Ajaz Patel      

Full name Ajaz Yunus Patel

Born October 21, 1988, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India

Current age 32 years 131 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland A, Central Districts, Central Districts A, New Zealand A

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Ajaz Yunus Patel
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 3 53 14 7.57 169 31.36 0 0 4 0 5 0
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 64 92 25 893 45 13.32 2417 36.94 0 0 120 7 45 0
List A 31 19 7 181 45 15.08 217 83.41 0 0 19 4 15 0
T20s 57 21 11 92 12* 9.20 94 97.87 0 0 5 3 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 14 1625 733 22 5/59 7/123 33.31 2.70 73.8 0 2 0
T20Is 2 2 36 45 1 1/27 1/27 45.00 7.50 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 64 114 14801 7772 242 6/48 11/265 32.11 3.15 61.1 7 18 3
List A 31 29 1525 1402 31 3/43 3/43 45.22 5.51 49.1 0 0 0
T20s 57 56 1171 1550 63 3/20 3/20 24.60 7.94 18.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Nov 16-19, 2018 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 21-24, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, 2018 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 2, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Wellington v Central Districts at Wellington, Dec 10-13, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Otago v Central Districts at Dunedin, Mar 10-13, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Dec 27, 2015 scorecard
Last List A Northern Districts v Central Districts at Hamilton, Feb 28, 2021 scorecard
T20s debut Central Districts v Wellington at Napier, Dec 7, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Central Districts v Canterbury at Auckland, Feb 11, 2021 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
45, 0/53 Central D v Northern Dis Hamilton 28 Feb 2021 LA
2/51, 1 Central D v Auckland Auckland 21 Feb 2021 LA
0*, 0/73 Central D v Auckland Auckland 19 Feb 2021 LA
1/31 Central D v Canterbury Auckland 11 Feb 2021 T20
1/24 Central D v Canterbury Napier 5 Feb 2021 T20
4, 0/37 Central D v Wellington Wellington 31 Jan 2021 T20
0/37, 7* Central D v Auckland Auckland 23 Jan 2021 T20
1/11 Central D v Otago New Plymouth 18 Jan 2021 T20
0/37 Central D v Canterbury Christchurch 10 Jan 2021 T20
3/34 Central D v Otago Dunedin 8 Jan 2021 T20
Profile

One minute, he was sitting down to eat dinner with nearly 30 of his closest family. The next, he was being told that he was on the Test squad to play for New Zealand. Meet Ajaz Patel, a left-arm spinner who was, like many before him, a fast bowler growing up.

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Mar 2, 2020

New Zealand with their spoils after the 2-0 win over India, New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, March 2, 2020

New Zealand with their spoils after the 2-0 win over India

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Aug 26, 2019

Ajaz Patel fist pumps after a wicket, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo (PSS), Day 5, August 26, 2019

Ajaz Patel fist pumps after a wicket

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Aug 24, 2019

Ajaz Patel celebrates after making a breakthrough, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, second Test, Colombo (PSS), Day 3, August 24, 2019

Ajaz Patel celebrates after making a breakthrough

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