Surrey name Azhar Mahmood as T20 player & coach

ISLAMABAD: All-rounder Azhar Mahmood is to return to Surrey for the forthcoming season as the county’s T20 player as well as coach.

The former Pakistan international player took nine wickets in the T20 match for Surrey last season at an average of 26.22, BBC reported Tuesday.

He will join up with the county in May and be available for selection in all T20 games.

“To be given the opportunity to coach as well as play is something I’m very excited about,” he said.

Mahmood will oversee the likes of Aaron Finch, Kumar Sangakkara and Dwayne Bravo in his coaching role, who are all set to play for Surrey at various stages of the season.

In one of his appearances for Surrey last season, he hit a six off the final ball to seal a four-wicket win against Gloucestershire at The Oval.