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PLAYER BIO

Azhar Mahmood

  • Matches

    889
  • Runs

    18770
  • Wickets

    1379
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Azhar Mahmood
DOB 28 February 1975

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.


BATTING AVERAGES

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
Test 21 34 4 900 136* 30.00 1772 50.79 3 1 113 5
ODI 143 110 26 1521 67* 18.10 1988 76.50 0 3 119 24
T20 230 207 47 4091 106** 25.56 3023 135.32 2 18 383 138
F-C 176 274 32 7703 204** 31.83 0 9 42 0 0
List A 319 256 49 4555 101** 22.00 0 2 19 0 0

BOWLING AVERAGES

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Test 21 35 3015 1402 39 4/50 5/95 35.94 2.79 77.3 2 0 0
ODI 143 139 6242 4813 123 6/18 6/18 39.13 4.62 50.7 2 3 0
T20 230 229 4825 6143 258 5/24 5/24 23.81 7.63 18.7 3 1 0
F-C 176 0 29798 15337 611 8/61 - 25.10 3.08 48.7 0 27 3
List A 319 0 13952 10919 348 6/18 6/18 31.37 4.69 40.0 13 5 0

CAREER STATISTICS

Test debut Pakistan v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Oct 6-10, 1997
Last Test England v Pakistan at Manchester, May 31-Jun 4, 2001
ODI debut India v Pakistan at Toronto, Sep 16, 1996
Last ODI Ireland v Pakistan at Kingston, Mar 17, 2007
T20I debut -
Last T20I -
First-Class debut 1993/94
Last First-Class Kent v Essex at Canterbury, Aug 8-10, 2012
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Gloucestershire v Surrey at Lord's, Sep 19, 2015