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Aftab Habib

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Full Name: Aftab Habib
Born: February 7 1972 , Reading, Berkshire
County: Leicestershire
Other teams: England, Essex, Middlesex
Test debut: v New Zealand, 1999
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium Fast


Aftab Habib’s brutal and stylish batting helped him gain an England call-up back in 1999 after he topped 1,000 runs for the season. He made two Test appearances against New Zealand although he only managed to accrue 26 runs at an average of 8.66 and has not featured for England since. Unpeturbed he again reached 1,000 runs the following year but left Leicestershire, where he had won the County Championship in 1998, at the end of 2001. A disappointing spell at Essex followed and after three seasons with the county he was released in October 2004. It appeared Habib, who was once rejected...

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