Ajaz Patel

Ajaz Patel, seen at Cardiff ahead of his Glamorgan debut. Photo Credit – Glmaorgan Cricket Archives.

Ajaz Patel, the 33 year-old left-arm spinner from New Zealand, played for Glamorgan during September 2022 as the Welsh county pressed for promotion.


Born in Mumbai, India during October 1988, Ajaz was brought up in New Zealand and he made his first-class debut for Central Districts during 2012/13. During November 2018 Ajaz made his Test Match debut against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.


When he signed for Glamorgan, Ajaz was a veteran of 7 International T20 matches as well as 12 Test matches, including the Second Test at Mumbai where he became only the third bowler in cricket history, after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble, to take all ten wickets in an innings when he returned figures of 10/119 against India. However, his efforts did not lead to a Kiwi victory as New Zealand were subsequently dismissed for 62 and lost by 372 runs.


Ajaz played twice for Yorkshire during September 2019 – against Kent and Warwickshire – whilst he has also played in club cricket in Surrey.

Full name – Ajaz Yunus Patel

Born – Mumbai, India 21 October 1988