Ajaz Patel Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Spouse, Biography


Ejaz Patel Quick Information
height 5 feet 6 inches
weight 73 kg
Date of birth 21 October 1988
Zodiac sign Libra
Husband or wife nilofer patel

Ejaz Patel is a New Zealand professional cricketer who has represented his country in the longest and shortest formats of the game (Test and T20I) as a frontline spin bowler. In the New Zealand domestic circuit, he has played for Central Districts (2012–13–present) in all 3 formats. A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Ejaz has also played domestic cricket outside his country representing Yorkshire County Cricket Club (2019) in England.

name at birth

Ejaz Yunus Patel

nick name

of jazz

Ejaz Patel as seen in an Instagram post in October 2019
Ejaz Patel as seen in an Instagram post in October 2019 (Ejaz Patel / Instagram)

Sun sign

Libra

birth place

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Habitat

Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

nationality

new Zealander

Business

professional cricketer

Ejaz Patel as seen in an Instagram post in September 2019
Ejaz Patel as seen in an Instagram post in September 2019 (Ejaz Patel / Instagram)

family

  • father Yunus Patel (Owner of Refrigeration Business)
  • Mother Shahnaz Patel (Former Taker)
  • siblings – Sana Patel (Younger Sister), Tanzil Patel (Younger Sister)
  • other Akil Patel (Mama)

batting

left handed

bowling

slow left-arm orthodox

role

bowler

Jersey number

24 – Test matches, T20 Internationals (T20Is)

Make

strong

height

5 feet 6 inches or 167.5 cm

weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Ejaz Patel as seen in an Instagram post in January 2019
Ejaz Patel as seen in an Instagram post in January 2019 (Ejaz Patel / Instagram)

girlfriend / spouse

Ejaz has dated –

  1. nilofer patel (2015-Present) – Ejaz married Niloufar in January 2015 and they have a daughter together.

Caste / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Indian origin.

hair color

black

eye color

dark brown

sexual orientation

Straight

special features

  • toned physique
  • short hair
  • friendly smile
  • sport a thick beard

Religion

Islam

brand advertising

Ejaz is sponsored by –

  • Grey-Nicholas AUS/NZ
  • asics new zealand
  • Cyclona Sportswear

Ejaz Patel as seen in an Instagram post in February 2019
Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram post in February 2019 (Ajaz Patel / Instagram)

Ejaz Patel Facts

  1. Born in Mumbai, Ejaz moved to New Zealand with his family at the age of 8. In his years of development, he was a left-arm seam bowler. It was only in his early 20s that he realized that it would be better to switch to spin bowling as his height would be a limiting factor in becoming a good fast bowler.
  2. He first came into limelight in the 2015-16 season Plunket Shield (New Zealand’s premier domestic first-class cricket competition) when he topped the tournament’s wicket-taking charts with 43 outs.
  3. In December 2022, in the second match of New Zealand’s bilateral away Test series against India, in his native city of Mumbai, he became the third bowler in history to take all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match. England’s Jim Laker (in 1956) and India’s Anil Kumble (1999) were the only two bowlers to achieve this rare feat.

Featured image by Ejaz Patel / Instagram

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