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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    So old players are recycling again and again but this time less opportunities for young players. Our 2023 squad will be full of experience old players.
    Be patient man. Youngsters like Naseem shah will definitely get chances soon now that the trundlers are being exposed. Look at our batsmen poling up huge runs, that's much better than the old domestic where nobody was scoring runs. Now bowlers have to work for their wickets and batsmen get to spend time at the crease

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    All posters having issues with selections need to realize that youngsters missing out today will definitely get their opportunity, its a long season and national contracted players will be away for few matches as well.

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    Is there any place to see live scorecards of all the matches? All the so called cricket apps and websites have been pretty poor in this regards.

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    Why is Mohammad Hasnain still playing in CPL? Was he already informed he is not being selected for this match so he can continue for few more days?

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    Outstanding comeback from South Punjab. Terrific knocks from Sami Aslam and Adnan Akmal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Why is Mohammad Hasnain still playing in CPL? Was he already informed he is not being selected for this match so he can continue for few more days?
    He has been called back and must return straight away. His NOC was cancelled by PCB.

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    Proper donkey work for Yasir. 31 overs in a day lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyWarsFan View Post
    Stop whining. It's q good start. Pitches and selection will improve with time
    Some people seem to think this should be an Under 19 tournament. Cannot believe we also have people wanting the new system to fail.

    This is an infinitely superior system to the mishmash of regions and departments where you had 3-4 decent teams and the rest were marginally above club level. We are going to see the best Pakistani FC cricketers compete with each other, and with flatter pitches/Kookaburra balls - we will see those who made merry in a weak system get filtered.

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    Tanvir only bowling 8 in the day. What a waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danyaalr01 View Post
    He has been called back and must return straight away. His NOC was cancelled by PCB.
    Thanks for the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyWarsFan View Post
    Be patient man. Youngsters like Naseem shah will definitely get chances soon now that the trundlers are being exposed. Look at our batsmen poling up huge runs, that's much better than the old domestic where nobody was scoring runs. Now bowlers have to work for their wickets and batsmen get to spend time at the crease
    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    All posters having issues with selections need to realize that youngsters missing out today will definitely get their opportunity, its a long season and national contracted players will be away for few matches as well.
    He wasn't named in the 15, so hoping Naseem at least played 2nd XI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    I know it's Day 1 but toothless spin bowling from Shadab, Imad and Nawaz.

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    It is a run feast

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    what a difference a change of balls makes and some decent pitches makes, when was the last time 5 batsmen scored a hundred in a domestic first class opening round in qea trophy.

    one thing stands out is that domestic players have rubbish fitness if spinners are bowling so many overs on the first day. yasir, shadab, imad, zafar, bilal, even haris sohail bowled 8 on the first day. not a great sign.

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    Teams: Sindh vs Balochitan
    Venue UBL Sports Complex Karachi.
    Toss: Balochistan captain offered to field first.
    Break: 1st day Close
    Inning of:Sindh Total: 237
    Wickets: 2
    Overs: 90
    Batsmen N.O: Abid Ali 120 Asad shafique 5
    *Performance: Khurram Manzoor 105 Yasir shah took 2 wickets


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    Pitches have been pretty good for the batsmen in all the first matches and much better than the wickets we were seeing in previous years.

    I hope there will be bit of variety in the wickets going forward though I know its really difficult to prepare totally balanced wickets for bat and bowl so cant complain much with the wickets in the opening day as its much better than the wickets we have been seeing in last few years where wickets were falling everywhere.

    Not to forget kookubura balls have also played their role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    It is a run feast
    Well then normalcy has returned as that's how Pakistani pitches were supposed to be all along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    I know it's Day 1 but toothless spin bowling from Shadab, Imad and Nawaz.
    Beyond me how Imad and Nawaz are in the same XI in a FC match.

    And why was Tanvir selected if he was only going to bowl eight overs?

    It is made all the more ridiculous by the fact that Haris Rauf and Waqas Ahmed are warming the bench.

