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    Not bad considering he is just returning to cricket after a few months, and he got dengue.

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    Lets hope he shows sign of improvement in 2nd inns , otherwise it will be risky to play him and Abbas together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Shaheen Shah Afridi - 2 wkt for 107 Runs for Northern vs S Punjab in Round 5 of QEA
    Not bad from the champ on his comeback match. Best bowler in Pakistan.

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    Gold platinum level bowler. Top class.
    protect this man. nurture him.
    Keep him safe.
    National jewel
    national pride.

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    Waqar Younis on Shaheen's bowling in 1st Test vs Australia 2019

    "I think if we look at all Pakistan bowlers in this game, then Shaheen Shah Afridi has bowled the best so far, unfortunately we were unlucky that he could not get wickets at the right time and they have experienced batsmen who do not waste an opportunity to score"


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    Brutal learning curve.

    Poor guy hasn't any runs to work with.

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    good learning curve for him.. I like his bowling action and attitude.. If he can learn to swing the bowl a bit more he can be lethal.. few sessions with Akram and lots of practice and hard work will sort him out.
    I hope the system of pcb does not ruin him.

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    Analysis of Shaheen Afridi's performance early on Day 1 of 2nd Test vs Australia


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    Shaheen Shah Afridi speaking about his wicket at Tea.


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    He will only get better. india lost in 2014 too when they had young ishant, shami and relatively new umesh.

    Shaheen will get better in the next tour. Guanrateed he will perform in the n3xt away series.

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    At this stage of his career he needs a mentor yet he is being forced to mentor others while learning on the job himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    He will only get better. india lost in 2014 too when they had young ishant, shami and relatively new umesh.

    Shaheen will get better in the next tour. Guanrateed he will perform in the n3xt away series.
    Lol. That was Ishant's third tour of Australia and Umesh's second. Only Shami was relatively inexperienced.

    But yeah. I got your point.

  13. #173
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    "See his feet aren't quite aligned, which means it's hard for him to swing the ball into the right hander.

    "But it's easier to hit the pitch and take it away from the right hander. That's what's making him so dangerous (to Labuschagne)."

    Glen McGrath on Shaheen Shah Afridi (via #7 Twitter)



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    Fielding issues for Shaheen?




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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    "See his feet aren't quite aligned, which means it's hard for him to swing the ball into the right hander.

    "But it's easier to hit the pitch and take it away from the right hander. That's what's making him so dangerous (to Labuschagne)."

    Glen McGrath on Shaheen Shah Afridi (via #7 Twitter)

    What is Waqar doing? Waqar fans would attack Azhar Mehmood every game and now i see silence. No question marks are being raised. This is criminal if Waqar can't fix it then he should just leave with the idea of being a professional coach. Its seems like Waqar is only there for paychecks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Fielding issues for Shaheen?


    Did this at the Gabba as well.

    Apparently his eye sight isn’t the greatest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Did this at the Gabba as well.

    Apparently his eye sight isnít the greatest.

    Lenses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Did this at the Gabba as well.

    Apparently his eye sight isn’t the greatest.
    How do you explain this? bad shoes?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Lenses?
    Iím not sure what the exact issue is but Wasim mentioned the fact on commentary a couple of times last test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Iím not sure what the exact issue is but Wasim mentioned the fact on commentary a couple of times last test.
    Is Wasim really a trustworthy source? The guy has been an embarrassment in the comm box. Wouldnít be surprised if heís just assuming it based on Shaheenís squinty look.

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    His fielding is a real concern. Fielding is about application and work ethic. He has somehow managed to get worse in fielding since his debut.

    He really needs to improve his fielding. I thought he bowled well.

