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Azhar Mahmood

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Pakistan, Hyderabad Heroes, Lahore Badshahs, Auckland, Habib Bank Limited, Islamabad Leopards, Islamabad, Kent, MCC, Pakistan A, PCB Blues, Pakistan Inv XI, Pakistan International Airlines, Rawalpindi, Surrey, United Bank, Punjab, Cape Cobras, Pakistan Under-19, Highveld Lions, Sydney Thunder, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Wayamba United, Barbados Tridents, Brothers Union
Roles played:
AllRounder
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
February 28, 1975, Rawalpindi,Punjab

Profile

Coming to the Pakistan national Test team as a medium pacer, Azhar Mahmood surprised everybody with his batting prowess when he scored an unbeaten century and half century against South Africa in 1997. He went on to torture the Proteas further, scoring two more centuries and did enough to cement his position in the team.

In an ODI game, his lower middle-order batting prowess came to the fore when he would usually bunt the ball around the park and help bolster his team’s score. In the bowling department, he was not like most Pakistani bowlers who were renowned for their ability to swing and reverse swing the ball. Mahmood was more of an English-style seam bowler who would chip in with regular wickets whenever needed. A hard-worker and an interesting player to watch, he had the ability to turn matches on their head with his brave exploits on the field. Mahmood was dropped from the team post 2005 for a while and then recalled in early 2007 for the ODI series against South Africa. It wasn’t a very memorable series for him and he was subsequently left out of the 2007 World Cup squad in the West Indies. An injury to all-rounder Abdul Razzaq granted him yet another call back to the squad but unfortunately, he did not get a game in the series. Pakistan exited the tournament prematurely and this led to his axing one more time.

In the English domestic circuit, he plied his trade for Surrey. Mahmood applied for British citizenship after marrying an Englishwoman and in late 2007, signed a two-year deal to play with Kent and has since been regarded as an English-qualified player. In 2012, Mahmood became the first player from Pakistan to feature in IPL season five due to his English citizenship, as he was bought by the Punjab.
 


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 21 34 900 4 30 50.79 3 1 136
ODI 143 110 1521 26 18.10 76.50 0 3 67
IPL 22 20 382 2 21.22 129.05 0 2 80
CLT20 3 3 81 1 40.5 112.5 0 1 51*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 21 35 3015 1402 39 4/50 / 35.94 2.79 2 0 0 57
ODI 143 139 6242 4813 123 6/18 / 39.13 4.62 2 3 0 274
IPL 22 22 519 659 29 3/20 / 22.72 7.61 0 0 0 13
CLT20 3 3 72 72 4 3/16 / 18 6 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 14 0 1
ODI 37 0 12
IPL 8 0 0
CLT20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
1997-2001
 
ODI:
1996-2007
 
IPL:
2012-2013
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs South Africa at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi - Oct 06, 1997
Last played:
Pakistan Vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester - May 31, 2001
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs India at Cricket Skating and Curling Club, Toronto - Sep 16, 1996
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Ireland at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Mar 17, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Punjab Vs Bangalore at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Apr 20, 2012
Last played:
Punjab Vs Mumbai at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala - May 18, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Auckland Vs Kolkata at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 15, 2012
Last played:
Auckland Vs Perth Scorchers at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
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