Farveez Maharoof

Farveez Maharoof

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Mohamed Farveez Maharoof (born 7 September 1984 in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He first made his impression in the 2004 U19 World Cup in which he captained the Sri Lankan team. He enjoyed a prolific school career for Wesley College, with a highest score of 243 and best bowling figures of 8 for 20. An all-rounder, he made his Test debut in 2004. He has featured more frequently in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and has played nearly 100 for Sri Lanka since 2004. At domestic level, he has represented Bloomfield, Nondescripts, Wayamba, Delhi Daredevils, and Lancashire.


Early cricket

Born in Columbo, Farveez Maharoof began playing cricket around the age of nine. He also played football until he was twelve and touch rugby. Maharoof, who attended Wesley College in Columbo, began as a wicketkeeper-batsman and only began bowling regularly from under-13 cricket onwards. Five players were absent with the flu in one match and Maharoof was called upon to bowl. He took six wickets, including a hat trick, and from then on concentrated on fast bowling.

In December 2003 and January 2004, at the age of 19, Maharoof toured India with the Sri Lanka A team for a tri-series with India A and Pakistan A. He took nine wickets in the series at an average of 11.77, the best average of the tournament;...
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