Saj Mahmood is an English cricketer of Pakistani descent. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who plays international cricket for England and county cricket for Essex. Mahmood began playing club cricket in the Bolton Leagues, and played well enough to be signed by Lancashire in 2002. He made his debut for Lancashire in 2002 whilst on a scholarship with the club. After his successful performances in the Commonwealth Bank Series victory over Australia, Mahmood was shortlisted for the 15-man England squad for the World Cup.