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Azhar Mahmood

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Full Name: Azhar Mahmood Sagar
Born: 28 February 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab
County: Kent
Other Teams: Islamabad Cricket Association, Pakistan International Airlines, Rawalpindi, United Bank Limited, Pakistan, Surrey
Test debut: Pakistan v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Oct 6-10, 1997
ODI debut: India v Pakistan at Toronto, Sep 16, 1996
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Azhar Mahmood had a successful first season at Canterbury after joining Kent from Surrey. He famously struck three centuries in his first eight Tests, but despite some streetwise performances for Pakistan, Mahmood fell out of favour by 2001. Mahmood first played for Surrey for a one-month spell in 2002 and returned as a full-time overseas player for the following three seasons. His explosive hitting has produced runs when Surrey have needed them and he has often been responsible for helping them to get out of precarious positions. His line-and-length seam bowling has been particularly...

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