Ajaz Patel was born on 21 October 1988 in Mumbai and moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 1996. He bowls slow left-arm orthodox for New Zealand and Central District in domestic cricket. Groomed as a left-arm fast bowler, Patel switched to the spin department after a suggestion from former New-Zealand off-spinner Dipak Patel. After getting snubbed from the Auckland team, he switched to Taradale Club in Napier. Averaging around 3 wickets per game, Ajaz Patel was handed his domestic T20 debut by Central District in Super Smash 2012 against Wellington. In a span of 3 weeks, he made his first-class debut for Central District in Plunket Shield tournament.