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    Karachi, 11 December 2020: Top-ranked Sindh further consolidated their tournament victory chances courtesy a nine-wicket haul by leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed that helped them attain a 68-run lead over Balochistan on day-two of the tenth and final round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Second XI tournament being played across three Karachi venues.

    Balochistan vs Sindh, KCCA Stadium, Karachi:

    Resuming at the overnight score of 15 for no loss, Balochistan were spun-out for 211 runs by Sindh leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed who took nine wickets for 98 runs in 35.2 overs. Abrar singlehandedly ran through the Balochistan batting line-up to further consolidate top-ranked Sindhís grip on the title.


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    Surprised he was dropped to 2nds...had been playing on flat wickets in 1sts but mr asad shafiq had other ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omer2002 View Post
    Surprised he was dropped to 2nds...had been playing on flat wickets in 1sts but mr asad shafiq had other ideas
    Yes a little shocking and then goes and gets a 9fer!


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    amazing stats! I thought the 2nd XI were considered 1st class games but after looking @ his record it seems I was wrong lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omer2002 View Post
    Surprised he was dropped to 2nds...had been playing on flat wickets in 1sts but mr asad shafiq had other ideas
    Iím sure Basit had more say in this decision than Shafiq. Asad Shafiq (probably) barely knows anything about the spin options available to Sindh.

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    This just shows the difference in the standard of cricket being played in first class and in the second xi games. Just look at this example of Abrar Ahmed, he performed exceptional in the 2nd xi games he played (48 wickets), and then gets promoted to 1st XI and struggled a bit, as the competition was higher and stronger and then he gets demoted to the 2nd xi (terrible decision in my opinion) and picks up 9 wickets in his first match back.

    This is how a domestic system should be. A player performs and then gets promoted and notices and feels the difference in the standard of cricket being played. This is how world class players are going to be produced and they are going to be mentally stronger once they reach international level.

    Now that there is a strong system, and players know that they have to work twice as hard even after getting promoted to the first xi of their respective teams, young cricketers should not be fast tracked unless they are performing exceptional and have proved to the selectors that they are ready for international cricket. Before there was no system, as many young cricketers got lost in the system, so I was one of those fans that always wanted young cricketers to perform and get selected in international, because of the danger of them getting lost as well.

    But now with this strong system, the more first class cricket these cricketers play, the more it will benefit them and improve their game. Before the players use to learn at international level and they were not really ready. They were 50 to 60 percent of the finished product. When you go to international, players should be 85 to 90 percent of the finished product.
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    The story of Abrar shows the success of the new system. And if WK stays around for another 5 years, the fruits will be born by PK for decades. Players are now out of their comfort zone and if we put the heat on the coaches to improve fielding standards, we will get highly competitive games all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkKnight123 View Post
    This just shows the difference in the standard of cricket being played in first class and in the second xi games. Just look at this example of Abrar Ahmed, he performed exceptional in the 2nd xi games he played (48 wickets), and then gets promoted to 1st XI and struggled a bit, as the competition was higher and stronger and then he gets demoted to the 2nd xi (terrible decision in my opinion) and picks up 9 wickets in his first match back.

    This is how a domestic system should be. A player performs and then gets promoted and notices and feels the difference in the standard of cricket being played. This is how world class players are going to be produced and they are going to be mentally stronger once they reach international level.

    Now that there is a strong system, and players know that they have to work twice as hard even after getting promoted to the first xi of their respective teams, young cricketers should not be fast tracked unless they are performing exceptional and have proved to the selectors that they are ready for international cricket. Before there was no system, as many young cricketers got lost in the system, so I was one of those fans that always wanted young cricketers to perform and get selected in international, because of the danger of them getting lost as well.

