Seam Bowlers

Mohammad Irfan - unavailable 2018

Arguably the tallest bowler in world cricket.  At 7 foot tall, Irfan’s cricketing start was meteoric.  Discovered by website, Pakpassion, devoted to Pakistani cricket, arranged Irfan to train in the Pakistan National Academy. 
 
He impressed many 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. Toured England twice with Pakistan side.
 
Played 4 Tests, 60 ODIs and 20 T20Internationals to date, with 108 International wickets.
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XKXKZXx4nQ

 

Mohammad Asif

Prior to his recent misgivings, Asif has now made a return to Professional cricket.

Highly regarded as one of the best seamers in World Cricket, Asif, continues to take wickets in domestic 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 banked 165 wickets.

So far in the 17/18 winter, Asif has taken 19 wickets at 9 for WAPDA and heading towards 400 FC career wickets.

Earlier in his career, he pro'd in Liverpool and North Staffs with great success.

Would need to undertake the Level 2 and is fully available.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/41411.html

https://www.youtubecom/watch?v=ICApU_BeSvO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zboaTdn_98A

 
 
Rahat Ali
 
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 2018, but one of immense potential and a clear match winning prowess. Would require UKCC 2 for his UK stint.
 
 
  
Sadaf Hussain - signed 2017
 
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. This was followed up with another performing season in the North Staffs League in 2016. A potential golden nugget in any league level.
 
 
 
Ghulam Mudassar
 
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 18 years old and will only add to his pace as his body and experience develop. To date, 59 wickets in 16 matches, at 30.18, with a best of 7/52.
 
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 (35) has played 107 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 479 wickets at 19.06, 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.
 
Returned to the UK in 2017, as a late signing to the North East. An excellent fast bowler, who is more than capable to score very useful runs. Level 2 qualified and happy to assist off the field.
 
 
Ehsan Adil
 

Ehsan (24) years old, progressed through Pakistan's junior ranks, before making his Test debut in South Africa.

Ehsan is a tall, pacey, new ball operator, who was very successful in U19 World Cup in Australia, and part of the 2014 Pakistan World Cup Team.

On the domestic front, he plays for United Bank, where 40 FC games have gathered him 164 wickets at 21.34. 

Ehsan has played 6 ODIs as well as Pakistan A team honours in terms of international experience.

A very handy lower order bat, averaging 17.02 in 4 day cricket, Ehsans abilities provide a club with a cricketer of repute.

Also represented Faisalabad in the Champions League a few years back - would require UKCC2 as part of an engagement.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/547902.html

 
 
Mohammad Sami - unavailable 2018 - due to CPL
 
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, playing his part in taking home a winners medal.
 
Another successful season in the 2nd edition of the PSL, followed, his BPL exploits.  This also saw his inaugural signing for the 2017 Carribean Premier League where he was outstanding in playing his part with Jamaica Tallawahs all the way into the Final.
 
Represented Pakistan in the 2017 Hong Kong Sixes.
 
Sami has over 3,500 First class runs and 598 FC wickets, add to this are 130 Internationals, another near 400 white ball scalps, make this a very high profile acquistion for a league club anywhere in 2017. Would require UKCC Level 2.
 
 
 
Ali Imran Pasha 
 
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.  A return to the Devon League in 2016, saw further decimation of oppostion batters, with 51 wickets at 9.59.  Added to this, were solid returns with the bat, tallying 482 runs at 28.35.
 
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.
 
 
 
Ahmed Bashir
 
Ahmed is a 21 year old, new ball bowler in his 3rd season of FC cricket. Ahmed has pace and clocked at 83 mph (135kph).  In his fledgling career to date, he has scalped 76 wickets in 17 FC matches, with an excellent average of 20.03,  3x5 wicket hauls to date, with a wicket strike rate of 35 balls, proving his talent. He averages a wicket every 30 balls in List A cricket.
 
He shows excellent technique and ability with the bat as he builds his FC career moving forward.  Plays for KRL as his departmental side.
 
Seeking his first league engagement, would require UKCC2 as part of his employment arranging and offers a club the chance to engage a very slippery fast bowler.
 
 
 
Zohaib Shera
 
Twenty seven year old, Zohaib, is a quick bowler, who seems to creep up on the inside in FC cricket.
 
