Matches (18)
IND v AUS (1)
PAK v ENG (1)
UAE v BAN (1)
CPL (2)
WI-W v NZ-W (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
Road Safety (2)
WT20 WC QLF (4)
RHF Trophy (1)
Legends League (1)
ENG-W v IND-W (1)
Duleep Trophy (1)
NZ-A in IND (1)

Full Name

Ajaz Yunus Patel

Born

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

Age

33y 339d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

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.

It wasn't until he was in his twenties that he realised he needed to make a change. "Being 5 foot 6 wasn't quite going to cut it at the next level." Dabbling with it in a club game, he realised it might even be fun to bowl spin and the rest, as it turned out, was history. On October 31, 2018 - at the age of 30 - Ajaz opened the bowling for New Zealand in a T20I against Pakistan. Exactly like his coach Dipak Patel did in the 1992 World Cup. Clearly, it was kismet.

Ajaz's rise to international cricket was built on repeated success at domestic level. He was the highest wicket-taker in first-class cricket for three years running before he got the call from selector Gavin Larsen in July 2018. In fact, he had played an immense part in Central Stags winning the title that year with 48 wickets at 21.52. Having emigrated with his family from Mumbai in 1996, he became the fifth Indian-origin cricketer to play for New Zealand since Ted Badcock, Tom Puna, Ish Sodhi and his buddy from school Jeet Raval.

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1221249511894310/11914/22527.652.8558.0131
T20I77156118114/164/1610.724.5314.1100
FC7713617549906828310/11914/22532.043.1062.09204
List A323015731428333/433/4343.275.4447.6000
T20686713811781754/164/1623.747.7318.4100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1217791209.1026833.95009060
T20I720743.501450.00000000
FC771092910985213.72285438.47011468520
List A321971814515.0821783.4100194170
T2068261211812*8.4212296.720073120
Ajaz Yunus Patel
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Test
T20I
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Glamorgan vs Derbyshire--5/68 & 1/7120-Sep-2022CardiffFC
Glamorgan vs Middlesex36 & 93/68 & 0/2012-Sep-2022Lord'sFC
Glamorgan vs WORCS101/8205-Sep-2022CardiffFC
New Zealand vs England7 & 40/2202-Jun-2022Lord'sTest # 2464
N Zealanders vs FCC XI36* & 10*3/32 & 2/5526-May-2022ChelmsfordOTHER
Photos
Ajaz Patel claimed a five-wicket haul for Glamorgan
Ajaz Patel and Tom Latham take the field
Cam Fletcher and Ajaz Patel head out to bat
न्यूज़ीलैंड के ख़िलाफ़ कानपुर टेस्ट के दौरान दो अन्य ब्रॉडकास्टिंग दोस्तों के साथ श्रीनिवासन, तक़ी और उमेश
Ajaz Patel poses with his special trophy, awarded for achieving the Perfect Ten
R Ashwin presents Ajaz Patel with a jersey signed by the members of the Indian team