Azhar Ali, a former cricketer for Pakistan at the international level, was born in Urdu on February 19, 1985. He served as Pakistan’s national team captain in both Test and ODI cricket.

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Ali played in his first Pakistani Test match against Australia in July 2010 at Lord’s Stadium. Ali, a quick right-handed batter and occasional leg-break bowler scored 302 against the West Indies in October 2016 to become the first person ever to reach the century, double century, and triple century marks in a day and night test match.  When David Warner achieved an unbroken 335 in a day/night Test match in November 2019, he broke his previous record for the highest-ever individual score in an innings. 

Player Profile:

NameAzhar Ali
Born February 19, 1985
RoleTop order batter
BattingRight handed

Career Background:

In 2010, he came back to Scotland to play for the Huntly club. He was chosen for the Test team just before Pakistan’s cricket team was scheduled to depart for England. Azhar took over as captain after the 2015 World Cup. However, under his direction, Pakistan dropped to No. 9 in the ODI rankings, and in February 2017, Azhar resigned as captain after Pakistan lost the ODI series against Australia.  Azhar Ali reached 5000 runs in Test cricket on the third day of the test match against Sri Lanka that was played in Abu Dhabi in 2017. As a result, he became the eighth Pakistani batsman to reach 5000 runs in a Test format.

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Ten more fifty-scores were made him until he reached his first Test century against England in the UAE in 2012. In his second Test, against Australia in the fourth inning of a difficult batting situation at Headingley in 2010, he scored his first Test fifty. He scored over a thousand runs in 2016, his most productive year, including an unbeaten triple century against the West Indies in the United Arab Emirates and 205 runs not out in a match against Australia where no Pakistani batter proceeded past the age of 65. On a 2009 A tour to Australia, Azhar demonstrated his talent and demeanor by Azhar replaced Misbah-ul-Haq as ODI captain.