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    Pakistan U-19: The Batch of 2020-22

    With U-19 trials currently ongoing for the 2020 domestic season, it is a good time to take a look at some of Pakistanís standout performers from the PCBĎs feeder system set up at the U-16 level. Following a Pentangular Tournament in 2018-19, PCB sent our youngsters to play 2 series each against Australia and Bangladesh respectively during this period. Here is a brief glimpse into some of the up and coming talent we are very likely to see selected following the trials, and perhaps even make it to the Pakistan team some day.

    Umar Eman: Beginning with Eman, he is the former Pakistan U-16 Captain. Hailing from Lahore, Eman was the skipper of the side in one series against Australia in Dubai, beating them 3-2 in the One-Day series and 1-0 in the one-off T20 match. Eman is notable for being an all-rounder with interesting characteristics: he is a left-handed batsman, but bowls right-arm leg spin. A smart, confident lad, Eman shows a sensible head on his shoulders and leads by example on the field in batting, bowling, and fitness. He is well spoken, has appeared in numerous interviews at the U-16 level, and is being groomed along with the other names on this list by the PCB as far as diet, exercise, fielding, and media-handling are concerned. Eman will likely captain the Central Punjab U-19 side, and remains a contender for the national side as well.

    Faisal Akram: One of the highest-rated up and coming prospects in the circuit, if there is one person to keep an eye on, it is Faisal Akram ó a left-arm wristspin/chinaman bowler from Multan. Heís been rated by the Pakistan U-19 staff for some years now, has already bowled to Muhammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman in the nets at a young age, and is uniquely notable for being the only chinaman in the entirety of Pakistanís 2018-19 U-16 Pentangular Cup ó a tournament where Akram finished as the best bowler in the tournament with 10 wickets in 5 matches for KPK. Immediately selected for the Pakistan U-16 team following these performances, Akram finished as Pakistanís highest wicket-taker against Australia across the 2019 One-Day series in Dubai, including a 5-fer to bowl Australia out for 140 in 38 overs. Akram is in fact currently being scouted by the Multan Sultans as a potential recruit in the emerging category for either PSL 6 or 7; he already has an informal offer from Ali Khan Tareen, who has been providing support for almost two years now. Akram can bat a bit, which gives him great utility as a strong future player for Pakistan, and though a quiet lad, he has an immense hunger for the game which is no doubt an asset for any rising spinner. Akram is smart and does well at school, and comes from a hard-working family of 9 siblings, including one older brother who plays cricket part-time to managing the household, and another on his way to becoming a doctor. Interestingly, Faisal Akram occasionally speaks to Hardik Pandya, and has a bat gifted to him by the Indian star.

    Muhammad Shehzad: Shehzad is a batting all-rounder hailing from Jhang, Punjab, and bowls right-arm medium-fast. He bats between the opener and one-down positions, as part of PCBís age group policy to bat their best players in the top 3. He first made a name for himself in PCBís 2018-19 U-16 Pentangular tournament, where the young lad scored a mammoth 309 runs in 5 matches for KPK at an average of 103. Fast-tracked to the Pakistan U-16 team, Shehzad excelled in a one-off T20 game against Australia (stringing together 73* in a 100-run partnership with Sameer Saqib to win a last-ball thriller) and continued his performances in the series against Bangladesh in 2019, where he scored successive scores of . Despite being one age-group younger, Shehzad was fast tracked for the Pakistan U-19 squad early in 2020 for the World Cup in South Africa, where he played 2 games before sitting out for Muhammad Hurraira. Shehzad is highly rated by both Mudassar Nazar and Ijaz Ahmed, who have indicated him as someone who can serve the Pakistan team well in the future as a utility player. Indeed, he may well be able to plug the batting-fast bowling-allrounder gap that our national team has been struggling to fill for over 10 years now.