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    David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne plundered centuries as Australia dominated the opening day of the 2nd Test against Pakistan in Adelaide on Friday. Explosive opener David Warner brought up his second century in as many Tests, exposing not only Pakistan's listless bowling attack but also the visitors' clumsy fielding in the day-night clash. In the 42nd over of the day bowled by Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, stationed at fine leg, could not stop the ball played by Warner out to the deep. Afridi kept jogging the opposite way to where the ball ended up. Then in the 58th over, Warner played a front foot drive that went past the cover for four runs. The ball had nearly come to a stop as Afridi kicked it into the fence.

    "Shaheen Shah was in la la land at fine leg," Wasim Akram, who is on commentary duty for the series, said.

    "Yasir Shah and Shan Masood were probably yawning. That's the problem with Pakistan cricket. They should be on the ball.

    "Nobody was backing up and you as a fielder, it doesn't matter how inexperienced you are, you set yourself, new batsman in, they just came out, I'll probably start five-ten yards inside the boundary line not on the boundary," Akram added.

    Warner continued the rich vein of home form as he brought up his 23rd Test century off 156 balls with a single from spinner Yasir Shah.

    Warner hit 12 fours in a near faultless innings, ably supported by number three Labuschagne who followed up his 185 at the Gabba - a maiden Test hundred - by getting another in Adelaide.

    The 25-year-old slapped 14 fours, under lights and against an attack that struggled to make the most of conditions.

    Australia lead the two-match series 1-0 after winning the opening Test by an inning and five runs.

    https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/aust...tralia-2140864


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    Overrated

    Proves that height is not everything in Australia. There is no justification for such poor returns.

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    Another wicket for Shaheen!



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    And one more for Shaheen Shah Afridi - Smith!



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    If there ever was a case of one bowler being let down by the rest of the attack itís right here. Shaheen deserved a lot better around him.

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    Donít dare to criticize Shaheen.

    He is our best bowler by a mile.

    Such a gem.

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    Naseem has to play with him

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Odd_One View Post
    Overrated

    Proves that height is not everything in Australia. There is no justification for such poor returns.
    At 19 he is taking wickets @35 under 3 rpo in an attack where everyone is going for 5's and 6's him and Babar are the only 2 who look international standard here

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    shining light. future Great.

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    Already a very good LOI bowler, stats very strong and performed in WC. Tests will only get better, early for him for to be the spearhead of the attack but that looks the case.

    Looking forward to him bowling at home against SL in tests - get his tail up.

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    Misbah on Shaheen Shah Afridi

    "Shaheen was the one bowler who was bowling 140+ after bowling 26-27 overs. The good thing was that the thing he was lacking in SA, that his energy levels weren't consistent was much improved. He was the standout bowler. He maintained his pace in all his spells and his control was also good"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boi View Post
    If there ever was a case of one bowler being let down by the rest of the attack it’s right here. Shaheen deserved a lot better around him.
    Very well put.

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    Shaheen getting some swing away from the left-hander, good to see.


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    I read he is injured. What happend?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IAJ View Post
    I read he is injured. What happend?
    It was minor, he was back on the field later and bowled.


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    SSA - the falcon is back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    It was minor, he was back on the field later and bowled.
    Well that’s good to hear, thank you.


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    Yeh jahaan cheez kya hai Loh-o-Qalam tere hain

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    ssa

    Shaheen's wicket on Day 1


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    Shaheen Shah Afridi speaking to the press:

    "Whenever we have had a chance in the ground, we have given it our 100%; We will try tomorrow to put in a good effort with the new ball"

    "Its a question of taking one more wicket and then the tail will start"

    "I did my T20I debut in Karachi in front of our crowd and it feels good; I am happy that my brother played a Test match against Sri Lanka; I felt very good when I took the first wicket in this game"

    "Bowlers are getting a lot of help from the weather as they are able to swing and seam the ball, but the only chance of getting a wicket is by bowling consistently at the same spot"

    "I have no doubt that our batsmen are very good and they will handle the conditions"

    "Who doesnt want to bowl out the opposition on a small total? We would hope to have them out for 15 runs if we could - All the bowlers are trying their best and we have taken the new ball, and we will try and get them out below 300 runs"

