Azhar Mahmood will play his first match for the Surrey Lions since April as the Lions take on the Middlesex Crusaders at the Brit Oval this evening.
Azhar Mahmood will play in his first match for Surrey since April after recovering from a shin problem. He will take his place in the Surrey line up today who will take on Middlesex in a Twenty20 group match at the Brit Oval beginning at 5.30pm.
Mahmood played in Surrey’s first Frizzell County Championship match in early April but the Pakistani international has not played a match since.
His place was taken by Australian all-rounder Dominic Thornely who played his last match for the Club on Saturday against Hampshire. Thornely travelled back to Australia on Saturday night immediately after the match and is currently back in pre-season training with his NSW team.
Mahmood was one of Surrey’s major players in last year’s competition. His ability with both bat and ball makes him the ideal player for Twenty20. In last year’s memorable semi-final against Lancashire, Mahmood bowled a tight last over to help his side get over the line by just one run.
Surrey Coach, Steve Rixon has just named two changes to the side that played last Saturday. Mahmood comes in for Thornely and Phil Sampson replaces James Ormond.
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