    Saim Ayub: Hailing from Sindh, Ayub is the former Pakistan U-16 captain and made headlines for his fantastic knock of 161* against Australia U16 in Melbourne, 2018. He is exceedingly dynamic and very exciting to watch play, and if his scores in Australia are anything to go by, he is one to watch given our national teamís struggles in the country. Though he will not be eligible for the 2022 U-19 World Cup, he is nevertheless one of the most exciting batting prospects from the current batch and will no doubt be one to follow. Here are some clips shared by Saj from 2 years ago:



    Haseebullah Khan: A left-handed hard-hitting opener and keeper from Pishin, Quetta, Haseebullah is definitely one to look out for. A solid prospect, he first made his name as the second highest run-scorer of PCBís 2018-19 Pentangular Cup, with 215 runs in 4 matches at an average of 71.6. The only person to score more runs was Shehzad at 309, and the next best being Aseer Mughal at 170 runs (indicating a significant gap in quality between the first two and the rest of the chart). Later that same year, Haseebullah went on to record decent performances against the Australia U-16 side, and followed it up as the highest run scorer in the One-Day series against Bangladesh a few months later. This included a score of 129* as the opener. One of many prospects suddenly emerging from Balochistan, Haseebullah provides hope for the future of the region as a developing feeder pool for the Pakistan national team. His utility as a keeper is not to be understated, and it is hoped he gets the proper coaching and guidance to develop all his skills properly during these formative years.

    Ahmed Khan: Last but not the least, Ahmed Khan is a potential 140-145+ right-arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman from Swabi. The young lad can bat a little bit down the order as well, and is one of the many up and coming fast bowlers emerging from Pakistanís Northern areas in the last few years, indicating some serious talent in the region. He performed well in the Pentangular tournament as the best U-16 fast-bowler in the country, and followed it up with regular finishes of 2-3 wickets per match against Australia and Bangladesh in 2019. If he works on his batting, he will no doubt be one for the future.

    Feel free to pitch in with your thoughts and if you know of any other rising stars. The purpose of this thread is to raise awareness about exciting youngsters, and track their progress through U-19 to watch them develop. Excited for the upcoming U-19 domestic tournament.

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    Excellent thread.

    To be honest apart from Saim Ayub - I really dont know these new guys that much but from what you have described, the potential is there - Hope PCB and the HP Center folks are keeping an eye on these things too.


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    Great write-up by @Thunderbolt14.

    The players which you have written down have some serious potential and it is PCBís duty to keep track on them and ideally groom them for the future.

    Let them play for Pakistan A side and domestic. And when they perform select them for the national squad.

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    Tried and tested failures of the future.

    In 2030, our fans would be begging these failed seniors to be dropped and will be doing bhangra over the U-19 batch of 2030.

    It is the sad story of Pakistan cricket. We belong in the Bangladesh/West Indies/Sri Lanka tier, but the fans expect India/England/Australia type performances and player development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Tried and tested failures of the future.

    In 2030, our fans would be begging these failed seniors to be dropped and will be doing bhangra over the U-19 batch of 2030.

    It is the sad story of Pakistan cricket. We belong in the Bangladesh/West Indies/Sri Lanka tier, but the fans expect India/England/Australia type performances and player development.
    pretty standard fare mamoon. i think we are all aware of our team and system's recent performances and limitations....but we support the pakistan cricket team (i am assuming here of course)....all fans are within rights to try and get excited about upcoming potential. Its the same across the world.

    that said....i have heard of ahmad khan and saim ayub before. Lets see how they transition to u-19 cricket...and hope for the best

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    Muhammad Shehzad: Shehzad is a batting all-rounder hailing from Jhang, Punjab, and bowls right-arm medium-fast. He bats between the opener and one-down positions,

    I don't know how good he is but if he is any good we can use a medium fast batting all rounder

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    First things first - check whether every single one of these guys bar none is truly under 19 years old to begin with.


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Tried and tested failures of the future.

    In 2030, our fans would be begging these failed seniors to be dropped and will be doing bhangra over the U-19 batch of 2030.

    It is the sad story of Pakistan cricket. We belong in the Bangladesh/West Indies/Sri Lanka tier, but the fans expect India/England/Australia type performances and player development.
    We are in the SA tier. I dont think BD/ SL/ WI have finished in the top 5 in the last 2 WC or been number one in tests even for one day.

    Babar and Shaheen are two players who are international class and have so far beaten their indian and australian counterparts like Unmukt Chand, Nagarkoti, Pope etc.

    Lets be optimistic and hope for the best.

    This Pakistan side may be pathetic but its beast at home. ENG/ AUS/ SA will get phainty if thet tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Tried and tested failures of the future.

    In 2030, our fans would be begging these failed seniors to be dropped and will be doing bhangra over the U-19 batch of 2030.