    But now with this strong system, the more first class cricket these cricketers play, the more it will benefit them and improve their game. Before the players use to learn at international level and they were not really ready. They were 50 to 60 percent of the finished product. When you go to international, players should be 85 to 90 percent of the finished product.
    To be honest its good that he had a excellent games in the second xi and its also good he didnt get to many wickets it will bring down to earth and will make him work even harder to make sure he plays in the first and stays in the first xi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    The story of Abrar shows the success of the new system. And if WK stays around for another 5 years, the fruits will be born by PK for decades. Players are now out of their comfort zone and if we put the heat on the coaches to improve fielding standards, we will get highly competitive games all the time.
    Its brilliant to see that younger players are getting a chance and performing credit must go to the coaches and the management

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omer2002 View Post
    Surprised he was dropped to 2nds...had been playing on flat wickets in 1sts but mr asad shafiq had other ideas
    Its fine he needs to be kept on his toes hes to good for second xi he will work harder to gain a position in the first xi and stay in the first xi

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    Amazing stats in the second xi but different story in the first xi brought back to earth hopefullly he will work even harder snd gain a permenant spot in the first xi in the next season

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    Is it possible the different ball being used is causing some problems for him ?

    Cause was reading an article comparing different balls and how the kookaburaaaa ball spins less the. Other balls.

    In this article the SG ball was reported to spin the most

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiqbal View Post
    Is it possible the different ball being used is causing some problems for him ?

    Cause was reading an article comparing different balls and how the kookaburaaaa ball spins less the. Other balls.

    In this article the SG ball was reported to spin the most
    If so, isnít it good that heís learning to use the kookaburra? Itís the ball being used internationally in any case.

    I suppose they need to implement kookaburras into the second XI setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiqbal View Post
    Is it possible the different ball being used is causing some problems for him ?

    Cause was reading an article comparing different balls and how the kookaburaaaa ball spins less the. Other balls.

    In this article the SG ball was reported to spin the most
    They should use the kookaburaa bowls in the second xi azwell

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    Was taking wickets for fun in 2nd XI Trophy (57 wkts at average of 11 in 6 matches).

    Finding the stepup to 1st XI more difficult though, 15 wkts at 44 apiece.

    He may have ability but 57 scalps in 6 matches is ridiculous and suggests in the 2nd XI either the pitches are woefully underprepared or the batsmen are incompetent against spin - likely it's both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Was taking wickets for fun in 2nd XI Trophy (57 wkts at average of 11 in 6 matches).

    Finding the stepup to 1st XI more difficult though, 15 wkts at 44 apiece.

    He may have ability but 57 scalps in 6 matches is ridiculous and suggests in the 2nd XI either the pitches are woefully underprepared or the batsmen are incompetent against spin - likely it's both.
    Inferior quality balls as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Was taking wickets for fun in 2nd XI Trophy (57 wkts at average of 11 in 6 matches).

    Finding the stepup to 1st XI more difficult though, 15 wkts at 44 apiece.

    He may have ability but 57 scalps in 6 matches is ridiculous and suggests in the 2nd XI either the pitches are woefully underprepared or the batsmen are incompetent against spin - likely it's both.
    He is reportedly struggling with the size of the kookaburra, which isnt being used in the 2nd division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Was taking wickets for fun in 2nd XI Trophy (57 wkts at average of 11 in 6 matches).

    Finding the stepup to 1st XI more difficult though, 15 wkts at 44 apiece.

    He may have ability but 57 scalps in 6 matches is ridiculous and suggests in the 2nd XI either the pitches are woefully underprepared or the batsmen are incompetent against spin - likely it's both.
    the latter, have seen so many wickets, even in the first xi comp of batters falling to aerial shots against spinners, can only imagine how bad it is at the lower grades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Inferior quality balls as well
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacy with wisdom View Post
    He is reportedly struggling with the size of the kookaburra, which isnt being used in the 2nd division.
    PCB should invest in the 2nd XI competition now, the pitches and balls seem similar to the old FC system.

    The feeder system into FC cricket is extremely important.

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    Why aint they using the same balls in the second xi this need to be the same ball from the first to second xi


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    As I said the guy isn't all that. He's a white ball bowler only.

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    Picked by Peshawar Zalmi in the emerging category.

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    Didnt expect peshawar to pick abrar

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    On debut for Peshawar Zalmi today.

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    Hint of Imran Tahir in the young lad's action, particularly in that bustling skip to the crease. His leg-break doesn't quite turn as much as Tahir's, but that aspect can improve with a lot of practice.

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    Loved his expressions and enthusiasm!

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    Gets two wickets in his second over for PZ

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    Abrar gets 2 wickets in 3 balls and brings out the Afridi celebration.