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    Now we will see who is rattling the batsmen on these pitches and kookaburra ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Is there any place to see live scorecards of all the matches? All the so called cricket apps and websites have been pretty poor in this regards.
    Sindh vs Balochistan https://www.pcb.com.pk/quaideazam-tr...tch/32712.html

    Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab https://www.pcb.com.pk/quaideazam-tr...tch/32711.html

    Northern vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa https://www.pcb.com.pk/quaideazam-tr...tch/32713.html

    Hopefully PCB update these scorecards quicker in future... The non-televised matches' scorecards were only updated after the close of play.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Beyond me how Imad and Nawaz are in the same XI in a FC match.

    And why was Tanvir selected if he was only going to bowl eight overs?

    It is made all the more ridiculous by the fact that Haris Rauf and Waqas Ahmed are warming the bench.
    I am even surprised that Sohail Tanvir is given a full contract rather than limited overs specialist one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Sindh vs Balochistan https://www.pcb.com.pk/quaideazam-tr...tch/32712.html

    Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab https://www.pcb.com.pk/quaideazam-tr...tch/32711.html

    Northern vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa https://www.pcb.com.pk/quaideazam-tr...tch/32713.html

    Hopefully PCB update these scorecards quicker in future... The non-televised matches' scorecards were only updated after the close of play.
    Thanks a lot. Yes hopefully they can fix the issues.

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    Lahore, 14 September 2019:

    Centuries by openers Abid Ali and Khurram Manzoor helped Sindh dominate the opening day of the four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Balochistan at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi on Saturday.

    Abid struck his 18th century in his 103rd match while scoring 120 not out, and Khurram scored 105, his 27th century in his 163rd match, as Sindh finished the day at an impressive 237 for two after Balochistan became the first domestic side to use the ‘no-toss’ by deciding to bowl first.

    The two batsmen, who had also scored consistently in the previous season, stitched up a 212-run partnership as Balochistan bowlers toiled for wickets for most of the day. Khurram was the leading run-getter with 886 runs in eight matches, while Abid had aggregated 472 runs in five matches.

    Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah provided Balochistan quick breakthroughs by first dismissing Khurram and then two runs later Saad Ali as Sindh slipped from 212 for no wicket to 212 for two.

    However, Asad Shafiq (five) joined Abid to ensure Sindh continued to hold the initiative when stumps were drawn for the day.

    Abid faced 273 deliveries and struck 13 fours, while Khurram belted 13 fours and a six in a 242-ball that came off343 minutes of batting.

    Yasir was the most successful Balochistan bowler with figures of 31-5-90-2.

    The game will resume on Sunday at 10am.

    Scores in brief:

    Sindh (first innings) 237-2, 90 overs (Abid Ali 120 not out, Khurram Manzoor 105; Yasir Shah 2-90) v Balochistan


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    Seems like Saud will be batting at 6 or 7. Pathetic by Sarfraz.

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    1999 mein first class mein manual scoresheets theen, 2019 mein bhi yehi haal hai

    associate countries ki domestic mein digital scoresheets hain. if these scoresheets are lost, gone is your data analysis if one wants to assess

    and how does the analyst slice and dice this data? I mean its not difficult to get a digitised scoresheet, atleast the support staff (coaches, analysts) can assess the data analyse it properly


    عبدي أنت تريد ، وأنا أريد ، ولا يكون إلا ما أريد ، فإن سلمت لي فيما تريد كفيتك ما تريد

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    Really do hope Saud comes in in top 6

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    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on top in Abbottabad

    Abbottabad, 14 September 2019:

    Ashfaq Ahmed scored his fifth first-class century as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took early control of their four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy clash against Northern in Abbottabad on Saturday.

    At the close of play on the opening day at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were strongly placed at 343 for the loss of 4 wickets. Captain Muhammad Rizwan batted on 84 not out and with him was Adil Amin on 49, with the pair adding 91 runs for the unbroken fifth wicket stand.

    Rizwan also got into a groove early and will be looking to pass the three-figure mark on Sunday. The right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman has so far hit 12 fours and a six in his 152-minute innings. Adil’s unbeaten 49 was laced with six boundaries.

    There was no need for a coin toss as the visiting Northern captain Imad Wasim opted to bowl first.

    Coming in at the fall of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s first wicket on 62, Ashfaq batted with confidence and began the new first-class cricket season with an innings of 106. He cracked 14 fours and a six in his 174-ball knock and 212-minute stay at the wicket.

    Earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s other batsmen failed to convert good starts into big scores. The hard-hitting left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman was aggressive early on -- hitting six fours in his 38-ball 33 -- but could not kick on. Sahibzada Farhan also looked good for his 29, while Iftikhar Ahmed was run out for 35.

    Imad, who used six bowlers, finished the day with 1-44. Sadaf Hussain (1-58) and Musa Khan (1-65) were the other successful bowlers.

    The match started after a delay of 15 minutes because of a wet square. However, no overs were lost.

    A minute's silence was observed in memory of Pakistan's leg-spinning legend Abdul Qadir before the start of the proceedings.

    Scores in brief:

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (first innings) 343-4, 90 overs (Ashfaq Ahmed 106, Muhammad Rizwan 84 not out, Adil Amin 49 not out; Imad Wasim 1-44, Sadaf Hussain 1-58, Musa Khan 1-65) vs Northern


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    Unfinished 271-run stand between centurions Sami and Adnan rescue Southern Punjab

    Lahore, 14 September 2019:

    An unbroken 271-run fifth-wicket stand between Sami Aslam and Adnan Akmal guided Southern Punjab to 291 for four at the end of the first day’s play in the four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Central Punjab at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

    In a live-streamed match, there were initial hiccups for Southern Punjab as they were reduced to 74 for four half-way past the first session. But, Sami and Adnan, who were not out on 151 and 106, respectively at stumps weathered the storm.

    Left-arm pacer Waqas Maqsood accounted for Shan’s wicket in the seventh over by rattling his stumps through the gap between the left-handed batsman’s bat and front-pad.

    Hasan Ali soon ticked the wickets’ column on the first ball of his second spell by inducing an edge of Imran Rafiq’s blade to be caught by Babar Azam, the Central Punjab’s captain, at the second slip.

    Waqas struck in tandem, removing Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Siddiq, in a span of five balls during the 23rd accumulating the visiting side’s troubles. These four, however, were the only wickets the home side picked during the day.

    Rearguard efforts from Sami and Adnan brought Southern Punjab back in the match. The duo added 113 runs over the course of the afternoon session with the scorecard reading 195 for four at tea.

    The two batsmen struck centuries in the evening session after a brief rain interval. While Sami eased into triple digits, Adnan had his nervous moments as he had two reprieves on consecutive balls on 89 – with Azhar Ali grassing a leading edge in the slip cordon off Waqas’ bowling.

    Before the beginning of the match, both teams, match officials, and PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani observed a minute’s silence in the memory of the spin maestro Abdul Qadir.

    Scores in brief:

    Southern Punjab (first innings) 291-4, 84 overs (Sami Aslam 151 not out, Adnan Akmal 106 not out; Waqas Maqsood 3-51, Hasan Ali 1-67) v Central Punjab


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    Good to see high scores!

    This will weed out the quality bowlers from mediocre, who were being assisted by the supportive pitches and balls.

    Also, this will help batsmen instill some extra patience to get that big hundred - talking about the 200's and 300's, which the current batch of batsmen are unable to do.

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    Azhar Ali said after Day 1's play that the pitch was 'slow, low and quite dead'.

    But the pitch does have a few cracks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Azhar Ali said after Day 1's play that the pitch was 'slow, low and quite dead'.

    But the pitch does have a few cracks.
    Reminds me of UAE pitch. PCB failed here in GSL, don't know about other pitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Azhar Ali said after Day 1's play that the pitch was 'slow, low and quite dead'.

    But the pitch does have a few cracks.
    The pitch offered enough to waqas who pitched the ball up.
    Azhsr doesnt have any shame, did he mention he dropped adnan

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    Tanvir should only play T20.He is not good enough for longer versions of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    The pitch offered enough to waqas who pitched the ball up.
    Azhsr doesnt have any shame, did he mention he dropped adnan
    Azhar knows a thing about pitch more than you and he was playing the match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Azhar knows a thing about pitch more than you and he was playing the match.
    Yea nd u seem to know more than any1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    Yea nd u seem to know more than any1
    I trust a guy who has played 73 test matches for Pakistan.

