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    [VIDEOS/PICTURES] LQ sends Yasir Jan for a training & coaching program at MCC & Watford Town CC

    Ambidextrous Bowling Prodigy Going to MCC

    The Pakistan Super League team from Lahore, the Lahore Qalandars initiated a talent hunt canvassing all of Punjab in its first year of inception and set the bar high for anyone wanting to attempt such a comprehensive activity in the future. This hunt, dubbed the “Rising Stars” initiative, returned fruits of over 113,000 registrations from aspiring talent at eight locations across Punjab. “When we bought this franchise, the vision was to one day conduct such a massive activity on an annual basis that would one day form the pipeline to not only Pakistan cricket but a pathway to a brighter, greater Pakistan through empowered youth. We now stand at the threshold of being able to do so sustainably and I am proud of the team who has made this happen and trust they will only grow it further,” said a beaming Fawad Rana, owner of the Lahore Qalandars, when contacted for comment on the Rising Stars.

    An activity spanning almost two months across the eight stations, took its toll but also gave the team some spectacular talent. “Each one on the organizing team lost at least a stone during the hunt but it has been worth it – we found gems like Irfan and Yasir, and rediscovered some the system had lost too. I believe this Rising Stars initiative will continue on to become Pakistan’s future pipeline of cricket talent,” Aqib Javed, Director of Cricket for Lahore Qalandars added about the event.

    During the Rising Stars talent hunt, of the total players registered, the selected few are put into squads of 16 to form a team representing each city. The best of these 128 aspirants in 2016 were selected to form a match-tested 16-person squad to represent the Lahore Qalandars Rising Stars in an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Sydney and participate in a tri-series against the best youth players of the region as well as play in the Emirates Twenty20. Four of these Rising Stars got the chance to be part of PSL 2016 – M. Irfan, Jr., Saif Badar, Ghulam Muddassar and Usman Qadir, of whom Irfan, a brick-maker from Faisalabad, featured in 7 of a total of 8 Qalandars matches!

    Jazz and PCB along with Royal Palm supported the initiative and played a major role in empowering the talented youth of Punjab, to the extent that the Final ceremony Chief Guest, Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, lauded the effort as tremendous, even citing as an activity the scale of which governments execute.

    Through this talent hunt, the Lahore Qalandars came across a unique bowler, Yasir Jan – the first ambidextrous quick bowler of Pakistan. A mercurial individual who is able to bowl exceptionally quick with both hands with great intent without any formal coaching, the Qalandars saw an opportunity to nurture and develop this talent into something potentially great for the nation. In a continuation of that vision, Yasir Jan is now being sent for a cricket grooming and training program in Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and Watford Town Cricket Club where his skills will be harnessed and he will receive extensive cricket training from the best the cricketing world has to offer at the home of cricket. CEO of Lahore Qalandars, Atif Rana, speaking on Yasir Jan, had this to say: “Yasir is a special talent, the only ambidextrous fast bowler of Pakistan. His development is extremely important to both us as well as to Pakistani cricket. Not every individual with raw talent is discovered, and even less so, encouraged. We want to ensure Yasir has every opportunity to develop as a cricketer and an individual hone his unique talent. Our alliance with MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) allows us to send him to England for that development and cricket training.”

    29th July - 15th September - current period

    Training was supposed to start in May but due to visa processing. He left in July.
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    Ambidextrous Bowling Prodigy Going to MCC

    The Pakistan Super League team from Lahore, the Lahore Qalandars initiated a talent hunt canvassing all of Punjab in its first year of inception and set the bar high for anyone wanting to attempt such a comprehensive activity in the future. This hunt, dubbed the “Rising Stars” initiative, returned fruits of over 113,000 registrations from aspiring talent at eight locations across Punjab. “When we bought this franchise, the vision was to one day conduct such a massive activity on an annual basis that would one day form the pipeline to not only Pakistan cricket but a pathway to a brighter, greater Pakistan through empowered youth. We now stand at the threshold of being able to do so sustainably and I am proud of the team who has made this happen and trust they will only grow it further,” said a beaming Fawad Rana, owner of the Lahore Qalandars, when contacted for comment on the Rising Stars.