    It is the sad story of Pakistan cricket. We belong in the Bangladesh/West Indies/Sri Lanka tier, but the fans expect India/England/Australia type performances and player development.
    Then perhaps best we identify the U19 batch right now and ensure they develop at an international standard Even Bangladesh produces a Shakib, and Pakistan occasionally a Babar

    In any case, historically many of Pakistanís best cricketers have come through the age group system. They typically receive at least half an international standard coaching regimen whereas the general population receives none. These names represent some of the most likely folks to be in the Pakistan team 10 years from now when they are 26-28 years old.

    Best we track their progress right now rather than begging for them to be dropped in 2030. Of course, some people will never be pleased.

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    Nice write up. Faisal Akram sounds exciting from your description - it would be great to have a chinaman play for Pakistan in the future.

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    More information about Muhammad Shehzad: he has been playing cricket since 2014, and always played one age group higher in DG Khan (where he was based) even when he was younger. He came to Lahore after his father passed away 3 years ago to pursue his passion of cricket. Since then heís been taken under the wing of Ijaz Ahmed who mentored him in U-16 and fast-tracked him to U-19, and who has been working with Shehzad on his temperament. It is clear that Shehzad has the talent and is being groomed to bat longer and longer in his innings.

    He looks up to Imran Khan as his role model who is an excellent idol to have for an aspiring batting all-rounder. He also looks up to Babar Azam, which indicates the tremendous positive effect that Babar is suddenly having on our younger generation.

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    Good research work and analysis.

    Regarding Mohammad Shehzad, he played last U19 WC as opener in few matches. He was rated highly by Ijaz but couldnt create much impact and also didnt get an opportunity to bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Tried and tested failures of the future.

    In 2030, our fans would be begging these failed seniors to be dropped and will be doing bhangra over the U-19 batch of 2030.

    It is the sad story of Pakistan cricket. We belong in the Bangladesh/West Indies/Sri Lanka tier, but the fans expect India/England/Australia type performances and player development.
    That left arm Chinaman can be an exciting prospect. Itís a rare trait and anyone with decent prospect should be heavily invested. I heard lot about Ayub, but donít this he has done that good in recent times, but batsmen sometimes takes more time to deliver.

    Eman is a good prospect- toured BD with a PAK age group team (U16 or 18?) & he impressed the BD team. I canít recall his scores, but there was one Bengali article on that tour & they praised him among batsmen.

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    We need not to worry about their future as we have some of the best coaches of the world in our domestic cricket i.e. Basit Ali, Abdul Razzaq, Ijaz Ahmed etc.

    They will definitely turn these youngsters into world class players.

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    According to the U-19 squads announced today, Mohammad Huraira will be captaining Central Punjab with Umar Eman as his deputy. Good to see Saim Ayub will be captaining Sindh, while Mohammad Shehzad is the skipper for Southern Punjab.

    All the key talents that have been identified in this batch are being given leadership opportunities in their respective regions, and I expect this to continue into the Pakistan U-19 team. This provides a good pathway to groom young leaders alongside their primary skills (and notably, all the mentioned players are either batsmen or batting-all rounders).

    I am excited to see what other names emerge as the season progresses and U-19 cricket begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    According to the U-19 squads announced today, Mohammad Huraira will be captaining Central Punjab with Umar Eman as his deputy. Good to see Saim Ayub will be captaining Sindh, while Mohammad Shehzad is the skipper for Southern Punjab.

    All the key talents that have been identified in this batch are being given leadership opportunities in their respective regions, and I expect this to continue into the Pakistan U-19 team. This provides a good pathway to groom young leaders alongside their primary skills (and notably, all the mentioned players are either batsmen or batting-all rounders).

    I am excited to see what other names emerge as the season progresses and U-19 cricket begins.
    Is that mohammad shezard that played for pakistan in u19s

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Is that mohammad shezard that played for pakistan in u19s
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Yes.
    Hes mediocre

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    just one thing faisal. Don't be friends and do not associate yourself with pandya. He will ruin your career. he is useless. Otherwise good luck kid.

    Hope to see some fast bowling talent.
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    We need quality wrist spinners for LOIs


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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Hes mediocre
    based on what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    based on what?
    Based on being a fake all rounder and also he played against scotland he got a duck also played against zimbabwe and got 20 something off 50 balls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Tried and tested failures of the future.

