and led the under-19 team on four tours, including the 2004 Youth World Cup in Bangladesh. He enjoyed a prolific school career for Wesley College, with a highest score of 243 and best bowling figures of 8 for 20. Opportunities in the Test team have been limited but in the one-day side he has started to cement a permanent spot. A mean display during the ICC Champions Trophy in England, when he exploited the end-of-summer conditions expertly, suggested he could be especially useful when Sri Lanka play in seamer-friendly conditions. His batting has taken longer to click for the senior team but his talent is obvious and a middle-order position for the under-19 team suggests that with time he has the raw ingredients to become one of Sri Lanka's finest allrounders. Most importantly, he has also indicated that he is comfortable under pressure, the traditional Achilles Heel of Sri Lanka's recent fast bowling allrounders. A useful series with bat and ball against Pakistan in early 2006 suggested he was ready to push on, but his bowling failed to impress on the tour of England - in conditions that should have suited him. Then came an astonishing display at the Champions Trophy in India when his 6 for 14 skittled West Indies for 80. He performed creditably with bat and ball for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL's first season. A regular in the one-day side, he's yet to cement his place in the Test side.
Charlie Austin December 2008

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Jul 5, 2016

Farveez Maharoof dives to make his ground, England v Sri Lanka, only T20I, Southampton, July 5, 2016

Farveez Maharoof dives to make his ground

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Jun 21, 2016

Farveez Maharoof struck some useful blows, England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge, June 21, 2016

Farveez Maharoof struck some useful blows

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Jun 18, 2016

Farveez Maharoof is congratulated by his team-mates, Ireland v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Malahide, June 18, 2016

Farveez Maharoof is congratulated by his team-mates

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Plate: Badureliya v Moors at Colombo (Burgher) - Jan 20-22
Badureliya 183/5 (56 ov)
Plate: Bloomfield v Burgher at Panagoda - Jan 20-22
Bloomfield 206/4 (62.5 ov)
Super Eight: Chilaw v SL Army at Colombo (PSS) - Jan 20-23
Chilaw 189/7 (60.2 ov)
Plate: Galle CC v Saracens at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Jan 20-22
Galle CC 188/4 (59 ov)
KPCC v SL Air SC at Kaluthara - Jan 20-22
SL Air SC 186/3 (40 ov)
Kurunegala Y v SLPACC at Kurunegala - Jan 20-22
Kurunegala Y 9/0 (2 ov)
Lankan CC v SL Navy at Colombo (Moors) - Jan 20-22
Lankan CC 253/4 (61 ov)
Super Eight: Nondescripts v Ragama at Colombo (CCC) - Jan 20-23
Nondescripts 227/6 (53 ov)
Police SC v KTC at Hambantota - Jan 20-22
KTC 144/3 (58 ov)
Super Eight: Sinhalese v Colts at Katunayake - Jan 20-23
Sinhalese 203/5 (57.5 ov)
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Col CC at Colombo (Colts) - Jan 20-23
Tamil Union 273/5 (62 ov)
S Lanka U19 v Zim U19 at Paarl - Jan 20
Zim U19 75/3 (24/50 ov)
1st T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion
Jan 20, 2017 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
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