    An activity spanning almost two months across the eight stations, took its toll but also gave the team some spectacular talent. “Each one on the organizing team lost at least a stone during the hunt but it has been worth it – we found gems like Irfan and Yasir, and rediscovered some the system had lost too. I believe this Rising Stars initiative will continue on to become Pakistan’s future pipeline of cricket talent,” Aqib Javed, Director of Cricket for Lahore Qalandars added about the event.

    During the Rising Stars talent hunt, of the total players registered, the selected few are put into squads of 16 to form a team representing each city. The best of these 128 aspirants in 2016 were selected to form a match-tested 16-person squad to represent the Lahore Qalandars Rising Stars in an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Sydney and participate in a tri-series against the best youth players of the region as well as play in the Emirates Twenty20. Four of these Rising Stars got the chance to be part of PSL 2016 – M. Irfan, Jr., Saif Badar, Ghulam Muddassar and Usman Qadir, of whom Irfan, a brick-maker from Faisalabad, featured in 7 of a total of 8 Qalandars matches!

    Jazz and PCB along with Royal Palm supported the initiative and played a major role in empowering the talented youth of Punjab, to the extent that the Final ceremony Chief Guest, Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, lauded the effort as tremendous, even citing as an activity the scale of which governments execute.

    Through this talent hunt, the Lahore Qalandars came across a unique bowler, Yasir Jan – the first ambidextrous quick bowler of Pakistan. A mercurial individual who is able to bowl exceptionally quick with both hands with great intent without any formal coaching, the Qalandars saw an opportunity to nurture and develop this talent into something potentially great for the nation. In a continuation of that vision, Yasir Jan is now being sent for a cricket grooming and training program in Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and Watford Town Cricket Club where his skills will be harnessed and he will receive extensive cricket training from the best the cricketing world has to offer at the home of cricket. CEO of Lahore Qalandars, Atif Rana, speaking on Yasir Jan, had this to say: “Yasir is a special talent, the only ambidextrous fast bowler of Pakistan. His development is extremely important to both us as well as to Pakistani cricket. Not every individual with raw talent is discovered, and even less so, encouraged. We want to ensure Yasir has every opportunity to develop as a cricketer and an individual hone his unique talent. Our alliance with MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) allows us to send him to England for that development and cricket training.”
    All aesthetics and nothing more !! when you realize that Lahore Qalandars have been the worst franchise in both the seasons combined do you actually fathom how pointless this entire charade was. These talent hunt programs never will give you a proper cricketers whatsoever. We tried this same experiment with Irfan and it got us nowhere and now we're basically trying the same formula again via route B

    If we really want to change our cricket we would need to invest in Institutions and grass root level structure and only then we'd actually generate some sort of a player pipeline.

    All our current top FC players are proven domestic performers and these types of seasoned campaigners going through many systems enable us to produce a high qualify finished product aka a test cricketer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    All aesthetics and nothing more !! when you realize that Lahore Qalandars have been the worst franchise in both the seasons combined do you actually fathom how pointless this entire charade was. These talent hunt programs never will give you a proper cricketers whatsoever. We tried this same experiment with Irfan and it got us nowhere and now we're basically trying the same formula again via route B

    If we really want to change our cricket we would need to invest in Institutions and grass root level structure and only then we'd actually generate some sort of a player pipeline.

    All our current top FC players are proven domestic performers and these types of seasoned campaigners going through many systems enable us to produce a high qualify finished product aka a test cricketer
    Wait till these kids start to mature and you'll realize why Qalandars are ahead of every other PSL team. These are long term investments and will pay off.

    The top 16 selected from this talent hunt are part of a year long Qalandars program. This isn't just one off and done like other talent hunt camps.


