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Azhar Mahmood
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Azhar Mahmood

Pakistan
Azhar Mahmood

INTL CAREER: 1996 - 2007

Full Name

Azhar Mahmood Sagar

Born

February 28, 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab

Age

46y 77d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2134490013630.00177250.79311135140
ODI1431102615216718.10198876.500311924370
FC176274327703204*31.839421420
List A319256494555101*22.00219950
T20230207474091106*25.563023135.32218383138450
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test213530151402394/505/9535.942.7977.30200
ODI143139624248131236/186/1839.134.6250.70230
FC17629798153376118/6125.103.0848.70273
List A31913952109193486/186/1831.374.6940.001350
T20230229482561432585/245/2423.817.6318.70310
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Surrey vs Kent--1/3029-Jul-2016The OvalT20
Surrey vs Sussex--1/2822-Jul-2016The OvalT20
Surrey vs Middlesex3*1/4321-Jul-2016Lord'sT20
Surrey vs Glamorgan0*--26-May-2016The OvalT20
Surrey vs Essex424/3820-May-2016ChelmsfordT20

Photos


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
Graeme Swann, Graeme Smith, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Michael Vaughan and Azhar Mahmood at a MCL promotional event