Saqib Mahmood
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Personal information
Full name Saqib Mahmood
Born 25 February 1997 (1997-02-25) (age 23)
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side England
Only ODI (cap 257) 9 February 2020 v South Africa
T20I debut (cap 89) 3 November 2019 v New Zealand
Last T20I 10 November 2019 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2015–present Lancashire (squad no. 25)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 1 3 16 28
Runs scored 7 154 117
Batting average 7.00 14.00 19.50
100s/50s –/– 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 4 34 45
Balls bowled 30 60 2,136 1,332
Wickets 1 3 42 51
Bowling average 17.00 38.33 28.90 25.15
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/17 1/20 4/48 6/37
Catches/stumpings 0/– 1/– 1/– 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 February 2020

Saqib Mahmood (born 25 February 1997) is an English cricketer who plays for Lancashire County Cricket Club. He is a right-arm fast bowler, who bats right-handed. In December 2015 he was named in England's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his international debut for the England cricket team in November 2019.

Because of his action, his pace (up to 90mph), his use of reverse-swing and yorkers, especially during the death-overs, he has been compared to Waqar Younis.


His parents being from Pakistan, and because of his heritage, he was unable to join the England Lions squad during their tour of India in January and February 2019, due to visa problems, eventually being replaced by Tom Bailey.

In April 2019, he became the first bowler for Lancashire to take a five-wicket haul in successive List A matches, when he did so in the 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup.

In September 2019, he was named in England's Test and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against New Zealand. He made his T20I debut for England, against New Zealand, on 3 November 2019. The following month, Mahmood was named in England's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against South Africa. He made his ODI debut for England, against South Africa, on 9 February 2020. On 28 February 2020, he was added to England's Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka, replacing the injured Mark Wood.

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