    In 2030, our fans would be begging these failed seniors to be dropped and will be doing bhangra over the U-19 batch of 2030.

    It is the sad story of Pakistan cricket. We belong in the Bangladesh/West Indies/Sri Lanka tier, but the fans expect India/England/Australia type performances and player development.
    We may aswell all turn the tv off now then, the Pakistani expert has spoken, theres no good players coming through until 2030.

    The thing is you group pakistan with teams like Bangladesh/West Indies/Sri Lanka but our records suggest we are more in the level of SA/NZ so according to you we are punching above our weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Based on being a fake all rounder and also he played against scotland he got a duck also played against zimbabwe and got 20 something off 50 balls
    But that means nothing. Have you seen him play or have you just seen some scorecards

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    Quote Originally Posted by nextover666666 View Post
    Muhammad Shehzad: Shehzad is a batting all-rounder hailing from Jhang, Punjab, and bowls right-arm medium-fast. He bats between the opener and one-down positions,

    I don't know how good he is but if he is any good we can use a medium fast batting all rounder
    He's rubbish.

    Huraira is the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    He's rubbish.

    Huraira is the best
    Agreed. He was absolute trash when i watched him bat. Ijaz ahmed should have been sacked right there for playing him over Huraira.

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    Who is 17 year old Abdul bangalzai. He scored 77 for bolochistan 2nd 11 today

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    Who is 17 year old Abdul bangalzai. He scored 77 for bolochistan 2nd 11 today
    Was in the U-19 team, didnít get a chance to play the first XI in the world cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    He's rubbish.

    Huraira is the best
    People like Mudassre don't often suffer fools gladly. He can't be too bad to have such high praise. And you can have more than one good young player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    Who is 17 year old Abdul bangalzai. He scored 77 for bolochistan 2nd 11 today
    He is probably around 21, I wouldn't read too much into the age. Just judge on performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Was in the U-19 team, didnít get a chance to play the first XI in the world cup.
    Is he any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    Is he any good?
    No footage available unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    He is probably around 21, I wouldn't read too much into the age. Just judge on performance
    Agreed, probably 19-20 right now. The most telling reason for this is that he wasnít selected for a U-19 region and is instead playing National T20 cricket for the Balochistan 2nd XI.

    For comparison, Muhammad Huraira, someone who is perceived to be more talented in the age group set-up and has been earmarked as someone to develop, has a listed age of 18 but is a genuine 18 year old. He is still playing U-19 cricket, currently captaining Central Punjab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Agreed, probably 19-20 right now. The most telling reason for this is that he wasn’t selected for a U-19 region and is instead playing National T20 cricket for the Balochistan 2nd XI.

    For comparison, Muhammad Huraira, someone who is perceived to be more talented in the age group set-up and has been earmarked as someone to develop, has a listed age of 18 but is a genuine 18 year old. He is still playing U-19 cricket, currently captaining Central Punjab.
    You are right about Huraira, he looks very young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    But that means nothing. Have you seen him play or have you just seen some scorecards
    If he was that good he wouldnt have been dropped after 2 games

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    He's rubbish.

    Huraira is the best
    Defo hurrira is one to look out for should have played all the games in u19s world cup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    He is probably around 21, I wouldn't read too much into the age. Just judge on performance
    Yeah you have never seen him but he's around 21. In an other post someone has said that Shehzad is rubbish and you ask have you seen him? Maybe use that for yourself first then ask others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khan12 View Post
    Yeah you have never seen him but he's around 21. In an other post someone has said that Shehzad is rubbish and you ask have you seen him? Maybe use that for yourself first then ask others.
    I am not sure if you know about age fudging at PK U19 level but if you didn't know, I will tell you that the vast majority of their ages are faked by 3 years,some by 4 and even by 5. As far as Shazad is concerned, none of you have seen him play but MN did and rates, so based on that, who is more credible,guys than give read scorecards on cric info or the man who ran the academy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    If he was that good he wouldnt have been dropped after 2 games



    Defo hurrira is one to look out for should have played all the games in u19s world cup
    So a player is not allowed to be out of form or carry an injury, or even play a poor shot or two at a young age. If he doesn't score he must be rubbish. Thanks for your criteria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    So a player is not allowed to be out of form or carry an injury, or even play a poor shot or two at a young age. If he doesn't score he must be rubbish. Thanks for your criteria
    Out of from after playing 2 games are you stating he was injured?

