Modicum of sanity in Lahore Qalanders

It was LQ’s last pick in PSL 2018’s auction, and the only guy among 21 other players they had picked, who could keep wickets was Umer Akmal. Soon, LQ’s management realized, they have made a big blunder by not picking a single specialist WK, forget about having one in back up. It was their last chance to pick a Wicketkeeper, otherwise, they would have to rely on Umer Akmal to keep wickets throughout the whole tournament, minimum of 10 matches even if they don’t make it to the playoffs. And their last pick was a surprising one, wicket keeper Gulraiz Sadaf, who has been playing First class cricket for almost a decade now.

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Is kohli ready to conquer Anderson?

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli walking back to dressing room

After a successful T20 series and a 2-1 loss in Odi series, India have entered in to the most difficult phase of their tour of England,a 5 match test series against England team on their home soil, Anderson waiting to hunt,who in 2014 proved to be a nightmare for Virat Kohli, the current skipper of Indian team  in all three formats,  who had a tough outing with mediocre numbers .Despite of his dream form, Virat Kohli was unable to contribute with the bat in their last test series against England in  England, and the reason was James Anderson’s swing which did not allow Virat Kohli to get his feet going even for a one mere half century during the whole test series.

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Another leg spinner,follwing Mushi’s footsteps

Karamat Ali is a 22 year old leg spinner who has played a world cup for Pakistan Under19 and Asia cup aswell. During his tenure with Under19 team, he was considered as their main strike bowler. When Karamat was a kid, he used to bowl medium fast in nets, but soon his coach Imran Khaliq adviced him to start bowling leg spin when one day he saw him bowling leg breaks and he was quite impressed by Karamat’s control. Karamat Ali impressed selectors with his impressive run in the Asia cup where he bagged 18 wickets in just 5 games at an average of 11. Behind him was India’s sensation main strike bowler now a days  Kuldeep Yadav with 15 wickets in 5 games.

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An all rounder, looking to be a Qalander

For the last three years, Pakistan have introduced  few very talented all rounders at Intl level in form of Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz,Faheem Ashraf and Amir yamin, one of the reason why Pakistan have become a better limited over  side in last 2 years.

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Pakistani cricketers cast their votes

Like a common man, Pakistani cricketers also cast their votes in their respective areas.Some Pakistani cricketers even uploaded their  videos on social media to request people to come out and vote for the betterment of Pakistan.

Fakhar Zamaan cast his vote in his hometown in KPK

 

Due to their privacy, I can not tell here which player voted for which party,but i can only tell you most of the players voted for PML(N) and PTI as per they told me.

Ahmed Shahzad after casting his vote

Star allrounder Mohammad Hafeez also uploaded a video yesterday on social media and urged people to come out and vote for Imran Khan ,whom he was supporting.

Mohammad Hafeez after casting his vote in Lahore

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Little master from Kabirwala

Zain Abbas batting against Zim in unofficial test

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zain Abbas is a talented left handed batsman from Kabirwala ( an administrative subdivision, tehsil, of Khanewal District in the Punjab province of Pakistan).He made his FC debut at the age of 20.He soon impressed every one with his attacking approach and flawless technique,his numbers in limited over cricket have always been good.He was part of PAKA team that toured Zimbabwe back in 2016 for two unofficial test and 5 odis and ended up leading run scorer of that tour in only 4 games he played (2 Tests and 2 Odis).Players like Fakhar Zamaan,Shadab Khan,Faheem Ashraf, Saad Ali( who recently toured with Pakistan test squad to England) and Umer Amin were also part of the team. Zain scored 268 runs in 2 tests and  129 runs in 2 Odis he played.After his stupendous performance for PAKA, he was never called to NCA in any camp held for seniors or juniors until recently held camp for emerging players.While returning to Pakistan from Zim,PSL 2016 auction were underway and sadly no team picked the leading run scorer of that,may be no team had their homework done for auctions properly. Zain has an average of 40 in 49 listA games and 30 in 51 T20 games to his name. The lad richly deserves to be picked in PSL now, ideally by his hometown team “Multan Sultans”.

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