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    Good stuff. Is Yasir going alone or are they sending the others as well?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    Good stuff. Is Yasir going alone or are they sending the others as well?
    From the press release, it sounds like just Yasir is being sent.


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    Watford Town cricket club! I've played against them! Good news though, ambidextrous pacer is every captain's dream, hope he is accurate as well though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    Wait till these kids start to mature and you'll realize why Qalandars are ahead of every other PSL team. These are long term investments and will pay off.

    The top 16 selected from this talent hunt are part of a year long Qalandars program. This isn't just one off and done like other talent hunt camps.
    Irrespective of whether the Qalandars do well or not, if they can start discovering and developing players that go on to help the National Team they are a top team in my book.

    I usually don't refer to football while trying to make a point about cricket, but in the EPL particularly the big teams in the past two decades haven't really nurtured their own talents. The roots of the golden English team of the 2010's could be traced back to academies of clubs like West Ham, Leeds United, Southampton FC etc.

    Point being that even though these clubs during the past two decades never achieved much of anything, in fact all three got relegated at some points, their youth development work and academy status is unparalleled in English football.

    LQ legacy can be similar to these three atleast in the earlier parts of it's so far brief history. The opportunities and exposure for Fakhar Zaman paid great dividends when the Champions Trophy came around. Qalandars can finish last again and give another talent opportunity like they did to Fakhar and they will be alright in my book.

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    Good initiative, LQ's owner seems to be a genuine cricket lover with long term focus. Investment on youth takes lots of good wills, because it doesn't pay back quickly & doesn't ensure garunteed succes. Most T20 franchise are run by people more interested in showmanship than cricket.

    Personally, I think PAK should send young batsmen to MCC academy (or Centre for Cricket Excellence, Brisbane) than bowlers, because there is enough domestic resources to mentor such youngster pacers or spinners, but not sure about batting. May be it was a bit of image building effort as well, since the kid is hyped as boy wonder. Still great initiative - hope at least at one arm he can become a Wahab or Gul. Anything better will be bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Good initiative, LQ's owner seems to be a genuine cricket lover with long term focus. Investment on youth takes lots of good wills, because it doesn't pay back quickly & doesn't ensure garunteed succes. Most T20 franchise are run by people more interested in showmanship than cricket.

    Personally, I think PAK should send young batsmen to MCC academy (or Centre for Cricket Excellence, Brisbane) than bowlers, because there is enough domestic resources to mentor such youngster pacers or spinners, but not sure about batting. May be it was a bit of image building effort as well, since the kid is hyped as boy wonder. Still great initiative - hope at least at one arm he can become a Wahab or Gul. Anything better will be bonus.
    I think, they will send batsman too and have sent. The camp in Aus must have helped Saif Badar and co. And hopefully few will be tried in Sa team too, like Rana Fawad said. Also, another thing I like is, and a thing you don't see in franchise cricket much, is continuity. Despite finishing last two seasons continious, they are contuning with Pady Upton and Baz. Also, the other infrastructure of Aqib etc. And this is the continuity will allow LQ management to plan ahead and plan big. With the big picture in mind. I remeber, Gary Kristen complaning when he was acked bu Delhi that franchises don't give you opportunity tto improve year on year. You can't plan long term etc. Not the case in LQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    All aesthetics and nothing more !! when you realize that Lahore Qalandars have been the worst franchise in both the seasons combined do you actually fathom how pointless this entire charade was. These talent hunt programs never will give you a proper cricketers whatsoever. We tried this same experiment with Irfan and it got us nowhere and now we're basically trying the same formula again via route B

    If we really want to change our cricket we would need to invest in Institutions and grass root level structure and only then we'd actually generate some sort of a player pipeline.

