Teams Played For
England, England U19, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Lancashire U14, Sydney Thunder, Peshawar Zalmi, Oval Invincibles (Men)
A promising fast bowler, Saqib Mahmood is often compared with Waqar Younis, because of his action, the ability to generate pace, and excellent use of reverse swing.
A product of Lancashire county, Mahmood was named as the England Development Programme Player of the Year in 2015. He made his Lancashire debut in a T20 game against Derbyshire in 2015.
A year later, the speedster represented England in the 2016 edition of the Under-19 World Cup. He was the standout performer for the English side, finishing with 13 wickets in six games.
Mahmood continued to perform well for Lancashire and his hardwork got paid off when the pacer was called up to the England national squad for the T20I series against New Zealand in 2019. He broke into the playing XI for the second game of the series, but was on the expensive side, conceding 46 runs in four overs.
A year later, the Birmingham born was rewarded with an ODI callup for the series against South Africa in 2020. He played just one match and managed to earn his maiden wicket in that game.
A pacer who can easily clock over 90 mph, Saqib Mahmood is a generational talent who is highly rated in the domestic circuit. Mahmood has to be a little bit more consistent if he wants to break into the England setup for the shorter forms of the game.
(As of May 21)