With the aggressive methods of T20 cricket now trickling through to ODIs and Tests, Sharjeel Khan could be a vital component of the Pakistan side in the coming years.
Nasir Jamshed made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in the year 2008.
Babar Azam is expected to be the next big thing in Pakistan cricket.
Hem Heath Cricket Club’s Dean Hodson was delighted to sign the Pakistan all-rounder.
The current series between Pakistan and South Africa in the UAE kicked off in scintillating fashion with two Test matches in which the honours were shared evenly. With some phenomenal performances by both sides in the longer form of the game, it was expected that the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series that followed would also follow a similar pattern in terms of the intensity of conflict between the two teams.
A top performer in domestic cricket for a number of years, Punjab-born, Mohammad Ayub Dogar is a right-handed middle order batsman who moved to Sialkot after starting his career at Sheikhupura. He scored over 1,000 First-Class runs in three consecutive seasons and was the second top scorer in the 2011-12 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy with 1,013 runs at an average of 66.55. His excellent form resulted in a call-up to the Pakistan Test squad for the series against Sri Lanka in 2012.
Karachi born all-rounder, Ashar Zaidi’s name came to the fore in the year 2000 when he was picked for the Pakistan Under-19s team which took part in the World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2000. He has also played for the Pakistani domestic side Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) in the Patron’s Trophy, scoring close to a 1,000 runs in two consecutive years.
Pakistani-born Mohammad Azharullah<em>,</em> who represented Multan, Quetta, and WAPDA in Pakistan's domestic cricket is now playing for Northamptonshire in England. In 57 First-Class matches he has taken 204 wickets at an excellent average of 26, and also holds a commendable record in List A cricket.
Pakistan’s squad selection for the inaugural Tweny20 World Cup was perhaps more controversial than usual, with a number of surprising choices. One of these was a 33-year-old Misbah-ul-Haq, selected for what some felt was a young person’s game, in place of Mohammad Yousuf, who at the time was arguably the best batsman in the world.
New Zealand are often dubbed the dark horse’ of international cricket, competing with the top teams despite not being blessed with the kind of world class talent possessed by other nations. A prime example of their sporadic brilliance came in the two-Test series in Sri Lanka, a country renowned for being tough for touring sides, particularly those from outside the subcontinent.