Full Name

Mohammad Azharullah

Born

December 25, 1983, Burewala, Punjab

Age

37y 270d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Mohammad Azharullah was extolled as one of the surprise stars of 2013 on England's professional circuit. A fast-medium bowler, hailing from Peshawar, he emerged from a lengthy grounding in league cricket to set the county scene alight. Azhar's wicket-taking knack was particularly notable in Twenty20 cricket, where he finished as the competition's top wicket-taker by a distance, with 27 victims at an average of 12.6. A player few had heard of was voted at the end of the season as Northants' T20 Players' Player of the Year and he was also PCA national award. County professionals soon came to respect him as a tough competitor, especially bowling at the death.

Azharullah had also built a solid first-class record in Pakistan - 190 wickets at 26 apiece - when Northants signed him as a non-overseas player, on account of his UK passport. He was recommended to the county by their all-rounder, James Middlebrook, who was aware of his good reputation in Yorkshire league cricket. T20 wickets were a little harder to find in the NatWest Blast in 2014 but he turned in a stalwart stint in the Championship, bowling 462.1 overs - both himself and Andrew Hall bowled twice as many overs as anybody else - as Northants proved to be the whipping boys of the First Division.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC11515678100058*12.8201260
List A7128139596.3319448.960070130
T20641312246*24.003568.570020100
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC11518870107453837/7428.053.4149.2010203
List A7131372969965/385/3830.925.6732.60430
T20646312541763714/144/1424.838.4317.60300

Photos


Azharullah celebrates after completing the final over
Azharullah took a return catch off Mark Stoneman
Muhammad Azharullah removed Gloucestershire's top three
Azharullah removed Joe Root lbw
Azharullah appeals unsuccessfully for a wicket
Azharullah celebrates the wicket of Azhar Mahmood