Azhar Ali’s entry into the Pakistan team was on the back of some strong performances in the domestic circuit. Azhar Ali born on 19 February 1985) is a Pakistani international cricketer and a former captain of Pakistan ODI team. Ali made his Test debut for Pakistan against Australia in the first Test at Lord’s in July 2010.
An agile right-hand batsman and a part-time leg-break bowler, Ali became the first ever Centurion, Double Centurion & Triple Centurion in a Day and Night Test Match, when he scored 302 against West Indies in October 2016.
Azhar Ali became one of the few Pakistani players to make his Test debut before playing an ODI when he got his chance against Australia at Lord’s in July 2010. He played a crucial knock in his very second game where he made a match winning 51 at Leeds as Pakistan successfully chased down a tricky target of 180, with just 3 wickets in hand. With the knock, Azhar retained his place in the squad for the Tests against England the following month.