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Ajaz Patel Wife, Age, Nationality, Height, Stats, Bowling, 10 Wickets

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Ajaz Patel is a professional cricketer who plays for the New Zealand cricket team. After his great successes domestically in the Plunkett Shield, he received a call up to play against Pakistan in UAE in October 2018. He earned his Test cap on 16 November 2018.

Age 32
Height 5 feet 6 inches
Birthpalce Mumbai, India
Wife Nilofer Patel

Ajaz was awarded a central contract by New Zealand cricket for the 2020-21 season. It was a testament to his skill set as a bowler considering the Blackcaps also had Mitchell Santner. Ahead of the World Championship final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, the bowler was quoted as saying, “As a spinner, you thrive on situations where you have an opportunity to contribute to the team and contribute to the environment, especially as a New Zealand spinner, knowing how few opportunities we get.”

Ajaz Patel 10 Wickets

Ajaz Patel is only the third bowler to take 10 wickets in an innings. The first two are Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.

Ajaz Patel Nationality

Ajaz is of Indian origin. His family belongs to Gujarat, India. He was born on 21 October 1988 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He migrated to New Zealand with his family in 1996 when he was 8 years old. Growing up, he played his cricket in Auckland and later on represented Central Districts, a major first-class team in New Zealand.

 

Although he bowled seam for most of his childhood, Ajaz changed his game and now is a left-arm orthodox spinner. He bowls tidy lengths attacking the stumps and also has special deliveries in his locker.

Stats

Test: 9 Mat, 16 Inn, 26 Wickets, Econ 2.7
(Last updated 18 June)

Ajaz has two five-wicket hauls in an innings in Test cricket. The first one had come in the second innings of his maiden Test match against Pakistan for which he was named Player of the Match. He has appeared in two T20 Internationals and is yet to make his ODI debut.

Ajaz Patel Wife

Ajaz Patel is married to Nilofer Patel. The cricketer often posts photos on social media and the couple looks great together.

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