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    Pakistan Under-16 tour of Australia (2018) : Australia win YODI series 3-2, Pakistan win only YT20

    Pakistan U-16 Team announced for Australia Tour 2018



    Lahore-April 9, 2018: The Junior Selection Committee headed by Basit Ali has selected 16-member Pakistan U16 team for series against Australia U-16 in Australia.

    The U-16 team will feature in a series of five Youth One-Day and One Youth T-20 matches against Australia U-16 from April 17 to April 27, 2018 in Melbourne.



    Pakistan U-16 Squad

    1 Saim Ayub (C)

    2 Umer Eman

    3 Khalilur Rehman

    4 Mubashir Nawaz

    5 Rizwan Mehmood

    6 Sameer Saqib

    7 Hassan Abid Kiyani

    8 Sheharyar Rizvi W/K

    9 Atif Khan

    10 Izzatullah

    11 Zaman Khan

    12 Amir Khan

    13 Aliyan Mehmood

    14 Saad Bin Yousaf

    15 Haris Khan

    16 Hussain Ali



    Team Management:

    1. Taimur Azam Khan Team Manager

    2. Muhammad Masroor Coach

    3. Imtiaz Khan Physiotherapist

    4. Imranullah Trainer





    Tour Itinerary

    Tuesday, 17 April 2018 1st YODI, Junction Oval

    Thursday, 19 April 2018 2nd YODI, Junction Oval

    Saturday, 21 April 2018 3rd YODI, Junction Oval

    Tuesday, 24 April 2018 4th YODI, Junction Oval

    Thursday, 26 April 2018 5th YODI, Junction Oval

    Friday, 27 April 2018 1st YT20, Junction Oval


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    Any special talent to keep an eye on?

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    Last under 16 squad to Aus consisted of shaheen shah afridi. I hope there is more kids from this squad becuse Pakistanis are talented

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    Under Basit I have very low hope to see players been chosen by merit. Can anyone enlight me if this team atleast has couple of good batsmen and bowlers.

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    Saim Ayub is a fast bowling batting allrounder , a bit like Hussain Talat though.

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    Anyone got any info about any of the players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muhammad saad View Post
    Saim Ayub is a fast bowling batting allrounder , a bit like Hussain Talat though.
    Have you seen him play? Is he any good?

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    Haven't seen him but have some sources , he opened the bowling for Karachi U16 and also opened the batting.

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    Judging by his stats , his bowling is nothing to speak off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muhammad saad View Post
    Haven't seen him but have some sources , he opened the bowling for Karachi U16 and also opened the batting.
    Ok thanks that's good to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muhammad saad View Post
    Judging by his stats , his bowling is nothing to speak off.
    How's his batting stats.

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    Batting is good , he is the only centurion in the whole tournament, scored 2 tons and ends up 46 bat avg

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    Saad bin yousuf is another good leggie prospect and amir khan is a pacer from peshawar region atif is a pacer from Lahore if am not wrong

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    Mudassir Nazar was saying in an interview that we have good pacey fast bowlers in lower age group cricket. We already saw Shaheen, Musa and Iqbal. Lets see what we have got here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenstorm View Post
    Mudassir Nazar was saying in an interview that we have good pacey fast bowlers in lower age group cricket. We already saw Shaheen, Musa and Iqbal. Lets see what we have got here.
    Remember as standards of international team increase so will the barriers to entry. There may be a slowdown of talent coming through. Might not see an international grade player come through for 3 years. Nothing to be alarmed of this is just natural selection

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    not enough experience, Kamran and professor ignored again


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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    not enough experience, Kamran and professor ignored again
    HAHA. Yes. but this lot have a great chance to learn - hope they do well in Aus


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    HAHA. Yes. but this lot have a great chance to learn - hope they do well in Aus
    Likewise, im sure we hear some of these names in the future.

    I remember when in the first couple of years I was on PP we were hearing Babar Azam's name in such squads.


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    Cant believe 15 year old Nasim shah from Peshawer is excluded from this squad. Hes express for his age

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    If it's picked by Basit Ali, have no hope from the batsmen.


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    Just read nasim shah was in last years squad and took alot of wickets. Basit Ali is terrible selector though.

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    At under 16 level it's more about developing skills. Overseas tours are more about testing your skills in alien conditions. I would like to know the thinking behind organizing such tours from this age group of cricketers. Wouldn't it be more valuable for A team to tour instead?

