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Usman Afzaal

Key facts

Full Name: Usman Afzaal
Born: June 9 1977 , Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Other teams: Surrey, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, England
Test debut: England v Australia, Edgbaston, July 5-8 2001
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm spin

Biography

Afzaal’s Indian heritage is borne out in his strokeplay, which earned him three Test caps during the 2001 Ashes. His wristy batsmanship and efficient left-arm spin - he dismissed Adam Gilchrist with his third ball in Tests - were not enough to extend his international career although he toured India that winter. Afzaal had already played for England at under-15 and under-17 level before representing Nottinghamshire from 1995. He was released at the end of the 2003 campaign and joined Northamptonshire, averaging almost 60 in the county championship in his first season at Wantage Road. H...

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