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Azhar Ali

Azhar Ali

Born February 19, 1985
Lahore, Punjab
Age 31 Years, 6 Months, 11 Days
National Side Pakistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Leg break
Batting Rank Test - 17, ODI - 45
Bowling Rank Test - 100, ODI - NA
Teams Played Pakistan, Abbottabad Rhinos, Baluchistan, Khan Research Laboratories, Lahore, Lahore Blues, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Pakistan A, PCB Greens, Punjab Stallions, Punjab Pakistan, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Pakistan, Baluchistan Warriors, Lahore Qalandars
Man of the Match Test - 3, ODI - 1,
Career Span 2010 - 2016, 2011 - 2016,

Azhar Ali's entry into the Pakistan team was on the back of some strong performances in the domestic circuit. Following his prolific run-scoring seasons with Khan Research Laboratories and an impressive Pakistan A's tour of Australia, the youngster finally reaped rewards of his hard work when he was drafted into the national side following the exclusions of Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan in the Test series against Australia in 2010.

Azhar Ali OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 499263722226 v BAN10203551043.2740.86520
ODI 373731345102 v ZIM28128839.5574.5140

Bowling Performance

  IO MRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 1875530942/35 v SL0077.254.12112.50
ODI 1340023342/26 v ENG0058.255.8260.00

Azhar Ali AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Australia 4 8 1 431 109 2 2 37 / 0 61.57 44.89 5 0
Bangladesh 4 6 0 451 226 1 2 41 / 3 75.16 49.39 6 0
England 12 23 2 732 157 2 2 78 / 3 34.85 37.88 8 0
New Zealand 5 9 0 355 87 0 3 31 / 3 39.44 38.37 6 0
South Africa 7 14 1 422 90 0 4 44 / 0 32.46 33.86 3 0
Sri Lanka 12 22 2 995 157 5 3 81 / 1 49.75 43.09 15 0
West Indies 2 4 0 154 67 0 2 18 / 0 38.50 42.65 3 0
Zimbabwe 3 6 0 182 78 0 2 25 / 0 30.33 39.39 6 0
Total 49 92 6 3722 226 v BAN 10 20 355/10 45.26 41.19 52 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Australia 1 1 0 1 0 0/1 0 / 0 - 1.00 -
Bangladesh 2 7 1 34 0 0/8 0 / 0 - 4.85 -
England 5 21 0 111 0 0/7 0 / 0 - 5.28 -
New Zealand 2 11 1 31 1 1/23 0 / 0 31.00 2.81 66.00
South Africa 2 7 0 35 0 0/13 0 / 0 - 5.00 -
Sri Lanka 5 22 2 74 3 2/35 0 / 0 24.66 3.36 44.00
Zimbabwe 1 6 1 23 0 0/23 0 / 0 - 3.83 -
Total 18 75 5 309 4 2/35 v SL 0/0 7.95 3.73 15.71

ODI

Azhar Ali LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 30 55 2 2089 226 v BAN 5 10 223 / 6 39.41 42.35 37 0
Neutral 19 37 4 1633 157 v SL 5 10 132 / 4 49.48 39.10 15 0
Total 49 92 6 3722 226 v BAN 10 20 355/10 44.45 40.73 52 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 11 50 3 233 2 2/35 v SL 0 / 0 116.50 4.66 150.00
Neutral 7 25 2 76 2 1/4 v SL 0 / 0 38.00 3.04 75.00
Total 18 75 5 309 4 2/35 v SL 0/0 77.25 3.85 112.50

ODI

Azhar Ali YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2010 8 16 2 528 92* v ENG 0 5 62 / 0 37.71 38.70 3 0
2011 10 18 2 732 100 v SL 1 7 80 / 2 45.75 40.02 11 0
2012 6 10 0 551 157 v SL 3 1 42 / 1 55.10 41.08 1 0
2013 7 14 0 270 78 v ZIM 0 2 28 / 0 19.28 31.91 8 0
2014 8 16 1 770 109 v AUS 3 3 59 / 2 51.33 42.16 12 0
2015 6 10 0 576 226 v BAN 2 2 46 / 3 57.60 46.19 13 0
2016 4 8 1 295 139 v ENG 1 0 38 / 2 42.14 45.03 4 0
Total 49 92 6 3722 226 v BAN 10 20 355/10 44.13 40.73 52 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2010 1 1 0 9 0 0/9 v ENG 0 / 0 - 9.00 -
2011 3 10 2 35 1 1/4 v SL 0 / 0 35.00 3.50 60.00
2012 1 4 0 10 0 0/10 v SL 0 / 0 - 2.50 -
2013 2 7 0 35 0 0/13 v SA 0 / 0 - 5.00 -
2014 4 15 1 43 1 1/23 v NZ 0 / 0 43.00 2.86 90.00
2015 4 20 2 82 2 2/35 v SL 0 / 0 41.00 4.10 60.00
2016 3 18 0 95 0 0/21 v ENG 0 / 0 - 5.27 -
Total 18 75 5 309 4 2/35 v SL 0/0 17.00 4.60 30.00

ODI

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
49(113) & 30*(28) - v England Aug 11, 2016
139(293) & 38(75) 0/22 v England Aug 03, 2016
1(13) & 8(15) 0/52 & 0/21 v England Jul 22, 2016
7(43) & 23(75) - v England Jul 14, 2016
0(7) & 34(115) 0/7 v England Nov 01, 2015

AZHAR ALI's profile

Azhar Ali's entry into the Pakistan team was on the back of some strong performances in the domestic circuit. Following his prolific run-scoring seasons with Khan Research Laboratories and an impressive Pakistan A's tour of Australia, the youngster finally reaped rewards of his hard work when he was drafted into the national side following the exclusions of Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan in the Test series against Australia in 2010.

With a huge responsibility on his shoulders to emulate the stalwarts and come up with the goods, he made sure that the selectors weren't disappointed, scoring a half-century in arduous conditions in the fourth innings in just his second Test helping Pakistan achieve their first Test victory over Australia in 15 years, at Headingley.

He continued to impress with consistent performances on tours to England, UAE(vs South Africa) and New Zealand. For a player possessing immense concentration, one of his shortcomings were the inability to convert fifties into hundreds but soon he got into that groove and started scoring 'daddy' hundreds.

Two scores of 157 first against England in Dubai and then against Sri Lanka in Colombo and that too in difficult conditions impressed one and all and soon he became an integral part of the Pakistan Test batting line-up. His magnificent innings of 157 against England in the 3rd Test in Dubai was a perfect example of the determination and patience one must possess in order to become a top level Test player.

He had a bright start to his ODI career but soon inconsistencies started to creep in and he went out of favour. Patience personified, his greatest strength is his temperament. His ability to structure the innings along with developing crucial partnerships makes him a different player altogether in the league of upcoming youngsters who are naturally flamboyant.

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