    All our current top FC players are proven domestic performers and these types of seasoned campaigners going through many systems enable us to produce a high qualify finished product aka a test cricketer
    The funny thing is that in the Lahore qalandars tournament for emerging players the best players were those already in domestic cricket. For eg this Irfan guy was already an fc cricketer

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    Good to see this but it worries me that they are having to send a young Pakistani cricketer outisde the country to get some decent coaching.

    What does that say about local coaching talent in Pakistan.



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    Looks bang mediocre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Good to see this but it worries me that they are having to send a young Pakistani cricketer outisde the country to get some decent coaching.

    What does that say about local coaching talent in Pakistan.
    More to do with analysing and getting the right judgment passed. Don't think a local Pakistani coach can analyse and provide solid judgement based on the video tapes.

    We can certainly do well by keeping him away from Aqib Javed and the likes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Looks bang mediocre
    He isn't special with either hand tbf he's only making headlines because he can bowl with both arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Looks bang mediocre
    how can u say that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Looks bang mediocre
    100%

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    @Chief Destroyer views ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadida97 View Post
    They're working on alignment.


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    Looks very average in these videos. Im hoping he is bowling very much within himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Googly View Post
    Looks very average in these videos. Im hoping he is bowling very much within himself.
    Guys please, this neither was his full run up nor it was his full pace. I am not saying he is extraordinary or something like that but it was just his shortened run up while working on his bowling action.

    I would have liked him to be atleast outstanding at one arm. Lets see how is he if he plays some cricket.

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    Ambidextrous bowler set to test England ahead of crucial West Indies clash

    Modern teams like to prepare for every eventuality and England will take it to a next level next week when they face an ambidextrous bowler in the run up to the third Test against West Indies.

    Pakistan quick Yasir Jan, who has been training with the MCC Young Cricketers and playing for Watford Town this summer, will bowl at England and West Indies during the two days leading into the third Test.

    Yasir’s has been training at Lord’s as part of the MCC’s World Cricket Committee’s commitment to help the development of Pakistani cricket.

    Yasir was discovered last year during a talent search by the Pakistan Super League franchise, the Lahore Qalanders, which held auditions for budding fast bowlers in eight locations across the Punjab. The 21 year-old is said to reach 90-mph with his right hand and is ten mph slower with his left.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2...l-west-indies/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Ambidextrous bowler set to test England ahead of crucial West Indies clash

    Modern teams like to prepare for every eventuality and England will take it to a next level next week when they face an ambidextrous bowler in the run up to the third Test against West Indies.

    Pakistan quick Yasir Jan, who has been training with the MCC Young Cricketers and playing for Watford Town this summer, will bowl at England and West Indies during the two days leading into the third Test.

    Yasir’s has been training at Lord’s as part of the MCC’s World Cricket Committee’s commitment to help the development of Pakistani cricket.

    Yasir was discovered last year during a talent search by the Pakistan Super League franchise, the Lahore Qalanders, which held auditions for budding fast bowlers in eight locations across the Punjab. The 21 year-old is said to reach 90-mph with his right hand and is ten mph slower with his left.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2...l-west-indies/
    At this rate they might as well send his video analysis to every possible team he could play against. That way everyone will all have footage of him even before he gets a chance to play a game.

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    https://www.lords.org/news/2017/sept...-with-mcc-ycs/

    MCC has announced that talented Pakistani ambidextrous bowler Yasir Jan will be training with the MCC Young Cricketers for the final few weeks of the season.

    The announcement comes after it was confirmed that Jan will be joining Watford Town Cricket Club for the latter part of the summer.

    Jan will train at Lord’s with the MCC Young Cricketers squad and gain the benefit of working with MCC coaching staff, including one-on-one sessions with Head Coach Steve Kirby.

    He has been granted a short-term visa to visit the United Kingdom to aid his cricketing development. In addition to his time training with MCC, he will gain experience of playing club cricket in the Hertfordshire Cricket League for Watford Town as a non-professional amateur overseas player.

