Ajaz Patel (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Birth Place, Biography, Career & More

Ajaz Patel (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Biography, Family (Brother, Sister) Career, Cast,10 wickets, Bowling, Birth Place & More

Ajaz Patel is also known as Ajaz Yunus Patel, and he is a Kivi’s (New Zealand) Cricketer but of Indian origin. He is a left-arm spinner and lower-rank batsman. He plays for Central Districts in domestic cricket.

Indian-origin New Zealand player Ajaz Patel had set a new record in 2021 by stacking India for 10 wickets, he is the third player ever to do so.


Real NameAjaz Yunus Patel
ProfessionNew Zealand cricket Player
Date of Birth21 October 1988
Age (as in 2021)33 years old
Zodiac SignLibra
Birth PlaceBombay, Maharashtra, India
FamilyFather: Yunus Patel
Mother: Shahnaz Patel
Siblings: Sana Patel, Tanzil Patel
NationalityNew Zealand
Home TownAuckland City, New Zealand

Birth and Early life

Ajaz Patel was born on 21 October 1988 in Mumbai. His family had settled in New Zealand when Ajaz was just 8 years old. When he started cricket, he was a left-arm fast bowler but later he became a spinner after the opinion of the coaches.

Ajaz’s father Yunus Patel used to do refrigeration work. Ajaz’s mother Shahnaz Patel used to work as a teacher in a school. Ajaz also has 2 younger sisters, one’s name is Tanzeel Patel and the other’s name is Sana Patel.

Although his family belongs to Gujarat, he was born and brought up in Mumbai. His parents lived in Jogeshwari, Mumbai, and started his initial education at Mount Mary School, Goregaon West.

Ajaz had come to live with his family in the city of Auckland, New Zealand at the age of eight. Here his father had a small shop, so later the whole family shifted to New Zealand, Ajaz’s uncle got him to join a New Lynn cricket club there.

Education & More

SchoolMount Mary School, Goregaon West
CollegeNot known
QualificationNot known
AwardsNot known


Ajaz Patel started his cricket career by playing as a fast bowler for the team of Auckland, he did not get much success in that. Due to this, he started bowling spin in domestic games, in which he was successful to a great extent.

Ajaz made his professional cricket debut in 2012, On 7 December 2012, Ajaz made his T20 debut for his home team Central Districts in New Zealand’s home T20I series against Wellington. He conceded 37 runs in his 3 overs with the highest economy of the match of 12.33.

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First-Class Cricket

3 days after his first T20I match, Ajaz made his first-class debut against the same team in the Plunket Shield Series, taking 3 wickets in his first match and overall for his team in both innings. Contributed 7 runs for.

On 27 December 2015, Ajaz made his List-A debut playing in The Ford Trophy against the CenterBury team. Ajaz holds the record for most wickets in the 2015–16 Plunket Shield season with 43 dismissals.

In April 2018, He was named for the Men’s Domestic Player of the Year award, which is the New Zealand Cricket Awards. In April 2018, Patel was named the Men’s Domestic Player of the Year at the New Zealand Cricket Awards. He proved himself to be a key player in the 2017–18 Plunkett Shield season, taking 48 wickets in 9 matches. In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Central Districts for the 2018–19 season.

International Career

Ajaz Patel played his first international cricket T20 match against Pakistan on 31 October 2018. In which he took 1 wicket for 27 runs in 4 overs.

After this, on 16 November 2018, he started his Test career while playing against Pakistan. In the first innings of this match, Ajaz also took 6 runs in 43 balls and 2 wickets for runs at an average of 2.66. He took five wickets in the second innings, with New Zealand winning by four runs. Ajaz was awarded the Player of the Match award for taking a total of 7 wickets in his very first match

In 2020, The New Zealand Cricket Board also gave him a central contract. In August 2021, Patel was named in New Zealand’s ODI squad for their tour of Pakistan.

Till now Ajaz Patel has taken 33 wickets in 19 innings of 11 Test matches. Apart from this, he has also taken 11 wickets while playing 7 T20 International matches. Ajaz has taken 251 wickets in 68 matches in first-class cricket.

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In 2021 Against India 2nd test match.

Incredible achievement as Ajaz Patel picks up all 10 wickets in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test. He becomes the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to achieve this feat.

Playing StyleBowler
International DebutTest: 31 October 2018 against Pakistan.
ODI: Not Yet
T20I: 16 November 2018 against Pakistan.
Debut MatchesFirst on 2012
T20, 2018
TeamsAuckland, Central Districts, New Zealand
Batting StyleLeft Handed Batsman
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox
Jersey no.24
Best RecordIn December 2021, Patel became the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings in Test cricket history.
Coach/ MentorN/A


PL Debut MatchNot Yet
Year of Played Matches and Teams Not Yet
Record Not Yet

Personal life & More

Ajaz is a Libra blood, he was brought up in a small family, grew up with his two sisters Tanzeel Patel and Sana Patel. He is a married man, Ejaz Patel got married to Nilofer Patel in December 2014. His wife Nilofer Patel is also a resident of Mumbai.

Marital StatusMarried
Wife Name Nilofer Patel
Net worthN/A
SalaryNot Available

Physical Status & More

Height (approx.)5 ft 6 in
Weight (approx.)76
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack

Some Unknown Facts About Ajaz Patel

  • Ajaz is a player who was born in India and play cricket for New Zealand.
  • He is only the third New Zealand spinner to take 5 wickets in an innings in his debut match.
  • In 2021, in the second match against India,He became the third bowler to take 10 wickets in an innings in Test cricket.
  • When Ajaz started cricket, first he was a left arm fast bowler but later after the opinion of the coaches, he emerged as a great spinner.
  • His Family moved to New Zealand when he was in age of only 8 year.
  • Ajaz was once a net-bowler for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

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