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Bilal Shafayat

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Full Name: Bilal Mustapha Shafayat
Born: July 10 1984 , Nottingham
Other teams: Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Pakistan Customs, England U19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Former England Under-19 captain Shafayat was the first graduate of the Nottinghamshire Academy, impressing observers with his timing and fluent strokeplay. As a precocious 17-year-old he marked his Notts debut in 2001 with an assured 75 against Middlesex and averaged nearly 40 after his first three matches. However, he failed to live up to expectation and, having averaged just over 30, he left Notts to join Northamptonshire in 2005. He spent just two commendable rather than prolific summers at Wantage Road, falling short of 1,000 County Championship runs in both, before returning to Not...

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