From the current young crop of cricketers coming from England, Saqib Mahmood is a right-arm fast bowler plays for Lancashire County Cricket Club. Mahmood came to prominence while playing in the 2016 U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh where he was the third-highest wicket-taker in the competition. Saqib Mahmood was also named as the England Development Programme Cricketer of the year in 2015.
Located in Birmingham currently, Saqib's heritage is from Pakistan. Due to this, he was denied the chance to join the England Lions squad during their tour of India in January and February 2019, eventually being replaced by Tom Bailey. Earlier in his career, he joined Lancashire in 2015 in the English County Cricket Circuit. The ECB always kept an eye on him from afar as he proved himself on a regular basis. He prepared for 2017 by taking part in the ECB's specialist fast bowling training camp in Potchefstroom. Mahmood was also a surprise inclusion for the England Lions squad who travelled to Australia for The Ashes.
In April 2019, Mahmood became the first Lancashire bowler to take a five-wicket haul in successive List A matches. The biggest moment of his career came in September 2019 when he was named in England's Test and T20I squads for their series against New Zealand. He is one of the young pacers on whom England are relying to replace James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the long term.