Azhar Ali

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Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Leg-Break Bowler

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Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to be able to confirm that Azhar Ali will be returning to the Cooper Associates County Ground in 2019.

The former Pakistan Captain will be available for selection for the duration of both the Specsavers County Championship and the Royal London One-Day Cup.

The 33-year-old, who recently announced his retirement from international white ball cricket, made a big impression both on and off the field for Somerset in 2018 and scored over 400 runs in seven Specsavers County Championship matches with a best of 125.
The top order batsman has an impressive record across Test, First Class and List A matches.

After agreeing to return to Somerset, Azhar Ali said: “I very much enjoyed my time with the Club this year and I am really pleased to be going back. Somerset is a special Club and it was a pleasure to play for them in 2018. There was a really good atmosphere in the dressing room and there are some very good players at the Club. The supporters were excellent, and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “We are delighted to have secured a player of Azhar’s quality and experience for the duration of the summer and having him available for all our Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures fits our needs perfectly.

“Azhar fitted in seamlessly during his time with us towards the back end of the 2018 season. Knowing the positive impact that he will have both on and off the field, alongside his availability all summer were key factors in wanting to secure him.

“Whilst he was here, he spent a lot of time working alongside the Second XI players and giving them the benefit of his experience. That is exactly the sort of support you want from your overseas signing and I can’t speak highly enough of him as a person.”

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2019

Batting
Games
9
Innings Batted
16
Runs Scored
344
Batting Average
24.57
Not Out
2
Fifties Scored
3
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
79
Balls Faced
723
Fours Scored
45
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
47.58
Bowling
Innings Bowled
1
Total Overs Bowled
2.0
Total Balls Bowled
12
Wickets Taken
0
Bowling Average
0
Economy Rate
0.00
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
3

Royal London One-Day Cup 2019

Batting
Games
11
Innings Batted
11
Runs Scored
451
Batting Average
41.00
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
2
Hundreds Scored
1
Highest Runs Scored
110
Balls Faced
564
Fours Scored
36
Sixes Scored
4
Strike Rate
79.96
Bowling
Innings Bowled
5
Total Overs Bowled
19.0
Total Balls Bowled
114
Wickets Taken
7
Bowling Average
19.43
Best Bowling
5 for 34
Economy Rate
7.16
Five Wickets
1
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
8

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2018

Batting
Games
7
Innings Batted
13
Runs Scored
402
Batting Average
33.50
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
2
Hundreds Scored
1
Highest Runs Scored
125
Balls Faced
765
Fours Scored
53
Sixes Scored
2
Strike Rate
52.55
Bowling
Innings Bowled
2
Total Overs Bowled
11.0
Total Balls Bowled
66
Wickets Taken
1
Bowling Average
20.00
Best Bowling
1 for 5
Economy Rate
1.82
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
2
Batting - First Class Matches
7
Batting - First Class Innings
13
Batting - First Class Not Outs
1
Batting - First Class Runs
402
Batting - First Class HS
125
Batting - First Class Average
33.50
Batting - First Class Fifties
2
Batting - First Class Hundreds
1
Fielding - First Class Catches
2
Bowling - First Class Overs
11
Bowling - First Class Maidens
3
Bowling - First Class Runs Conceded
20
Bowling - First Class Wickets
1
Bowling - First Class Best
1-5
Bowling - First Class Average
20

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