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    Stats half-way through the domestic U-19 One-Day tournament.

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    Saim Ayub and Muhammad Huraira are clearly a class apart within the batsmen. However, both will be too old for the 2022 U-19 World Cup, and this is especially detrimental to Saim Ayub who will never get the opportunity to express himself in front of millions of viewers - similar to Abdullah Shafique actually. He will have to work extra hard in domestics to get noticed.

    From people who might be fast-tracked via the 2022 U-19 World Cup, this kid called Hussain is statistically the best prospect by a mile. Not sure who else makes the cut. Would love to see his technique up close, videos of his batting made available either by himself or the PCB.

    From the bowlers, seems there are two SLAO bowlers at the top of the charts, while the top bowler Mubasir Khan is RAOB and is also one of the best batsmen in his team. One of the chinamen is Faisal Akram who I highlighted earlier.

    Donít see too many emerging pacers, I thought Ahmed Khan might do well but so far his bowling has been okay and batting might be considered better.
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    Here’s the link for anyone interested:

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/averages-repo...ort_order=desc
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    We will again be trashed by Indian U19 in the next WC.

    Substantial spending is needed at the grassroot level
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    From the stats it looks worse of the worse lot compare to last 3 worldcups.

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    Useful thread. Saim has been underfiring in recent times though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahson8 View Post
    Useful thread. Saim has been underfiring in recent times though
    Match-winning century knock in his most recent match, with 70-80 runs just a few days ago I believe. Iím sad heís one of those cricketers who got caught in between and couldnít play the WC, age was just a bit too low last year and a bit too high one year from now.

    Should have fudged his age, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Match-winning century knock in his most recent match, with 70-80 runs just a few days ago I believe. I’m sad he’s one of those cricketers who got caught in between and couldn’t play the WC, age was just a bit too low last year and a bit too high one year from now.

    Should have fudged his age, maybe?
    He was dropped from the U19 squads because he couldn't get any runs. Had also got a duck in the first game of the season, but I just checked he got a 100, so it's good to see him performing again.


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    The only performing batters will be overage by the time worldcup get started. Not a single batting talent it seems. Atleast we had Haider and Rohail last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Here’s the link for anyone interested:

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    Then why the establish performers are performing on these pitches again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    So a player is not allowed to be out of form or carry an injury, or even play a poor shot or two at a young age. If he doesn't score he must be rubbish. Thanks for your criteria
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Hereís the link for anyone interested:

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/averages-repo...ort_order=desc

    Is that muhammad shezard who played in the u19s world cup for pakistan if it is that's terrible !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    So a player is not allowed to be out of form or carry an injury, or even play a poor shot or two at a young age. If he doesn't score he must be rubbish. Thanks for your criteria

    Have you seen the stats of your mate Muhammed shezard great ain't he ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Saad View Post
    The only performing batters will be overage by the time worldcup get started. Not a single batting talent it seems. Atleast we had Haider and Rohail last time.
    Makes you wonder if the trails were done fairly

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Have you seen the stats of your mate Muhammed shezard great ain't he ?
    As I said at the time nobody has seen him play except MN at he rates him highly, only time will tell if he is any good. Now are you saying you can tell his quality by just stats, if so, you are wasted on here, you should be employed by a Wall St analytics company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    As I said at the time nobody has seen him play except MN at he rates him highly, only time will tell if he is any good. Now are you saying you can tell his quality by just stats, if so, you are wasted on here, you should be employed by a Wall St analytics company.
    Yes I can by his stats that he isnt good enough hes had chances in the u19s world cup which he failed and also he had chances now .i am already employed so il need 4 weeks notice

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    6 teams for U19 league is a terrible idea knowing how selection at junior level works here , pretty sure most of the talented ones have not been selected and the result is there for everyone, I am seriously thinking now that 6 teams even at FC level is a bad idea in Pakistan because of the nepotism in selection, they could have made pentangular a double leg FC and OD and T20 tournament and leave the Quaid Trophy as it was while reducing the number of matches if they wanted to. Atleast a bigger pool help us in identifying more talented players for the pentangular tournaments.

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    Regarding Muhammad Shehzad, if you take out the 18-19 year olds in the tournament, heís the 5th highest scoring batsman. So be was generally correctly identified.

