Azhar Ali is a Pakistani international cricketer. He is a right-hand batsman and an occasional leg-break bowler who has played for Lahore, Lahore Blues, Lahore Whites, Abbottabad, Khan Research Laboratories, Punjab and Huntly (Scotland) during his career. He made his Test debut for Pakistan against Australia in the first Test at Lord's in July 2010. Ali was drafted into the lineup for the Test series against Australia and England in July 2010. He made his debut against Australia in July, scoring 17 runs in his debut innings. In the second innings, he scored 42 as Pakistan lost the match by 150 runs. Ali retained his place in the Test squad for the series against South Africa in November 2010. He scored half centuries in both innings of the first Test, helping Pakistan avoid defeat. Azhar was picked in the both ODI and Test squad for the Sri Lankan tour in 2012. He was impressive in the ODIs by scoring 96 in the 2nd ODI and 81* in the 4th ODI. He finished the series as the leading run-scorer for Pakistan Azhar Ali made his 4th test hundred and finished on 157 in the 1st innings of the 2nd test at SSC. His crucial innings enabled him make into the Top-10 of ICC Test Rankings for the first time, as he joined Graeme Smith on 753 points.