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    Well either way itís a good start, better then horrible pitches had last few years


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    PCB have uploaded the highlights of Day 1 of each game.

    Appreciate it as it's a big upgrade on previous seasons, but the editing is horrible.

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    The new system will make it much easier to focus on the performance of players from first and second XIs.The poor performers can't hide now.Let us the new system rewards merit and the best performers from second XI do get promoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JibranAnsari View Post
    sadaf hussain is 30 now , unfair to test him now after he has toiled away his best years in domestic cricket.
    wouldnt 30 be the peak for a bowler? ... he has experience at his back ... and isnt tht old .... should be a proper test for him now and many youngsters as well

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    Stuart Broad is over 33 and he is bowling excellent spells in the Ashes series.Jimmy Anderson is 37 and still bowling well in English conditions.It all depends on one's fitness and hunger for the game.

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    Sami's technique is still as loose as ever.


    A skilled hawk conceals its talons.

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    Man, coverage and quality of the tournament has improved leaps and bounds. It actually feels like test cricket and not just some random club level players playing.


    A skilled hawk conceals its talons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Sadly, these same people will be sharpening their knives ahead of the Australia tour. Will no doubt be complaining the new domestic structure hasn't produced instant results.
    Yup, one department has renewed its players contract by one year cause they expect this to fail and departments to be back next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by SensiblePakFan View Post
    Yup, one department has renewed its players contract by one year cause they expect this to fail and departments to be back next year
    Lmao, hilarious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boi View Post
    Tanvir only bowling 8 in the day. What a waste.
    Haris Rauf should have been playing instead of him

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    I think pitches are good. Batsmen dominated more but there was something for the bowlers. The measure of how good it is will been seen in the next 3 days. I personally think there will be something more for the bowlers later on.

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    How is this helping?

    Dead wickets and a Kookaburra ball which does nothing from overs 20-80.

    Who is supposed to bowl at Brisbane in 65 days?

    At this rate it will be Hasan Ali who is too short for that wicket, Rabat Ali and an unfit Abbas, along with Yasir Shah!

    Thatís a recipe for disaster.

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    Ideally the team should land in Australia on 1 November at the latest.

    Whoís going to bowl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    How is this helping?

    Dead wickets and a Kookaburra ball which does nothing from overs 20-80.

    Who is supposed to bowl at Brisbane in 65 days?

    At this rate it will be Hasan Ali who is too short for that wicket, Rabat Ali and an unfit Abbas, along with Yasir Shah!

    Thatís a recipe for disaster.
    It *may* actually help said bowlers develop long term skills to get batsman out, like adhering to line and length and perhaps out witting the batsman. Using Gray's balls and using the minefields that previous pitches used to be to get wickets didn't really develop bowlers, sculpt their thinking etc.

    The pitches are a work in progress and a clear improvement on how they used to be. Rome wasn't built in a day, and the changes won't bring about instantaneous results for the next tour.

    But hey, it's easier to b**** and moan here than appreciate constructive developments in Pakistan cricket

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    Ideally you want sporting wickets, a bit of juice for bowlers if they bend their back, but generally consistent bounce and swing... wickets where 300/350 would be a good first innings score. Going too far one way or the other is not good. People may not remember, but in the age of Inzi and Yousuf, when we didnít have any high quality fast bowlers apart from Akhtar (until Asif, Amir turned up) people used to complain about wickets being too flat, thus not allowing us to produce fast bowlers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreePalestine View Post
    Ideally you want sporting wickets, a bit of juice for bowlers if they bend their back, but generally consistent bounce and swing... wickets where 300/350 would be a good first innings score. Going too far one way or the other is not good. People may not remember, but in the age of Inzi and Yousuf, when we didn’t have any high quality fast bowlers apart from Akhtar (until Asif, Amir turned up) people used to complain about wickets being too flat, thus not allowing us to produce fast bowlers!
    The change to greener, ‘fresher’ pitches in domestic cricket goes all the way back to 2003 under the directive of Rameez Raja. Average scores have just fallen ever since then.

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    Surprise surprise. Suddenly Sadaf Hussain doesn't take 6 wickets. Have seen him a lot in domestic. He was average previously as well and is average now as well. Just reaped the rewards of horrible pitches over the last 5 years.


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