Bazid Khan
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Bazid Khan


Hailing from a famous cricketing family, a commentator and former Pakistan Test cricketer, Bazid Khan was born on 25 March 1981 in Lahore. His grandfather Jahangir Khan, who represented British India before the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and his father Majid Khan, both of whom were Cambridge Blues, and his uncles Imran Khan and Javed Burki all captained Pakistan.

With a combination of an orthodox technique in batting and a reliably calm temperament, Bazid Khan began playing for the Pakistan Under-19s at the age of just 15, and moved to England to finish his cricketing and academic education. He played in the same Brighton College team, where he studied between 1998 and 2000 as Matt Prior when they won 20 matches in 1999, and also later played at the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Bazid Khan enjoyed an excellent 2003–04 season, averaged over 70. He was finally given his chance to shine for Pakistan in a triangular tournament early in the following season. He has played seven youth Test matches, as well as a single senior Test, and made his Test debut in the 2nd Test against the West Indies, making the family the second, after the Headleys, to have grandfather, father and son as Test cricketers.

He was also part of Pakistan's tour to the West Indies in 2005 but could not retain his place in the side. He spent nearly three years on the side-lines before being recalled to the ODI squad for the home series against Bangladesh in April 2008 following an impressive domestic season.

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