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Azhar Mahmood

Key facts

Full Name: Azhar Mahmood Sagar
Born: February 28 1975 , Rawalpindi, Punjab
Country: Pakistan
County: Surrey
Other teams: Auckland, Barbados Tridents, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Islamabad Cricket Association, Kent, Kings XI Punjab, Lahore Badshahs, MCC, Pakistan International Airlines, Rawalpindi, United Bank Limited
Test debut: Pakistan v South Africa, Rawalpindi, Oct 6-10 1997
ODI debut: India v Pakistan, Toronto, Sep 16 1996
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium

Biography

A hard-hitting, seam-bowling all-rounder, Azhar has become a well-renowned Twenty20 specialist as he approaches the latter stages of an impressive career. His international career with Pakistan started superbly, hitting a trio of centuries in his first eight Tests, but despite some streetwise performances for his country, Azhar fell out of favour by 2001. He then made great strides in county cricket with Kent and Surrey, eventually earning a return to Pakistan colours following some fine performances at The Oval. However, he failed to impress and did not get a chance in his team's dismal 20...

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