Ajmal Shahzad is an aggressive opening bowler and handy lower-order batsman who has been on the fringes of the England side for some time.
He became the first British-born Asian to play for Yorkshire, in 2004, when he featured in a totesport league match against Worcestershire.
After establishing himself in the White Rose side with an array of impressive performances in all formats, Shahzad made his England debut in 2010 against Bangladesh, claiming four wickets on debut before taking five scalps in two one-day internationals against the same opposition.
He was an unused member of Andrew Strauss’ squad during the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, 2010/11 Ashes and 2011 World Cup.
In May 2012, Shahzad surprised many by joining Lancashire on loan for the remainder of the domestic season, having been given permission to leave Headingley Carnegie.
He became the first player in 10 years to switch between the Roses rivals.