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Usman Afzaal (born 9 June 1977) is a Pakistani-born English cricketer who has played three Test matches for England, all against Australia in 2001. He is a left-handed middle order batsman and occasional left arm slow bowler.

Usman Afzaal
Personal information
Full nameUsman Afzaal
Born (1977-06-09) 9 June 1977 (age 42)
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
NicknameUz, Uzi, A-Star, Zaf-Zaf
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left arm orthodox
RoleAll-rounder
RelationsKamran Afzaal (brother),
Aquib Afzaal (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 605)5 July 2001 v Australia
Last Test2 August 2001 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1995–2003Nottinghamshire
2004–2007Northamptonshire
2008–2010Surrey
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 3 235 190 52
Runs scored 83 14,055 5,491 942
Batting average 16.60 39.15 35.88 22.42
100s/50s 0/1 32/74 6/34 0/4
Top score 54 204* 132 98*
Balls bowled 54 9,089 1,602 195
Wickets 1 98 59 8
Bowling average 49.00 51.81 26.55 32.75
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/49 4/101 4/49 2/15
Catches/stumpings 0/– 104/– 53/– 6/–
Source: CricketArchive, 12 August 2013

He started his first-class career with Nottinghamshire, and was awarded the NBC Denis Compton Award in 1996, but left the county after the 2003 season to play for Northamptonshire. Towards the end of 2007 season he left Northamptonshire and signed a three-year contract with Surrey.[1]

Usman has launched his own national cricket academy for aspiring young cricketers.[citation needed]

From 2013-2015, he owned an Indian restaurant opposite Trent Bridge.[2][3]

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