    This initiative began with a pledge by the MCC World Cricket committee to Shaharyar Khan, former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, and Ramiz Raja, Member of the World Cricket committee, for MCC to help some of the young aspiring talent in Pakistan, which is likely to have suffered with there being no international cricket played there since 2010.

    The 19-year old was identified in 2016 by Lahore Qalandars, who ran an open talent programme named ‘Jazz Rising Stars’ in association with local telecommunications giant, Jazz Mobilink.

    The move has been made possible through a link with Gulfraz Riaz, the Cricket Development Manager at the Club Cricket Conference and senior figure at Watford Town CC.

    Kirby said: “Thanks to Lahore Qalandars/Jazz Mobilink’s foresight and innovative thinking in establishing the ‘Jazz Rising Stars’ talent hunt, which is fully backed by the Pakistan Cricket Board, we have created a strong partnership with the Club Cricket Conference and Watford Town Cricket Club.

    “The partnership has allowed us to come to an arrangement whereby this exciting young bowler can further his development with the help of MCC’s facilities and coaches.

    “His talents are so exciting and we hope we can help nurture him as a player and as a person

    “MCC is always trying to pioneer innovative ways to move the game forwards both nationally and internationally, and with Yasir’s unique ambidextrous talents, it shows where the game could take the next leap forward.

    “His talents are so exciting and we hope we can help nurture him as a player and as a person, and give him a life experience he will never forget. We will also be arranging English lessons which will be important in his overall personal development for the future.

    “I am really excited about this project and also where we can possibly take our vision of supporting talent from other international countries in the future.”


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    I am just curious to know that can LQ or similar organisation from Pakistan strike a deal with MCC and affiliated clubs to nurture some batsman and WKs from Pakistan?Let them use the facilities and coaching staff at MCC and matches at the clubs.

    There are a lot of young players that can benifit hugely from this experience like Saif Badar,Umair Masood,Rohail Nazir to name a few.

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    Looks like he collapses after bowling with his left arm.

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    Hope he lives up to the hype at least with one arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExpressPacer View Post
    Looks like he collapses after bowling with his left arm.
    reminds me of ashish nehra


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    So is he going to focus on being a righty, leftie or both ?


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    I was at Watford Town CC yesterday as umpiring a match and will be there today as well. I also play in the Hertfordshire cricket league myself. Watford Town CC first team are in a high division and the quality of cricket in that division is very good. In the Hertfordshire league, the highest league is Premier Division which is almost professional level, in fact Owais Shah, Monty Panesar play in that Division as did JJ Smuts a couple of seasons ago and he now plays for South Africa. Next is the Championship, then Division one, then Division two A which is what Jan played in. The league is big so below two A, there is two B, three A, three B, four A, four B and it goes on for a very long time. In total there are about 27 divisions. Looked online to see how Jan was doing and only found this link to a match he was playing in

    http://watfordtown.play-cricket.com/...esults/3081652

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    How tall is Yasir btw ?

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    What on earth is that grip- is he trying to bowl spin?

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    Is he trying to bowl leg spin or something?

    And is there any news regarding how he is bowling against West Indies in the nets and for Watford?
    Do people who have played against him think he is a good bowler? Does someone know?
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    Left arm medium fast
    Right arm fast medium
    Right arm leg spin...

    Is that enough, or does he even bowl off spin?

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    A lot of problems in his technique. His non bowling arm is supposed to be diagonal instead of front facing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    I will reserve my judgement until I see him bowl properly, but I hope his performances match the hype that surrounds him.

    Any update on whether he will be playing PSL 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    I will reverse my judgement until I see him bowl properly, but I hope his performances match the hype that surrounds him.

    Any update on whether he will be playing PSL 3?
    No update but I imagine PSL 3 will be too early for him tbh. Might be in the squad though. The fact that he's yet to really play any competitive cricket shows that he probably isn't up to it just yet; the likes of Irfan jr. are ahead of him in the pecking order.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    No update but I imagine PSL 3 will be too early for him tbh. Might be in the squad though. The fact that he's yet to really play any competitive cricket shows that he probably isn't up to it just yet; the likes of Irfan jr. are ahead of him in the pecking order.
    I suspect you are right- it will be interesting to see whether he fades into oblivion or actually makes his mark.

