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Azeem Ghumman

Pakistan | All-Rounder (Spin)

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Azeem Ghumman
Born24/01/1991
Country Pakistan
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleRH Top Order Bat | RA Leg-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsHabib Bank, Hyderabad, Hyderabad Hawks, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Pakistan A, Pakistan U19s
Coaching Qualifications

UKCC Level 2

 

Azeem Ghumman (27) is a prolific batsman who burst onto first-class scene as a 16-year-old in December 2007 and has, until recently been seen as a player destined for international honours. He hit his maiden hundred (109) in only his second first-class match and has since scored over 4,000 first-class runs, with 8 hundreds including a highest score of 199.

Ghumman has achieved considerable success in the game. He has captained the Hyderabad region and played for Pakistan at both Under-17 and 19 level. He skippered the latter on the tours to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, where was the leading run-scorer. A few months prior, he toured Australia with the Pakistan A side and impressed and then in August 2010, was selected to captain the A side on the tour to Sri Lanka.

Ghumman was first noticed when finishing as the leading run-scorer in the Inter-District Under-19 Tournament in 2007/09 with 381 runs at 95.25. Included in this tally was an outstanding innings - an undefeated 326 which was scored in a single day (83-overs). To show his all-round skills, he took the most wickets for his province with 10 wickets at 10.30 including a best bowling of 5-64.

Ghumman has had seven league stints in the UK, firstly for Slough in the Home Counties Premier League in 2008 followed by Spencer in Division One of the strong Surrey Championship in 2010 (248 runs at 27.56 and 10 wickets at 22.2). He excelled for Two Counties Cricket Championship runners-up Mildenhall in 2012, finishing inside the top ten run-scorers (501 runs at 50.10) and thirteenth on the wicket-charts (24 wickets at 15.04). In 2013, he played in the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League where he struck 352 runs at 32 and took 16 wickets at 28.25 for Louth.

Over the past 4 seasons, Ghumman has enjoyed successful summers plying his trade in Northern Ireland (with the 2017 season spent in Durham for Ryton CC). In what proved to be a difficult season for his first club Ballymen in 2015, despite relegation, Ghumman starred finishing amongst the leading run scorers in the NCU Premier Division with 644 runs at 53.67. He returned in 2016, this time to play for North West Cricket Union side Glendermott. In the NWCU Championship division, Ghumman racked up 524 runs at 65.50 alongside 23 wickets at 10.30 to conclude a fantastic summer.

Given his success, Glendermott quite rightly re-signed Ghumman. However, recent league rule changes (Feb 2017) prevented his return, so the Pakistani run machine instead moved onto Ryton where he has enjoyed yet another strong all round season racking up 472 runs at 31.47 and with the ball took 28 victims at just over 21.

Last summer, though, he returned to his beloved Northern Ireland, as last-minute, mid-season, replacement for Ardmore Cricket Club (North West Cricket Union). Unfortunately, Ghumman wasn't able to make the impact he wanted in his 7 games, only averaging 24.86 with the bat. So, he is eager to secure a return to NI in 2019 (or failing that, another UK). A fantastic performer and even better bloke, Ghumman is someone we highly recommend.

 

Last Updated

29/08/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 85 152 4 4527 199 30.58 228 194 1 1-15 194
List A 48 48 0 1221 133 25.43 192 190 3 1-9 63.33
Twenty20 33 32 2 762 74 25.4 72 90 5 3-29 18
U19 Test 1 1 0 1 1 1 6 13 1 1-13 13
U19 ODI 16 16 0 490 66 30.62 - - - - -
U19 T20I 2 2 0 47 27 23.5 - - - - -

Statistical record last updated 19th July, 2019
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Ardmore (2018) 7 7 0 174 54 24.86 19 107 5 3/33 21.40
Ryton (2017) 18 17 2 472 70 31.47 143.5 614 28 5/13 21.93
Glendermott (2016) 10 10 2 524 147 65.50 71.4 237 23 4/38 10.30
Ballymena (2015) 15 15 3 644 92* 53.67 56.3 329 9 2/31 36.56
Louth (2013) 12 12 1 352 103 32.00 115.3 452 16 4/72 28.25
Mildenhall (2012) 15 15 5 501 100 50.10 99 361 24 4/35 15.04
Spencer (2010) 9 9 0 248 74 26.56 59.3 222 10 5/54 22.20