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Who is Ajaz Patel?

Ajaz Patel (born 21 October 1988) is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for Central Districts in domestic cricket. He made his international debut for the New Zealand cricket team in October 2018. 

The following month, he made his Test debut for New Zealand, taking five wickets in the second innings. He emigrated with his family from Mumbai when he was eight years old and was formerly a left-arm seam bowler. In May 2020, New Zealand Cricket awarded him with a central contract, ahead of the 2020–21 season.

Ajaz Patel becomes third bowler ever to bag all 10 wickets in a Test innings

Ajaz Patel becomes third bowler ever to bag all 10 wickets in a Test innings
Ajaz Patel becomes third bowler ever to bag all 10 wickets in a Test innings

Ajaz Patel joins the likes of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in taking all 10 wickets in a Test inning.

New Zealand bowler Ajaz Patel made history on the second day of the ongoing Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, becoming the third bowler to ever take all 10 wickets in a Test inning.

Patel had claimed four wickets on Day 1. Continuing his stellar performance, on the morning of the second day of the ongoing Test against India, Patel made history taking the remaining six wickets.

The 33-year-old Patel by bagging all 10 wickets, joining the list alongside English bowler Jim Laker and Indian bowler Anil Kumble.

Laker took 10-53 vs Australia at Manchester in July 1956 while Kumble took 10-74 vs Pakistan in Delhi in February 1999.

“Welcome to the club #AjazPatel #Perfect10 Well bowled! A special effort to achieve it on Day1 & 2 of a test match. #INDvzNZ,” former India spinner Kumble wrote on Twitter.

Patel is currently playing his 11th Test match for the Kiwis.

He was born in Mumbai in October 1988 and this was the first time he was playing in the city in his career.

“This is what the dreams are made of, to be out here and go out there and pick up four wickets on the first day is pretty special,” he said during a virtual media interaction at the end of the proceedings on Friday,” as quoted by a LiveMint report.

“I’m really, really lucky to be sitting here with four wickets and I’m pretty happy to be in my hometown. At the Wankhede, it was pretty special for me,” he said.

Ajaz Patel Biography, Wiki

Ajaz Patel was born in Mumbai but moved to New Zealand in 1996. According to a report in sportstar his father worked in the refrigeration business, while his mother was a school teacher. The family has its roots in the Tankaria village in the Bharuch district.

Talking about Ajaz Patel’s New Zealand cricket career, the Indian-born cricketer had been performing really well in domestic cricket, due to which he has been able to mark his place in the national side. Patel played an important role in the success of Central Stags in 2018, helping them win the domestic title by picking up 48 wickets at 21.52.

The 33-year-old first received a call-up to the New Zealand Test side in 2018 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. He is the fifth Indian-origin cricketer to play for New Zealand after Ted Badcock, Tom Puna, Ish Sodhi, and Jeet Raval.

Ajaz Patel Biography Wikipedia
Ajaz Patel
Real NameAjaz Yunus Patel
Nickname Ajaz 
Profession Cricketer
Famous AsNew Zealand Cricketer
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/Girlfriend NameNilofer Patel
Physical Status 
Age33 Year Old
HeightIn centimeters – 175 CM approx
In meters- 1.75 m
In Feet Inches – 5.7
Weight70 KG [170lbs]
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 21st October 1988
Birth PlaceBombay, Maharashtra, India
ReligionIslam
NationalityNew Zealand
EthnicityNew Zealand
School NameMount Mary School
College NameAvondale College
QualificationsGraduate 
Family Status
Father NameYunus Patel
Mother NameShahnaz Patel
BrotherNot Known
SisterN/A
ChildrenNot Known
Career 
Source Of IncomeCricket
Appeared AsNew Zealand Cricketer
Net WorthNot Known

Ajaz Patel Career

Ajaz Patel started playing cricket at a very young age. He always wanted to be a good cricketer and wanted to do something for his family and country.

Ajaz Patel made his international debut in October 2018 for the New Zealand cricket team. On December 4, 2021, Ajaz Patel took all 10 wickets of the Indian cricket team in a test match.

He took all ten wickets in One innings and became the third Bowler in the world to take all 10 wickets after England’s Jim Laker and India’s  Anil Kumble.

Ajaz Patel Family

Ajaz Patel was born in 1971 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and Ajaz Patel was raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by his parents. Ajaz Patel’s mother’s name is Shahnaz Patel and his father’s name is Yunus Patel.

There is no information about his siblings. But keep reading this article and you will get more details about him.

Ajaz Patel Wife

Ajaz Patel’s marital status is married and he married his girlfriend Nilofer Patel. They tied the knot some years ago and now they are living a happy married life.

Ajaz Patel with wife Nilofer Patel
Ajaz Patel with wife Nilofer Patel

There is no information about their married life, whether they have children or not, but keep reading this article to know about Ajaz Patel’s personal life.

Some Interesting Facts About Ajaz Patel

  • Ajaz Yunus Patel is an Indian-born New Zealand cricketer.
  • He took the most wickets in the 2015–16 Plunket Shield season, with 43 dismissals.
  • In August 2021, Patel was named in New Zealand’s ODI squad for their tour of Pakistan. 
  • He made his T20I debut for New Zealand against Pakistan on 31 October 2018.

Ajaz Patel FAQ’s

Who is Ajaz Patel?

Ajaz Yunus Patel (born 21 October 1988) is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for Central Districts in domestic cricket. He made his international debut for the New Zealand cricket team in October 2018. 

How old is Ajaz Patel?

Ajaz Patel is currently 34 years old.

Why is Ajaz Patel trending?

Ajaz Patel joins the likes of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in taking all 10 wickets in a Test inning.

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