Aftab Habib

English cricketer

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Aftab Habib
Personal information
Full name
Aftab Habib
Born (1972-02-07) 7 February 1972 (age 52)
Reading, Berkshire, England
Nickname Tabby
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
International information
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Test debut 1 July 1999 v New Zealand
Last Test 22 July 1999 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA
Matches 2 159 168
Runs scored 26 8,873 3,212
Batting average 8.66 41.85 26.32
100s/50s 0/0 21/46 1/14
Top score 19 215 111
Balls bowled 106 59
Wickets 1 2
Bowling average 80.00 29.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/10 2/58
Catches/stumpings 0/– 80/– 57/–
Source: CricInfo, 21 July 2020

Aftab Habib (born 7 February 1972) is an English former international cricketer.

Habib was formerly the Hong Kong national coach, having been appointed on a three-year contract, including Hong Kong’s appearance in the 2008 Asia Cup in Pakistan and has worked as Women’s and Girls’ Cricket Development Officer for the Buckinghamshire Cricket Board.[1] He is currently Head Coach of Berkshire Women, having been appointed at the start of the 2016 season.[2]

In county cricket, he represented Leicestershire and Essex, after having been on the books at Middlesex. With Leicestershire, he broke the 1,000 first-class run barrier in both the 1999 and 2000 seasons and won the County Championship in 1998.

In 1999, he played two test matches for England in a 2–1 home series loss to New Zealand.

He is of Pakistani heritage.[3][4]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit;word-wrap:break-word}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .citation:target{background-color:rgba(0,127,255,0.133)}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free.id-lock-free a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited.id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration.id-lock-registration a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription.id-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg”)right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;color:#d33}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{color:#d33}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#2C882D;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}html.skin-theme-clientpref-night .mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{color:#18911F}html.skin-theme-clientpref-night .mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error,html.skin-theme-clientpref-night .mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{color:#f8a397}@media(prefers-color-scheme:dark){html.skin-theme-clientpref-os .mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error,html.skin-theme-clientpref-os .mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{color:#f8a397}html.skin-theme-clientpref-os .mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{color:#18911F}}“Aftab Habib Appointed Women’s and Girls’ Cricket Development Officer”. Buckinghamshire Cricket Board Official Website. 8 December 2010. Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  2. ^ Egan, Syd (5 March 2016). “Berkshire Look To Future With New Coaching Team”. CricketHer.
  3. ^ Khan, Wasim (10 May 2018). “I was the first British born Pakistani to play professional cricket in the UK – but why are there still so few of us?”. Independent. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. ^ Hopps, David (1 September 2001). “Stage set for Afridi to punch his weight”. The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2020. He lodges in the Leicestershire countryside with Aftab Habib, a former England batsman of Pakistani extraction, who calls him “lala”, meaning ‘brother’, and helps him survive the traumas of English life.

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