    Question : How is your understanding with the Coach and Captain?
    SSA: Ask me another question - then remarks on the side to PCB guy, what kind of ....[inaudible]

    "Many people came from my village to support me as this is the first time I am playing a Test in Pakistan"

    "They have come from Peshawar to support me and Inshallah will also come in the next 3 days"

    "I am still learning a lot from my brother, he messages me in the morning about what I have done wrong in my bowling and how I can improve myself, so I get learn a lot; He tells me that the truest form of the game is Test cricket, the rest of the formats are for entertainment"

    "Its strange to keep up with overrates with 4 fast-bowlers, but we are keeping an eye on the time and overrates, getting wickets and also bowling consistently"

    "I am feeling good about myself with the old and new balls after my comeback"

    "These are new coaches and this is the first time I am working with them, I have learnt a lot from Waqar Bhai; After Wasim Bhai, I really like Waqar Bhai; I feel good whenever I work with Waqar Bhai and Misbah Bhai"


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    A little expensive this morning with the new ball.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    A little expensive this morning with the new ball.
    Itís his tenth First Class match.

    By way of comparison, Haseeb Hameed has played SIXTY THREE of them.

    Heís a teenager. Heís played 1/6 as much First Class cricket as Haseeb Hameed.

    I think heís developing beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    It’s his tenth First Class match.

    By way of comparison, Haseeb Hameed has played SIXTY THREE of them.

    He’s a teenager. He’s played 1/6 as much First Class cricket as Haseeb Hameed.

    I think he’s developing beautifully.
    Main thing is that he stays fit and gets good guidance.


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    Just like Naseem Achilles heel is one four ball every 1- 1 5 overs Shaheen issue is his length which is just a bit short how successful these two end up will depend how they overcome this issue

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    Looking consistently threatening during the SL series.


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    A couple of years ago when I saw him I thought he was too raw for anything but t20 cricket. I think I was right then

    But since that time thereís been a steady improvement and I think heís grown into an absolute gem of a bowler. Putting aside his underwhelming performance in Australia I think in this recent series heís showing lots more skills. Heís definitely one of the most improved Pakistani cricketers in that period along with Babar.

    There is the odd loose ball but also there is greater control. Heís bringing the ball back into the RHB as well as taking it away which is absolutely essential to make it at test level. What I would love to see is bowling slower with the older ball to get it to swing just a bit more and bowl straighter. But I think heís more of a young wasim Akram than amir was. His height and quicker arm action for one makes him a real contender.

    Also love his partnership with abbas. Think itís perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abid Z View Post
    A couple of years ago when I saw him I thought he was too raw for anything but t20 cricket. I think I was right then

    But since that time thereís been a steady improvement and I think heís grown into an absolute gem of a bowler. Putting aside his underwhelming performance in Australia I think in this recent series heís showing lots more skills. Heís definitely one of the most improved Pakistani cricketers in that period along with Babar.

    There is the odd loose ball but also there is greater control. Heís bringing the ball back into the RHB as well as taking it away which is absolutely essential to make it at test level. What I would love to see is bowling slower with the older ball to get it to swing just a bit more and bowl straighter. But I think heís more of a young wasim Akram than amir was. His height and quicker arm action for one makes him a real contender.

    Also love his partnership with abbas. Think itís perfect.
    For me the most impressive part has been the control aspect iirc in SA he was going well over 3+ an over and heís managed to increase his control. Just needs to manage his workload as he was looking very tired by the end of today. Whatís your opinions on Naseem? Think heís got the skills but is very raw at the moment.

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    lol at the clowns calling him overrated. 19 year old and already has proved to be Pakistan's best bowler in both australia and at home.

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    abbas is also class at home. Should not disrespect the guy just because he underperforms in australia, south africa and maybe n.z. He can still dominate all those teams at home. Just need to figure out a bowler who can complement shaheen for those particular tours. Maybe sameen gul.