    I don't like the fact he was bowling spin in the nets to the Windies and English players, as it just comes across a little gimmicky to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaik View Post
    Left arm medium fast
    Right arm fast medium
    Right arm leg spin...

    Is that enough, or does he even bowl off spin?
    Can also bowl teesra with either hand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by predictablyunpredictable View Post
    How tall is Yasir btw ?
    Looks 6'0. About an inch or so taller than Saqi in the pic.

    Edit nvm, same height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    Looks 6'0. About an inch or so taller than Saqi in the pic.

    Edit nvm, same height.
    I always thought Saqlan was 5 7"/8

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    What on earth is that grip- is he trying to bowl spin?
    yes he bowled spin as well... from both hands..
    yasir said Windies batsman were shocked seeing him bowl everything..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amirforpresident View Post
    Is he trying to bowl leg spin or something?

    And is there any news regarding how he is bowling against West Indies in the nets and for Watford?
    Do people who have played against him think he is a good bowler? Does someone know?
    See my post for updates on his performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by predictablyunpredictable View Post
    I always thought Saqlan was 5 7"/8
    That's because he has a lot of pics next to Wasim who is a bit of a giant in comparison, so underwhelms him.


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    A lot of attention being given to a guy who no one truly knows if he is destined to succeed as a right hand or a left handed bowler.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    yes he bowled spin as well... from both hands..
    yasir said Windies batsman were shocked seeing him bowl everything..
    Yes I read that, thanks. As I have commented above it comes across gimmicky to me.

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    Hearing that Yasir really struggled. 3 wickets in 5 games.

    Also people suggesting that he was bowling at 70mph.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Hearing that Yasir really struggled. 3 wickets in 5 games.

    Also people suggesting that he was bowling at 70mph.
    Think the hype machine does go overboard.


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    not surprising, complete novelty to be able to bowl with both hands


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    Just stick with one arm that Yasir is good at if he wants to play Pakistan domestic cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    yes he bowled spin as well... from both hands..
    yasir said Windies batsman were shocked seeing him bowl everything..
    It's a gimmick

    I don't know how is that any useful when you are good at nothing. Should never encourage any youngster to be like him.

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    I said this when the LQ development team came to Sydney. He was the least impressive out of the lot and the slowest, hence he couldn't manage to even break into the XI.

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    I think people need to be careful with what is being said and announced by these PSL franchises as a lot of it is not accurate.



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    Watched him play for Watford Town CC and by watching with the naked eye he was not bowling quicker than 70mph - other lads were playing who have been clocked previously at 75-80mph and he didn't look anywhere near as quick.
    Struggled with new ball and came back and took a wicket in his second spell. A 14 year old (who plays for England under 15’s) was playing him with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    I said this when the LQ development team came to Sydney. He was the least impressive out of the lot and the slowest, hence he couldn't manage to even break into the XI.
    Who was the most skillfull and who was the fastest?
    Who impressed you the most?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amirforpresident View Post
    Who was the most skillfull and who was the fastest?
    Who impressed you the most?
    Mohammad Umar and Ehtisham are the fastest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak_Stars View Post
    Watched him play for Watford Town CC and by watching with the naked eye he was not bowling quicker than 70mph - other lads were playing who have been clocked previously at 75-80mph and he didn't look anywhere near as quick.
    Struggled with new ball and came back and took a wicket in his second spell. A 14 year old (who plays for England under 15’s) was playing him with ease.
    If this is true, that's pretty pathetic from Aqib to lie to a whole nation just for some cheap publicity.


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    Well that is a downer

    He shouldn't feel dejected, if he wants to play cricket at the highest level should go and work hard on his game.

