Name - Hassan Azad
Squad Number - 42
Player Sponsor - TBC
Born - Quetta, Pakistan, January 7, 1994
Joined - Leicestershire 2019
Role - Left-hand batsman, right-arm off-spin bowler
Teams Represented – Leicestershire
Left-handed batsman Hassan Azad signed his first professional contract at Leicestershire CCC at the start of the 2019 season after impressing greatly in the Second XI in 2018.
The 25-year-old, who has played first-class cricket for Loughborough MCCU, was previously on the Nottinghamshire CCC Academy,
Azad made his Loughborough MCCU debut in 2015, and scored 306 first-class runs in ten innings at 34.00, with a highest score of 99 prior to the 2019 campaign.
The left-hander scored a match-winning 179 not out against Kent for Leicestershire Second XI in the 50-over friendly last year, and contributed 367 runs at 52.42 in 11 Second XI Championship innings.
Azad trained with the First XI over the winter, and batted well in an intra squad game in pre-season, earning his place in the opening first-class team of the season against Loughborough MCCU.