Arguably the tallest bowler in world cricket at present. At 7 foot tall, Mohammad Irfan’s cricketing start was meteoric. Partially discovered by a cricket website, Pakpassion, devoted to Pakistani cricket in the main, arranged Irfan to train in the Pakistan National Academy.
He impressed many a judge and thanks to Pakistan star, Azhar Ali, Irfan signed for KRL. His 2nd and 3rd FC games saw him take a combined tally of 20/297 and confirm his undoubted, but raw skills.
Irfan ended his maiden season with 43 wickets at 28.73. These efforts booked his seat for Pakistan A’s tour to Sri Lanka. After the debacle of last year’s Pakistan series in England, Irfan was called up to replace the banned seam duo and made his ODI debut.
His second season produced further successes with 53 wickets at 21.90. After 23 FC games, he has 8 hauls of 5 wickets plus in an innings, and also performed credibly in T20 and 50 over cricket.
Being a left arm seamer with his height, poses batsmen all kinds of issues in judging pace, bounce and length. Irfan seeks his first UK league engagement to improve his undoubted talents and also learn about the structure which has been a staple diet for many overseas cricketers.
Played 4 Tests, 60 ODIs and 20 T20Internationals to date, with 108 International wickets.
Broke down during the recent England tour and unlikely to be available due to management and injury rehab.
Prior to his recent misgivings, Asif has now made a return to Professional cricket.
He hopes to resume playing FC cricket during the 2016 winter.
Highly regarded as one of the best seamers in World Cricket a few years back, Asif's return has been very encouraging in 1 day cricket.
Asifs bowling repute, saw him play 23 Tests, 38 ODIs and 11 T20Internationals, where his medium pace seam and swing bowling saw him scalp many of the world's best players. That experience has harvested over 500 wickets.
Earlier in his career, he played league cricket in Liverpool and North Staffs with great success.
Would need to undertake the Level 2 and is fully available.
Rahat's early promise catapulted him into recent Pakistan squads. This culminated with his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, and a maiden Test tour to South Africa and 2 Test caps to start his top level career off.
Toured England with the 2016 Pakistan Team. Rahat has 17 Test caps logged, with a Test best of 7/100. This is alongside 13 ODI matches..
Left arm pace bowler who generates pace at 85 mph and relies on swing movement, for his wickets.
Looking for a first time engagement to UK league cricket in 2017, but one of immense potential and a clear match winning prowess. Would require UKCC 2 for his UK stint.
Sadaf Hussain - signed 2016
Sadaf (26), has recently represented Pakistan A, as well as attending the PCB's fast bowling training camp, which was conducted under the auspices of Wasim Akram. The left arm seamer impressed the bowling legend during the camp. Has a career best of 9/37 and taken 280 FC wickets in 58 games, at an average of just 18.39, an outstanding achievement.
He bowls a heavy ball and is a genuine seamer who has the potenital to make life very difficult for league players.
His first season in the UK, in the North Staffs, with 85 victims at 10.49 was a great success, qualified UKCC 2 coach. A potential golden nugget in any league level.
A real rags to riches story so far. Ghulam has migrated from street cricket to representing Pakistan A, inside 12 months.
Left arm seamer, Ghulam only made his debut in 2015/16 for Karachi, taking 31 wickets at 34.87. An excellent return on some unresponsive wickets.
Ghulam is just shy of his 17th birthday and bowls with good pace.
Seeks his first engagement which will prove to be a great learning curve for him and present a club with a bowler of promise and repute. Another who would require the UKCC Level 2 credentials.
A former ODI seamer.
Sami is a left arm new ball bowler, with immense experience. Represents 4 time Quaid e Azam Champions, Sui Gas, of which Sami has played a vital part in their 4 back to back titles.
Sami (34) has played 102 FC games to date in a career spanning 14 years. In this time, his wicket taking skills have been consistent to say the least. He now has 476 wickets at an even average of 19, with a career best of 7/62.
Being Level 2 qualified, due to his prior league experiences, Sami has played Premier League cricket at Wood Lane in the North Staffs, with a total of 4 years experience. Toured England in 2005 with Faisalabad Wolves, World T20 tournament. Played at Burslem in 2008, taking 48 wickets in 11 games at 12.84. He returned in 2010, for the same club, where he amassed 74 wickets at 14.97. This was coupled with 550 runs at nearly 22. This took him to Wood Lane in the Premier League. Stats wise 63 scalps at 14.40 in 2013. Being retained for 2014, saw 53 wickets and 528 runs.
Looking to return to the UK in 2017, after a break due to marriage and beginning a family.
An excellent fast bowler, who is more than capable to score very useful runs. Level 2 qualified and happy to assist off the field.
Thirty three year old, left arm new ball bowler, whose promise was rewarded with appearance at Pakistan U19 level. Khalil also represent Pakistan in the U19 World Cup in New Zealand with success. In 2003, he was invited to join the Pakistan National Academy. Toured Australia with the National team in 2004/5, which saw him make his Test and ODI Debuts. A follow on tour followed with Pakistan A to Namibia and Kenya. He also toured India in 2005 and played his 2nd Test at Eden Gardens. Khalil's performances kept him in the sportlight, with another tour Down Under in 2006 with the A team. Khalil represents ZTBL in domestic cricket. In 2007/8, he made his 3rd tour over to Australia, again with Pakistan A. Khalil is ECB Level 2 qualified and enjoys coaching. He played 2 years for Leycett CC in the North Staffs league in 2010 and was retained for 2011. Despite being a late signing, he took 104 wickets at 14.82 and added 610 runs at 20. Those winters in Pakistan, he captured 79 wickets at 19 and 67 wickets 18. He took 50 wickets in 2013 and has 486 FC wickets.
