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Ajmal Shahzad

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Full Name: Ajmal Shahzad
Born: July 27 1985 , Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Country: England
County: Sussex
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire
Test debut: England v Bangladesh, Old Trafford, June 4-6 2010
ODI debut: Bangladesh v England, Chittagong, March 5 2010
T20 debut: England v Pakistan, Dubai, Feb 20 2010
Batting Style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


Ajmal Shahzad is an aggressive opening bowler and capable lower-order batsman who has struggled to find consistency since leaving home county Yorkshire in 2012. He became the first British-born Asian to play for the White Rose, in 2004, when he featured in a totesport league match against Worcestershire. After establishing himself in the Tykes side with an array of impressive performances in all formats, Shahzad made his England debut during March 2010 in a one-day international against Bangladesh in Chittagong. His Test bow followed three months later versus the same opponents at...

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