    Unfortunately the entire batch looks like itís not that great with batting. All of them average 20s.

    However, if Mudassar Nazar and Ijaz Ahmed both liked him, then maybe thereís something about him. Letís see how he develops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Yes I can by his stats that he isnt good enough hes had chances in the u19s world cup which he failed and also he had chances now .i am already employed so il need 4 weeks notice
    Brilliant, thats sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Regarding Muhammad Shehzad, if you take out the 18-19 year olds in the tournament, he’s the 5th highest scoring batsman. So be was generally correctly identified.

    Unfortunately the entire batch looks like it’s not that great with batting. All of them average 20s.

    However, if Mudassar Nazar and Ijaz Ahmed both liked him, then maybe there’s something about him. Let’s see how he develops.
    Time will tell but why worry about what MN thinks, Trust our friend to tell just by the stats.

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    Aaliyan Mehmood (16 years old) RAOB) finishes as man of the match in the final of the 2020 U-19 One Day Cup. He took 4 wickets after the opposition was 150-1 chasing 240, to induce a collapse of 9 wickets for just 38 runs. Also finished as 3rd highest wicket taker of the tournament overall.

    Video of his bowling from one year ago:


    Best bowler of the tournament was Faisal Akram, 17 year old SLAO bowler who many have already keeping their eyes on including Ali Khan Tareen.

    Best batsman of the tournament was Abdul Faseeh, 17 year old batsman who averaged 65 in the tournament at 500+ runs. The next best batsman averaged 42 at 390 runs.

    Expect these three names to be a feature of the U-19 team moving forward.

    My personally selected U-19 One-Day Team of the Tournament:
    1. Maaz Sadaqat - 15, LHB, SLAO
    2. Mubashir Nawaz - 19, LHB
    3. Muhammad Huraira (c) - 19, RHB
    4. Abdul Faseeh - 17, LHB
    5. Mubasir Khan - 19, RHB, RAOB
    6. Mubashar Ali - 17, RHB
    7. Ghazi Ghouri (wk) - 18, RHB
    8. Ahmed Khan - 17, RHB, RAMF
    9. Aurangzaib - 18, RAMF
    10. Zeeshan Zameer - 18, RAMF
    11. Faisal Akram - 17, SLAO

    (Excluding the 19 year olds or near-19) possible Pakistan U-19 National Team for 2021:
    1. Maaz Sadaqat - 15, LHB, SLAO
    2. Saim Ayub (c) - 18, LHB
    3. Abdul Faseeh - 17, LHB
    4. Abbas Ali - 17, RHB
    5. Mubashar Ali - 17, RHB
    6. Ghazi Ghouri (wk) - 17, RHB
    7. Ahmed Khan - 17, RHB, RAMF
    8. Aaliyan Mehmood - 16, RAOB
    9. Aurangzaib - 18, RHB, RAMF
    10. Zeeshan Zameer - 18, RAMF
    11. Faisal Akram - 17, SLAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Aaliyan Mehmood (16 years old) RAOB) finishes as man of the match in the final of the 2020 U-19 One Day Cup. He took 4 wickets after the opposition was 150-1 chasing 240, to induce a collapse of 9 wickets for just 38 runs. Also finished as 3rd highest wicket taker of the tournament overall.

    Video of his bowling from one year ago:


    Best bowler of the tournament was Faisal Akram, 17 year old SLAO bowler who many have already keeping their eyes on including Ali Khan Tareen.

    Best batsman of the tournament was Abdul Faseeh, 17 year old batsman who averaged 65 in the tournament at 500+ runs. The next best batsman averaged 42 at 390 runs.

    Expect these three names to be a feature of the U-19 team moving forward.