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    Shaheen was our best bowler in Australia and he has continued to impress.

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    Becoming a very fine test bowler.

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    Misbah very happy with Shaheen Shah Afridi's progress:


    "These young bowlers did not have so much first class experience, but we banked on Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi at the international level which was a tough ask for them, and they responded well"

    "Shaheen Shah Afridi has played a bit and he is maturing well"


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    Quote Originally Posted by ikky47 View Post
    For me the most impressive part has been the control aspect iirc in SA he was going well over 3+ an over and he’s managed to increase his control. Just needs to manage his workload as he was looking very tired by the end of today. What’s your opinions on Naseem? Think he’s got the skills but is very raw at the moment.
    Naseem is ok. I’m not much into speeds but like to see a bowler show control and movement. Sometimes it’s not about one individual but the attack as a whole and role of individuals. I like the combination of Abbas and shaheen and then Naseem slips in nicely as the 3rd seamer. If only yasir develops his form then this is a good attack with the option of a bowling all rounder but the tail is very long. I’m tempted to say that Abbas ssa and Naseem is a very long tail but their main focus is bowling. With a dukes ball and in England they will be a real handful.

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    Will get even better with more FC experience.

    Keep him away from these bloody leagues, at least during development phase.

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    Our most exciting player after Babar. The only things that can stop him are him not taking his game seriously, and him playing too much T20 nonsense early in his career. PCB should not overlay Naseem and Shaheen. I would rest them for some ODIs and play them in tests. Playing first class cricket is what will help them improve.

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    He really is a huge prospect. Becoming more confident. Like his little shimmy at the beginning of his run up and set up plans.2 more years and will be world class.

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    india hasn't faced naseem shah yet. Could be interesting. India hasn't faced current shaheen either. He has improved alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Misbah on Shaheen Shah Afridi

    "Shaheen was the one bowler who was bowling 140+ after bowling 26-27 overs. The good thing was that the thing he was lacking in SA, that his energy levels weren't consistent was much improved. He was the standout bowler. He maintained his pace in all his spells and his control was also good"
    Misbah has done a 180 degree on his opinion on Shaheen.


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    Waqar Younis in his interview with PP

    PakPassion.net: What do you say about priorities for example to Shaheen Shah Afridi, a young pace-bowler playing all three formats for Pakistan and who is in demand in County cricket and Leagues around the globe?

    Waqar Younis:
    It’s tough isn’t it as you don’t want to deprive him from earning a living. But in order to motivate them, my first words to all of our bowlers is that your country and playing Test cricket for Pakistan always comes first, the other formats come next and then playing in Leagues should always come after that. Shaheen is maturing very quickly, he likes to learn and is keen to perform and I’m really pleased with how he is progressing as a bowler. I have spoken with the PCB hierarchy about players finances and managing their workloads as each Test match counts towards the World Test Championship and we have to manage Shaheen’s and the other pacers workloads. I am sure the Board is working on this and they will come up with some sort of agreement to help and work with the players.


    PakPassion.net: On the topic of Shaheen Shah Afridi, what areas of improvement are you targeting from him?

    Waqar Younis:
    Fitness is key for fast-bowlers and that should never be overlooked. This group of pace-bowlers are mainly teenagers and are still growing as men. Fitness is the number one priority and in the last few months Shaheen has worked really hard and that’s why you are seeing him bowling long spells as he was doing in Australia and against Sri Lanka. We are taking care of his recovery time in between matches, as we are with the other pace-bowlers we have. Shaheen is a smart cricketer, and what he needs to do is to put the ball in the right place on a regular basis, not every now and then. He’s learning quickly and what is good is that the competition for places is there and competition amongst fast-bowlers is also there which I feel was lacking in the recent past. This competition amongst themselves on the field is a plus point as the bowlers learn from each other. Shaheen and the other boys can look at the likes of Dale Steyn, James Anderson and Stuart Broad, and take note of the number of years they have been around and how they are still going strong and performing well.


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