Right-arm fast-medium bowler who began his English career in 2006, and won Man of the Match against Bangladesh in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
He began playing club cricket in the Bolton Leagues and proved himself well enough to be signed by Lancashire in 2002.
He appeared in the 2009 Bollywood film Victory.
His cousin is the boxer Amir Khan.
He replaced an injured James Anderson for a Test against Sri Lanka in 2006.