Northants Cricket sign Muhammad Azhar Ullah

Northants Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of Pakistan-born, UK resident Muhammad Azhar Ullah to bolster the Steelbacks’ pace bowling ranks.

29-year-old Azhar Ullah has taken 190 first class wickets at an average of 26.5 from 53 matches, and 40 One day wickets at 27.7 from 27 white ball matches.

Muhammad has signed a one-year deal at the County Ground and will provide further competition in the club’s seam bowling department.

Northants Cricket Head Coach David Ripley said, “We are pleased that Azhar has decided to join us as he will provide proven first class quality in the seam bowling department, providing healthy competition for places.”

“He bowls with good pace and having learnt his trade in Pakistan has developed ways of getting batsmen out on flat sub continent pitches.”

Chief Executive David Smith added, “Our seam bowling attack with Copeland, Willey, Crook, Evans, Stone, Hall, Daggett, Azhar Ullah & Sweeney offers us good cover for potential injury and player rotation to manage work load. We also have good spin bowling options with Middlebrook, De Lange and Spriegel.”

Northants Cricket sign Muhammad Azhar Ullah