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Azhar Mahmood


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Azhar Mahmood

Full NameAzhar Mahmood Sagar

BornFebruary 28, 1975

Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

NationalityPakistan/British

RoleAll-rounder, Right-handed Batsman, Right arm fast Bowler

Relation(s)Ebba Mahmood (Spouse)

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
WG vs AL 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 52 0 13.00 3
AL vs IM 8 7 1 0 114.29 3.1 0 35 0 11.05 0
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 143 110 1521 1988 26 18.10 76.50 0 3 67 119 24 37 0
TESTs 21 34 900 1772 4 30.00 50.79 3 1 136 113 5 14 0
T20s 230 207 4091 3023 47 25.56 135.32 2 18 106 383 138 45 0
LISTAs 319 256 4555 0 49 22.00 2 19 101 0 0 95 0
FIRSTCLASS 176 274 7703 0 32 31.83 9 42 204 0 0 142 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 143 139 1040.2 4813 123 39.13 4.62 6/18 3 0
TESTs 21 35 502.3 1402 39 35.94 2.79 5/95 0 0
T20s 230 229 804.1 6143 258 23.81 7.63 5/24 1 0
LISTAs 319 0 2325.2 10919 348 31.37 4.69 6/18 5 0
FIRSTCLASS 176 0 4966.2 15337 611 25.10 3.08 0 27 3
ABOUT

Azhar Mahmood Biography


Azhar Mahmood Sagar is a Pakistani Cricketer born on 28th February, 1975 at Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He is a right-handed batsman and right arm fast bowler. He played for Islamabad, Pakistan, Kings XI Punjab. In 2011, Azhar became a British citizen.


Background


As a teenager, Azhar was mentored by Irfan Bhatti, a former Pakistani Cricketer.


Azhar made his first-class debut for Islamabad in the 1993-94 season. He also made his debut for List A debut in 1993-94 season. His fine performances for the team helped him gain a place in the National team.


Debut


Azhar made his ODI debut for Pakistan against India at Toronto in 1996. He did not pick any wicket in the match. He scored 6 runs in the losing cause, as India won by 8 wickets.


He made his Test debut for Pakistan against South Africa in 1997 at Rawalpindi. Azhar announced himself to the world Cricket. Azhar scored an unbeaten 128 against a strong South Africa bowling attack. He also scored 50 runs in the 2nd innings. He picked up 2 wickets in the match.


Rise to Glory


After joining the Pakistan team as a bowler, he impressed everyone with his power hitting with the bat.


In 1999, he also managed to pick back to back 5 wicket hauls against West Indies and Sri Lanka at Sharjah.


He was part of the Pakistan team that went to the final of the 1999 World Cup. He also played in the 2003 World Cup.


Low Points


His poor performances saw him get dropped from the team before getting a call in 2007 for ODI series against South Africa.


He was dropped from the World Cup in 2007 but he replaced Abdul Razzaq who suffered from a knee injury. He did not play any match for Pakistan who got eliminated in the group stage itself.


Club Career


Azhar played for Surrey in the County Championships from 2002 to 2007 before signing a 2-year contract with Kent. He played for Kings XI Punjab in the 2012 IPL and in 2015 he was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement for James Neesham. He also represented Sydney Thunder in the 2013 Big Bash League.


Retirement


In 2011, he got British citizenship, meaning he was no longer eligible to represent Pakistan.

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