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    Pakistan have a really strong youth contingent at the moment. Based on consistent performances in PCB-PEPSI Stars U-16 One Day Tournament and Pentangular T20 Tournament, these are some of the standout prospects from the current U-16 setup —

    • Kabir Ahmed (Punjab U16s)
    • Kashif Ali (Sindh U16s)
    • Aaliyan Mehmood (Sindh U16s)
    • Saim Ayub (Karachi, Sindh U16s)
    • Sameer Saqib (Faisalabad, Punjab U16s)
    • Umar Eman (Lahore, Punjab U16s)
    • Zulfiqar Haider (Larkana U16s)

    In addition to these players, two exciting pacers Sanaullah (18, Candyland) and Naseem Shah (15, Zarai Taraqiati) along with two spinners Arish Ali Khan (17, Port Qasim) and Ashir Qureshi (17, Civil Aviation Authority) are currently playing Patron's Trophy. Add to the mix some of the players from the current U-19 setup (eligible to play the next U-19 World Cup) —

    • Mohammad Abbas Afridi (FATA, Balochistan U19s)
    • Huzaifa Asif (Lahore West Zone Blues U19s)
    • Uzair Nasir (Lahore Region U19s)

    From the squad that played in the recently concluded U-19 World Cup, expect both Rohail Nazir and Arshad Iqbal to be eligible to represent Pakistan, with Rohail possibly captaining the side. Factoring in all the aforementioned prospects and all the work that is being done at the youth level, including this initiative to have the side tour Australia, Pakistan are trying to build an effective channel for these prospects to become long-term assets for the team. These are some of the boys I am hoping will form the core of Pakistan's talent pool in the next few years to come.
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    The chance to represent you country is a massive honour and something to be treasured.

    But for Brock Larance, the secret to performing well for your country is simple.

    Don’t think about it.

    Larance is currently in Melbourne with the Australian under 16s side with the first of six matches against the Pakistan national team to be played on Tuesday.

    “I just try not to think about it too much,” Larance said of the enormity of what he has achieved.

    “If I do that I’ll just play rubbish. I’ve just got to trust my natural instincts, play cricket, and enjoy it.”

    Australia plays five youth one-day internationals against the best juniors in Pakistan before rounding out the series at the state-of-the-art Junction Oval complex with a Twenty20 match that is certain to entertain.

    I’ve just got to trust my natural instincts, play cricket, and enjoy it.
    Brock Larance

    The national side was selected following the 2016 School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship, with the majority of the squad forming the Cricket Australia XI that competed at the Cricket Australia Under 17 National Championships in October.

    Larance played at the carnival under the tutelage of former Australian quick Ryan Harris and belted 60 from 45 balls in one of his side’s wins.

    At Melbourne now, his coach is Dan Marsh, a former Tasmanian player who has coached the likes of Ricky Ponting, Tim Paine and Matthew Wade.

    “It’s good to get the exposure to this different kind of cricket,” Larance said.

    “It’s going to be very different. But it’s good to get in and meet the boys and I just want to have fun, that’s the main thing.”

    In terms of the opposition for this series, Larance is not sure what Pakistan will serve up.

    But he knows they will be a class outfit.

    A country renowned for unearthing young talents, hopes will be high this current squad features the next Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar or Saeed Anwar.

    “It’s going to be up there and this will be the best cricket I’ve played to date,” Larance said of the standard.

    “It’s going to be a really good challenge.”

    Larance, at just 16, is coming off his second straight season where he finished as the leading run-scorer in the RSL-Whitney Cup while he also represented Dubbo and the Orana Outlaws on the senior scene.

    An aggressive top-order batsman and more than handy off-spin bowler, Larance said he expects to be batting in the top five each day while he is also more than likely to get through some overs in the middle stages of matches.

    Following tomorrow’s opening game, Australia plays Pakistan on April, 19, 21, 24 and 26, with the Twenty20 youth international on April 27.

    Following that, Larance is looking forward to “soaking up some rest” and playing a bit of soccer before pre-season academy sessions start from July.

    https://www.dailyliberal.com.au/stor...ational-stage/


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    They have match today ? No results or scorecards

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    A nine-run win for the Aussie U16s in Game 1 against Pakistan in Melbourne. Victoria's Yash Pednekar (55) helping us post 208, before NSW trio Sangha (3-37), Simpson (3-51) and Jenkins (2-49) helped bowl Pakistan out for 199. https://t.co/K5DSBVWVBU


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    I hope theres batting potential and its pleasing to see high scores. Bowling doesnt matter as we have plenty of telent

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    I think it was ODI... just checked OP...btw scorecard link

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    Another defeat for u16s!

    This one pretty horrific

    Bowled out for 59 and Aus u16s winning by 9 wickets in 2nd YODI

    scorecard here

    http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/com...atchID=2858969


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    Refreshing that at least there is one Pakistan squad announcement that one doesn't have to check if the names of Hafeez or Shan Masood are included.

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    Pak under won latest match convincingly by 7 wickets. Great win after being thrashed previous game.
    http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/com...atchID=2858971

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataullah View Post
    Pak under won latest match convincingly by 7 wickets. Great win after being thrashed previous game.
    http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/com...atchID=2858971
    much better!

    one player out obstructing field!


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    Good comeback by Pakistan Youth Team

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    3rd defeat for Pakistan, and the series is gone.

    Bowled out for 74

    http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/com...entityID=17240
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    Bowlers lead Aussie U16s to 3-1 series lead

    A dominant bowling performance has Australia Under 16s to a 3-1 series advantage against Pakistan Under 16s in Melbourne.

    In the fourth match at the CitiPower Centre, Australia bundled out the hosts for just 74, before chasing down the target with seven wickets to spare.