    Should focus on one arm and go from there. Currently, doesn't have the physique to be a pace bowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    If this is true, that's pretty pathetic from Aqib to lie to a whole nation just for some cheap publicity.
    Par for the course as far as he is concerned

    After all he is the one who destroyed wo generation s of under 19 World Cup winners as head of NCA

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    and now LQ is claiming of another discovery Haris Rauf who have bowled at 92.5
    dont be surprised if he turns out to be yasir jan version 2



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    Cricket is a specialist game, still - such skills doesn't work. Knew, he was more for circus shows than cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langau View Post
    and now LQ is claiming of another discovery Haris Rauf who have bowled at 92.5
    dont be surprised if he turns out to be yasir jan version 2
    There will be a tournament after the talent hunt camps so we'll be able to see if he actually has pace. They held Yasir from playing last year's tournament.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Langau View Post
    and now LQ is claiming of another discovery Haris Rauf who have bowled at 92.5
    dont be surprised if he turns out to be yasir jan version 2
    They never discovered him he was already playing in Islamabad.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak_Stars View Post
    Watched him play for Watford Town CC and by watching with the naked eye he was not bowling quicker than 70mph - other lads were playing who have been clocked previously at 75-80mph and he didn't look anywhere near as quick.
    Struggled with new ball and came back and took a wicket in his second spell. A 14 year old (who plays for England under 15’s) was playing him with ease.
    This is consistent with what people are saying who watched him in England.

    Seems like it's all hype with PSL teams trying to outdo each other with their fantasy discoveries.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    They never discovered him he was already playing in Islamabad.
    is he really that fast or they are saying it just for publicity?



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    Aqib Javed would lose all my respect if it is true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langau View Post
    is he really that fast or they are saying it just for publicity?
    If he was bowling at 92mph he would not be discovered at one of these trials, he would already be on the radar of a regional team or first class team.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Langau View Post
    is he really that fast or they are saying it just for publicity?
    One can verify once he plays for Gunjranwala in the rising star tournament; hopefully they don't hide him like they did with Jan during this tournament.

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    What happened to Lahore Qalandar Yasir Jan?

    I thought Aqib Javed said he will feature this year but did not hear anything about him. Does anyone know if he is lost in the system or still need time to come to international level? Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by syedahsan View Post
    I thought Aqib Javed said he will feature this year but did not hear anything about him. Does anyone know if he is lost in the system or still need time to come to international level? Thx
    Don't expect too much is all I will say.

    PSL teams and their owners have a habit of hyping up players and before you know it they are nowhere to be seen.

    Yasir Jan came to England and frankly the MCC coaches were stunned at how poor he was.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Don't expect too much is all I will say.

    PSL teams and their owners have a habit of hyping up players and before you know it they are nowhere to be seen.

    Yasir Jan came to England and frankly the MCC coaches were stunned at how poor he was.
    It was Aqib Javed who hyped this guy up not the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    It was Aqib Javed who hyped this guy up not the owner.
    Not just Aaqib Javed.

    I guess you didn't get the press releases from LQ that we were receiving.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Don't expect too much is all I will say.

    PSL teams and their owners have a habit of hyping up players and before you know it they are nowhere to be seen.

    Yasir Jan came to England and frankly the MCC coaches were stunned at how poor he was.
    Now that is something really embarrassing


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    Was this guy bowling at 85 mph plus in front of the LQ owner and Aqib Javed? How on earth would they hype this guy so much if he is just a 70 mph trundler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricFan2012 View Post
    Now that is something really embarrassing
    I know someone involved with the club Yasir Jan was playing for in club cricket in the UK. He was struggling to get kids of 14 or 15 out.

    His speed when he was working with the MCC coaches was around 75mph.



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    I heard an interview with Yasir Jan where he was really proud to be able to bowl with both hands... 70 mph is the pace a spinner bowls. Shocking.


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