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Sajid Mahmood

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Full Name: Sajid Iqbal Mahmood
Born: December 21 1981 , Bolton
County: Essex
Other teams: Lancashire, England, England A, England Lions
Test debut: England v Sri Lanka, Lord's, May 11-15 2006
ODI debut: England v New Zealand, Bristol, July 4 2004
T20 debut: England v Sri Lanka, Southampton, June 15 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast


A natural athlete possessing a wonderfully languid action and blessed with considerable pace, Mahmood was picked up by Lancashire in 2002 after impressing with the ball in the Bolton Leagues. An England one-day call-up followed as soon as 2004 and two years later he picked up five wickets on Test debut against Sri Lanka. A well-disguised slower ball is among his main weapons but Mahmood admits a lack of consistency has been his biggest weakness, and it is this issue that has hampered his career at the highest level. The last of the seamer’s 38 international appearances to date came in a one...

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