    The hosts won the toss and elected to bowl first.

    Mitchell Pascoe (4-41) and new inclusion Will Sanders (3-16) led the charge, as no Pakistan player passed 15 with the bat.

    Brock Larance (1-8) bowled six maidens in his eight overs, while Michael Herbst claimed 1-5 from four overs.

    In reply, Australia lost Kyle Brazell for a golden duck, before Jet Liebke (27) and Yash Pednekar (24) took control of proceedings.

    Both were dismissed with the score on 55, before Jake Fraser-McGurk (18 not out) and Larance (five not out) guided Australia to victory in the 19th over.

    The fifth one-day match will be played on Thursday, ahead of a T20 on Friday to round out the series.

    http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/pag...entityID=17240


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    Basit Ali should be held responsible for the selections

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    144 for 3 chasing 259 pak under 16. Saim ayub closing in on a quick century. 92 not out. Could be a top prospect. We normally dont see centuries for pak at this level.

    http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/com...atchID=2858975

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    Basit Ali is crook and needs to be shown door.

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    Number 3 batsman getting 11 off 43

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    120 not out from 126 saim ayub...wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrypathan View Post
    Number 3 batsman getting 11 off 43
    Number 2 batsman getting 118 off 124

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    Apart from 1 or 2 all our former players are dishonest and bias. Sad to see the reflection in team selection

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    Is Saqib is related to Misbah? Who is this new TTF Nawaz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Is Saqib is related to Misbah? Who is this new TTF Nawaz?
    He's an U-16 player FGS! How can the lad already be a TTF ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    He's an U-16 player FGS! How can the lad already be a TTF ???
    6 runs in 3 matches

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    Wow wow wow Saim Ayub


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    6 runs in 3 matches
    Lmao do you even know what TTF stands for?


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    The youth ODIs have concluded. Scorecard available here:-

    http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/com...atchID=2858975

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    Saim ayoub is top prospect he opens in both departments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m.shah View Post
    Saim ayoub is top prospect he opens in both departments.
    He always bowls only max 3 overs opening bowling. I hope hes genuinely under 16.

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    Pak u16 have won their only t20 against Australia u16.

    Link to scorecard:
    http://www.nationalchamps.com.au/com...atchID=2858977


    Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous_guy View Post
    Pak u16 have won their only t20 against Australia u16.

    Link to scorecard:
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    well done to the young guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    6 runs in 3 matches
    Youth cricket omg

    You are humiliating our entire contingent here.
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    YOU often hear the term when a batsman is flush with form.

    People say he’s “making runs for fun’’.

    In the case of Yash Pednekar at the Under 16 international series between Australia and Pakistan, he made good runs. And he had fun doing it.

    After a lean few months, the North Dandenong lad went into the series determined to enjoy his cricket. A team-best 211 runs at an average of 42.2 followed against a Pakistan team stocked with two quickies, two leggies, two left-arm orthodox spinners and an offie.

    The series, played at the redeveloped Junction Oval, was drawn 3-3.

    Pednekar’s scores of 55, 16no, 21, 24, 58 and 37 made for an excellent finish to a frustrating season.

    It began well when he played for the Cricket Australia XI at the national Under 17 carnival last September.

    The right-hander hit two brisk half-centuries for a team that was made up of Under 16 players but still performed well enough to make the semi-finals.

    From there Pednekar knew some disappointments.

    He churned out runs for the North Dandenong Under 17 team — 535 at 89.17, with an unbeaten century against Dandenong West.


    Yash Pednekar on the attack against Pakistan. Pic: Arj Giese, Cricket Victoria.
    But they were more elusive for Monash Tigers in Premier Cricket. He started the season in the Second XI but fell to the thirds and finally the fourths.

    It was the first time he’d had a rough run and Pednekar said it drained him of confidence.

    “Having a bit of break after the season, it gave me time to reflect on what I wanted to achieve in the (international) series,’’ he said.

    “It was about fun. I felt like I’d been putting too much pressure on myself, worrying about things like, ‘If I do this, am I going to go out?’ So I thought, ‘Might as well have fun, I’m good enough to make the team, it’s a great opportunity to showcase my skills’. I was looking forward more to a positive outcome, like, ‘If I do this, that will get me runs, it’s going to go for four’.’’

    A half-century in the first match was a lifter, and he was away.

    The Australian team’s coaching staff included Ryan Harris, Daniel Marsh and Graham Manou. After the series, Marsh, aware of Pednekar’s modest Premier season, asked him to pinpoint the difference. “My mindset,’’ he replied.

    Pednekar captained the Australian team for the final two matches.

    “To play an international series and play for your country, it’s something you dream of,’’ he said.


    “Would have been nice to win the series but not to be. Was awesome to be play there (Junction). The facilities are awesome. We were looked after really well.’’

    Pednekar is in trials for the Victorian Metropolitan Under 17 squad for the national titles in Queensland in October.

    In the meantime he’s busy catching up on the school work he missed when he was playing for Australia.

    Cracking the books is less than fun than making runs.

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