Khalil is sharp in pace, and has the added bonus of being a left armer. Added to this is prudent ability with the bat, offers a club, excellence on and off the field.
Playing in the first ever Masters Champions League that takes place in February 2016 in the UAE.
Burst onto the World stage with a maiden ‘5 for’ in New Zealand, which had many onlookers purring at the discovery of another genuine Pakistani quick. Sami has the distinction of Test and ODI hat-tricks. His top level career has suffered in Test Cricket with so many catches being dropped behind the stumps. However, his ODI career is still very good. Recalled in 2010 and produced a devastating new ball spell against Australia to affirm he still is one of the top quick’s around. Sami has had 2 County stints with Kent, and is also in Sussex folklore, as he helped Murray Goodwin in a century stand to clinch the CB40 Trophy in 2008.
A short spell in the Liverpool Competition Premier League after injury had many a player missing that fixture!
Sami has also captained at FC level and still has hopes of playing International cricket again and was recalled to ODI cricket in 2015, as well as playing Bangladesh Premier League with great success.
Signed for Islamabad in the first ever Pakistan Super League - will be playing alongside Shane Watson Andre Russell, Misbah ul Haq, Samuel Badree, Brad Haddin and Mohammad Irfan as team mates.
Sami has 3,122 First class runs with the bat and over 550 FC wickets, add to this are 130 Internationals, make this a very high profile acquistion for a league club anywhere in 2016.
Ali Imran Pasha - signed 2016
A former Pakistan U19 starlet from 2004. Ali has 4 years Premier League experience that started from 2006 at Plympton, then returned to the Devon Premier League in 2008 (Bovey Tracey), 2010 (Torquay) and 11 (Plympton).
During these periods and despite bowling over restrictions, Ali was arguably the top wicket taker in the league during the 4 spells, with 63, 48, 65 and 58.
The stint began at Plympton where in his maiden season, he ended top of the pile with 55 wickets in 14 games at an average of 12.18. He also took home the prizes for the best bowling for his 8-55 and the best average too.
His last engagement was at Plympton again where 58 wickets at 12 a piece with a strike rate of a wicket inside every 4 overs. In 2010, he finished as the leading wicket taker with 59 at 10.61. His season at Bovey saw him end up with 48 league wickets at a miserly average of 9.88 and a strike rate of a wicket every 18th delivery together with 200 league runs.
Ali is a very organised and capable batter too in the middle order and scored 280 runs in 2011 for his club and averages 14 in 4 day cricket with a best of 69.
Ali returned from injury in 2014 for his PIA side and has played 6 games proving his fitnes is back up to the mark and gathered 28 wickets and averaged 18 with the bat. Closing in on 50 FC games, where he has 177 wickets at a commedable average of 24.
This individual is a high class wicket taker, bowls quickly and is UKCC 2 qualified, and simply requires renewal of his Child Protection/First Aid. Above all, a gentleman on and off the field who would prove to be an asset to any employer.
Mohammad Yamin Ahmadzai
Yamin is from Afghanistan, and has played ODI and T20Internationals for his nation.
A 24 year old, new ball bowler, building his FC career in Pakistan under his former National Coach and ex Test seamer, Kabir Khan, now head coach of Habib Bank.
In a fledgling 10 FC game career, Yamin has taken 40 wickets at an impressive 17.62 average.
Played 2 ICC U19 World Cups, in New Zealand and Australia respectively, alongside International tours to UAE and Ireland.
Would require UKCC 2 as part of his engagement, and looking to develop his learning curve in the UK.
Rameeez is a fast bowler who has a bright future predicted for him. Rameez is 25 years old, and played for Pakistan at Under 19, 21 and A teams. Tall, well built and bowls with genuine pace as 168 first class victims in 41 games proves. Rameez shows excellent technique and ability with the bat with an average of 16. Also played as a Professional player in UAE.
Seeking his first league engagement and one that promises to be existing for club and player alike.
Akhtar is another graduate from the World Cup Under 19 team from 2006. He took 3/9 against arch rivals India in the Final. This propelled him to be chased by several top class departments. He was fast tracked into the National Academy and also toured with Pakistan A, before injury struck in 2008. Played a part in KRL’s promotion to Division 1 in 2013/4 and has a 38 FC game career to date. Seeks his first UK engagement and provides a club with a promising fast bowler
Tall, strapping new ball bowler, Faisal Rasheed seeks his first UK league engagement.
The right armer, He hails from the same town that produced Aaqib Javed, Rana Naveed and Mohammad Asif, as well as former Bouncer stable mates in Nadeem Javed and Waqas Chughtai.
Faisal has played 28 First Class matches and bowls at sharp pace. He also has a 4 day best with the bat of 39. He would prove to be a shrewd signing for any level of league club and looks to perform and raise his profile.
Represents Sialkot in Pakistan domestic FC cricket.