    My personally selected U-19 One-Day Team of the Tournament:
    1. Maaz Sadaqat - 15, LHB, SLAO
    2. Mubashir Nawaz - 19, LHB
    3. Muhammad Huraira (c) - 19, RHB
    4. Abdul Faseeh - 17, LHB
    5. Mubasir Khan - 19, RHB, RAOB
    6. Mubashar Ali - 17, RHB
    7. Ghazi Ghouri (wk) - 18, RHB
    8. Ahmed Khan - 17, RHB, RAMF
    9. Aurangzaib - 18, RAMF
    10. Zeeshan Zameer - 18, RAMF
    11. Faisal Akram - 17, SLAO

    (Excluding the 19 year olds or near-19) possible Pakistan U-19 National Team for 2021:
    1. Maaz Sadaqat - 15, LHB, SLAO
    2. Saim Ayub (c) - 18, LHB
    3. Abdul Faseeh - 17, LHB
    4. Abbas Ali - 17, RHB
    5. Mubashar Ali - 17, RHB
    6. Ghazi Ghouri (wk) - 17, RHB
    7. Ahmed Khan - 17, RHB, RAMF
    8. Aaliyan Mehmood - 16, RAOB
    9. Aurangzaib - 18, RHB, RAMF
    10. Zeeshan Zameer - 18, RAMF
    11. Faisal Akram - 17, SLAO
    Is he aurthodox bowler ?

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    Team of the tournament for the 2020 U19 3-day cup.

    1. Muhammad Huraira, RHB, 19
    2. Saim Ayub (c), LHB, 18
    3. Mohammad Shoaib Khan, RHB, 19
    4. Mohammad Faizan Zafar, LHB, 18
    5. Abdul Faseeh, RHB, 17
    6. Mubasir Khan, RHB, RAOB, 19
    7. Haseebullah Khan (wk), RHB, 17
    8. Adeel Meo, SLAO, LHB 18
    9. Arham Nawab, RAOB, 17
    10. Izhar Ahmed, LAMF, 17
    11. Adil Naz, RAMF, 18

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    Maaz Sadaqat, Saim Ayub, and Abdul Faseeh all performing in second XI cricket now. Expect this trio to form the core of U19 batting for this year, if there are any games planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Tried and tested failures of the future.

    In 2030, our fans would be begging these failed seniors to be dropped and will be doing bhangra over the U-19 batch of 2030.

    It is the sad story of Pakistan cricket. We belong in the Bangladesh/West Indies/Sri Lanka tier, but the fans expect India/England/Australia type performances and player development.
    You speak the bitter truth but it is the ultimate truth. We are 3rd world country, our system is quite similar as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    You speak the bitter truth but it is the ultimate truth. We are 3rd world country, our system is quite similar as well.
    Then itís time to shake up the system, rather than sit complacent and criticize like some people like to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Then it’s time to shake up the system, rather than sit complacent and criticize like some people like to do.
    I was looking at Bangladesh U19 batsmen, their batsmen looked so much assured against pace, technically a lot better compared to our last batch. No wonder they won the WC. Haider Ali was exposed by Indian fast bowlers against short bowling in the same tournament. He is having similar problem, he is committing himself on front foot before the delivery is bowled, his balance is off. It is a problem with most of our batsmen due to low bounce pitches, but Indian batsmen have found a way to counter that despite their pitches being similar to ours. Their training must be good enough to prepare them for fast bowling and bouncy pitches

    It is something to do with coaching, they are not teaching them the right stuff at the youth level. The methods aren’t correct and outdated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    I was looking at Bangladesh U19 batsmen, their batsmen looked so much assured against pace, technically a lot better compared to our last batch. No wonder they won the WC. Haider Ali was exposed by Indian fast bowlers against short bowling in the same tournament. He is having similar problem, he is committing himself on front foot before the delivery is bowled, his balance is off. It is a problem with most of our batsmen due to low bounce pitches, but Indian batsmen have found a way to counter that despite their pitches being similar to ours. Their training must be good enough to prepare them for fast bowling and bouncy pitches

    It is something to do with coaching, they are not teaching them the right stuff at the youth level. The methods aren’t correct and outdated.
    I agree. The current head coach is Ijaz Ahmed, who believes in daleri and janbaazi. Itís time to bring in a world class batting coach ó Gary Palmer, Gio Collussi are my picks for U19 head coach. The sooner PCB realizes the need for a professional batting coach, the better.

    But the talent is there ó only difference is, our kids are forced to figure their own games out on their own.

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    At the ongoing U19 Skill Development Camp, Falcons take on Eagles in a 45-over practice game at Gaddafi Stadium:

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    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebat View Post
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    At least they look under 19 now

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    Any player from region that has never produced Pakistan player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentkiller187 View Post
    At least they look under 19 now
    There are a couple of guys in the huddle where I have doubts. But who knows.


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