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Azhar Mahmood

Azhar Mahmood

Age 49PakistanPAKISTAN
Right Handed All Rounder

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 Kings XI Punjab.
 

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Azhar Mahmood Statistics

Debut
Pakistan vs India on Sep 16, 1996
Last
Pakistan vs Ireland on Mar 17, 2007
Debut
Pakistan vs South Africa on Oct 06, 1997
Last
Pakistan vs England on May 31, 2001
Debut
Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Apr 20, 2012
Last
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals on May 16, 2015

Azhar Mahmood Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
14315213018.1076.50
Highest Runs67
Balls Faced50
On DateJan 25, 00
AgainstIndiaIND

Azhar Mahmood Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1431040.212339.1350.744.62
Wickets Taken6
Runs18
On DateOct 19, 99
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Azhar Mahmood Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
37012
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Azhar Mahmood Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
219001330.0050.79
Highest Runs136
Balls Faced215
On DateFeb 14, 98
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Azhar Mahmood Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
21502.33935.9477.302.79
Wickets Taken4
Runs50
On DateMay 17, 01
AgainstEnglandENG

Azhar Mahmood Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1401
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Azhar Mahmood Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
233882020.42128.05
Highest Runs80
Balls Faced44
On DateMay 18, 13
AgainstMumbai IndiansMI

Azhar Mahmood Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
2389.32924.1318.517.82
Wickets Taken3
Runs20
On DateMay 02, 12
AgainstRoyal Challengers BengaluruRCB

Azhar Mahmood Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
800
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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