Full Name

Azhar Mahmood Sagar


February 28, 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab


48y 217d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder

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

Azhar Mahmood Career Stats


List A319-13952109193486/186/1831.374.6940.01350

Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Azhar Mahmood

Lions vs Giants--0/5221-Jan-2022Al AmeratOTHERT20
Lions vs Maharajas8*0/3520-Jan-2022Al AmeratOTHERT20
Surrey vs Kent--1/3029-Jul-2016The OvalT20
Surrey vs Sussex--1/2822-Jul-2016The OvalT20
Surrey vs Middlesex3*1/4321-Jul-2016Lord'sT20

Photos of Azhar Mahmood

Azhar Mahmood takes part in a pre-match preparation
Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood addresses the media ahead of their match against England
Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood presents Shaheen Shah Afridi with his Pakistan cap
Mickey Arthur and Azhar Mahmood at Edgbaston
HRH the Prince of Wales, with Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara, Azhar Mahmood and Jonathan Trott, at the Champions Trophy launch
Azhar Mahmood was forced to retire hurt