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    Apparently they call him Harry Potter


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    Celebrates like

    1. Akhtar
    2. Imran Tahir
    3. Shahid Afridi
    4. ?

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    3/14 in 4 overs - what a debut for his new side!


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    Running off like Tahir after his 2nd wicket:

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    Good stuff. How he continues it and adds pace and flight variations to his bowling will be important going forward as teams will be more aware of what he has to offer.

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    Good varieties and control.

    I just hope he continues to get more chances.



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    Excellent debut under pressure to perform but am not convinced yet.

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    Being taken to the cleaners today vs IU

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    3/39 for Abrar for Sindh vs CP at the National T20 Cup.



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    Good for him that he is selected for Pakistan Shaheens but Wasim should have selected Faisal Akram another mystery spinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.lesner View Post
    Good for him that he is selected for Pakistan Shaheens but Wasim should have selected Faisal Akram another mystery spinner
    I agree he should have but maybe too early for him. Really disappointed Southern Punjab dropped him after 3 games when he had just one bad game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omer2002 View Post
    I agree he should have but maybe too early for him. Really disappointed Southern Punjab dropped him after 3 games when he had just one bad game
    Pakistan Shaheens are playing in Sri Lanka and you don't have enough spinners only Pakistan selectors could do that should have kept atleast 5 spinners for 4 days and ODI combined they just have Zahid and Abrar should have added Faisal Akram , Zafar Gohar or Aarish Ali Khan and Usama Mir.
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    From Round 6 of QeA:

    Karachi, 24 November 2021: Sindh took complete control of their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 sixth-round clash against Balochistan on day-one of the four-day fixture at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi. After rolling over Balochistan for 96 courtesy leg-spinner Abrar Ahmedís maiden five-wicket first-class haul and pacer Sohail Khanís four-fer, Sindh openers Ahsan Ali (119 not out) and Khurram Manzoor (94) added 199 runs for the first-wicket to all but end Balochistanís hopes of a comeback in the match.

    Sindh won the toss and opted to bowl first against Balochistan at the UBL Sports Complex, Balochistan got off to a poor start as Sindh bowlers dominated the first session. Lunch was taken with Balochistan placed at 67 for four.

    Fast bowler Sohail Khan made the inroads before lunch and it was the Abrar show post-lunch as Balochistan were sent packing for 96. Captain Imran Butt (33) was the only Balochistan batter to offer some resistance.

    Abrar finished with a five-wicket haul conceding 23 runs in 5.5 overs as Balochistan lost their last six wickets for 19 runs. Sohail took four wickets for 26 runs from his nine overs. Sindh collected the full (six) bowling points on offer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    From Round 6 of QeA:

    Karachi, 24 November 2021: Sindh took complete control of their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 sixth-round clash against Balochistan on day-one of the four-day fixture at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi. After rolling over Balochistan for 96 courtesy leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed’s maiden five-wicket first-class haul and pacer Sohail Khan’s four-fer, Sindh openers Ahsan Ali (119 not out) and Khurram Manzoor (94) added 199 runs for the first-wicket to all but end Balochistan’s hopes of a comeback in the match.

    Sindh won the toss and opted to bowl first against Balochistan at the UBL Sports Complex, Balochistan got off to a poor start as Sindh bowlers dominated the first session. Lunch was taken with Balochistan placed at 67 for four.

    Fast bowler Sohail Khan made the inroads before lunch and it was the Abrar show post-lunch as Balochistan were sent packing for 96. Captain Imran Butt (33) was the only Balochistan batter to offer some resistance.

    Abrar finished with a five-wicket haul conceding 23 runs in 5.5 overs as Balochistan lost their last six wickets for 19 runs. Sohail took four wickets for 26 runs from his nine overs. Sindh collected the full (six) bowling points on offer.
    Day 2:

    Leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed who had collected his maiden first-class five-fer yesterday, took four second innings wickets (4/40) today to further increase Balochistan woes.


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    Karachi, 26 November 2021: Young leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed took his maiden first-class ten-wicket haul as Sindh registered their first win of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 season. Resuming their second innings at the overnight score of 132 for five, Balochistan were bowled out for 158 runs to hand Sindh a comprehensive innings and 188-run victory at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi in the sixth-round tie.

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