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Azeem Rafiq

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Full Name: Azeem Rafiq
Born: February 27 1991 , Pakistan
Other teams: Yorkshire, England Under-19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin


A highly-rated off-spinner and capable lower-order batsman, Rafiq moved to Yorkshire from Pakistan in 2001 and represented England at Under-15 and Under-19 level, skippering the latter. Rafiq had inadvertently hit the headlines in 2008 when he made his senior county debut in the Twenty20 Cup versus Nottinghamshire as an unregistered player and Yorkshire were subsequently disqualified from that year’s competition. Due to the form of Adil Rashid, Rafiq initially had limited opportunities in the Yorkshire first team. However, when the White Rose choose to adopt two spinners in limited-ove...

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