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Zafar Ansari

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Full Name: Zafar Shahaan Ansari
Born: December 10 1991 , Ascot, Berkshire
County: Surrey
Other teams: Cambridge MCCU, England Under-19, Marylebone Cricket Club
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox


A talented slow-bowling all-rounder who played for England Under-19s in 2010 before breaking into Surrey’s limited-overs sides in 2011. The left-armer, playing for Cambridge MCCU, dismissed Surrey’s Kevin Pietersen at the start of the latter season en route to figures of 5-33 and, having been man of the match on his Friends Life t20 debut, went on to help the Lions win the Clydesdale Bank 40 that year. Ansari featured more regularly in all three formats in 2012, notably batting for five and a half hours on the last day of the LV= County Championship game at Edgbaston to earn a draw. ...

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