Moving into his 7th FC season, in the cricket hot bed of Karachi, Zohaib has an excellent return of 136 wickets in a 34 game career to date.
 
This includes 9x5 wicket hauls, a red ball average of 23.94 and best of 7/42. He took a hat trick on FC debut.
 
Represents Pakistan TV (PTV) in the 2017/18 domestic winter, as well as Karachi Blues. Zohaib plays his FC cricket alongside seasoned Internationals, such as Mohammad Sami, Faisal Iqbal, and is coached at PTV by former Pak player, Mohammad Wasim (26 Tests).  Last year, he played for United Bank (UBL), under Younis Khan's leadership, playing along with other internationals, Hammad Azam, Rumma Raees, Shan Masood.  Prior to UBL, he was under the tutelege of former Pakistan captain, Rashid Latif, at Port Qasim in FC cricket.  All speak well of his abilities.
 
His prior FC seasons have yielded (2012/13 - 11 wickets at 13.54), 13/14 - 40 wickets at 18.67, 14/15 - 18 wickets at 21.55, 15/16 - 27 wickets at 22.29, 16/17 - 14 wickets at 34.35. The latest 17/18 seson has also started well, with 11 wickets at  24.36
 
For a player who hasnt played UK league cricket, Zohaib offers a prospective employer, a highly skilled quick bowler, who generates 82-83mph pace bowling left arm over.  Would require UKCC 2.
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Asad Ali

 

Asad is an experienced league professional, with several years Premiership apperances in North Staffs under his belt.

Able to hit the deck hard and bowl for long periods, Asad has been unlucky to have just 6 International Caps to show for his hard efforts and toils.

Made his FC debut in 2005, and since amassed 662 career victims in all formats, Asad has 31 instances of 5wi with the red ball, combined with 126 List A and 57 T20 scalps.

Played the vast majority of his cricket under Misbah ul Haq, who saw him as his go to man for Sui Gas, who were 4 times consecutive domestic champs.  A bowler who seams the ball at 80-82 mph, Asad relies on consistency to pick his wickets up.  He has represented Pak A and toured West Indies, Zimbabwe, England with the National Side, as well as Hong Kong and Pak U25 honours.

His 8 seasons in the UK, have seen him score nearly 2000 runs and 569 wickets, at an incredible 12.69 average, with 51 'Michelles - this includes 10/51 in one premiership league fixture!

Asad is a very amiable cricketer, who is Level 2 qualified who offers juniors and seniors members masses of advice on and off the field and a resplendent fast bowler.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/222728.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXkY7-SiXs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igTIYCLtnPo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_5XPqJhxJg

 

Saif ur Rehman

Another young seam bowler (21)  building his way in FC cricket.

Saif represents Lahore Whites and is in his 3rd season, career wise. Capable of bowling with the new ball or first change Saif has the ability to swing the ball both ways and is quicker than 'medium ace' as per suggested by 'Cricinfo'.

Played 12 FC matches to date, with 31 wickets at 28.06 proving very credible. Has a batting best of 34.

Looking for his maiden UK engagement and would require the UKCC Level  as part of an engagement. Saif, being a left arm quickie provides a club with a rare new ball bowler, who will score useful runs.

http:www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/935845.html

 

Shahadat Hossain

The lanky seamer from Dhaka, played 10 years of top flight level.

Still 31 years of age, and plenty in the tank, Shahadat keeps plugging away at FC level.

Made his International debut in 2005 and is the only Bangladeshi bowler whose name is etched in the Lords honours award for his 5/98.

Affectionately known as 'Rajib', he is also distinguished a bowler to record an ODI hat-trick.

Having played across the globe, and garnered 38 Test, 51 ODI and 6T20International appearances, 'Rajib' has the ability to nip the ball both ways and deliver at sharp pace.  His Test best is 6/27 v a very strong SA side.

He has played 100 FC matches, 112 List A and 19 T20 games, snaring 368 career wickets.

Seeking a 1st UK league engagement and would not be out of place at any level.  Would require UKCC 2 as part of any employment.  Provides a club with immense experience, motivation and the desire to achieve success.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/player/56149.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjku7WDIz84

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t1l3-vCGZ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5MtjE3fNAk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQyoMvunm2E

 

 

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