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    [VIDEOS] Talent Spotter : Shahnawaz Dhani

    A profile of Shahnawaz Dhani, an emerging fast-bowler from Khawar Khan Dahani (Larkana) who has impressed in his second First-Class season for Sindh.


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    Name: Shahnawaz Dhani

    Date of Birth: 5th August, 1998, Born in Khawar Khan Dahani, Larkana

    Major teams: Larkana Under-19s, Larkana Region Under 19s, Larkana, Larkana Region, Sindh

    Batting style: Right-handed

    Bowling style: Right Arm Medium Fast

    Height: 6ft 2in


    Interest in cricket:

    I grew up in a village near Larkana where we really didnít have many opportunities to play cricket in any organized way. We did have a huge following for tape-ball cricket and the passion for the game in our village was absolutely unbelievable. As for me, I would watch cricket on TV and always be interested in matches being shown there and based on that interest, started to play tape-ball cricket from the age of 10. My late father was not very happy with me playing tape-ball and always wanted me to concentrate on studies as he didnít see much of a future in this game and he wanted me to become a Government Officer. So, I concentrated on studies and completed a BComm degree before I could really get into professional cricket.


    Starting hard-ball cricket at the Under-19 Region Level in 2016/2017

    My move to hard-ball cricket was very unique. Unlike other players who start off at junior levels and worked their way to the senior levels in domestic cricket, my journey in professional cricket with the hard-ball started in 2016 when I was selected for the Larkana Region Under-19 side in 2016. The way this happened was that a person connected with the Larkana regional cricket was an old and trusted friend of my late father and he visited our village, and the local boys organized a tape-ball game in his honour. Everyone wanted to impress him with their skills and my father who knew about my passion for the game asked me to put in my best effort too. I took that advice literally and took off my shirt and ran in to bowl as fast I as could, and the visitor was really impressed with my bowling skills and asked me if I wanted to play hard-ball cricket. He was very impressed by my bowling and told me to come to Larkana for trials which I did. But when I arrived there, I had to borrow shoes and socks from my friend and then went to the trials where I was picked to play for the Larkana Region Under-19 side in 2016/17. I was asked to play for Larkana Region in that season and started by taking 9 wickets in the 2-Day Regional Inter District Under-19 Tournament 2016-17 which was a good beginning for me and a very good introduction to the world of hard-ball cricket.


    Moving to First-Class cricket in 2019/20

    By 2019 I had played enough cricket at the regional level to feel that I was ready to move on to First-Class cricket. But there was a problem which was that to progress further, I was told that I had to play Grade 2 cricket for one to two years and that filled me with a lot of apprehension about my future. I decided to take my chances and was selected to play for Larkana Region in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade 2 2018/19 where in 3 matches I took 9 wickets, with best figures of 4/70. What this stint in Grade 2 taught me was about how the game was played at one of the highest domestic levels, and I was now starting to feel that I was getting somewhere in cricket. With the new structure in place for the 2019/20 season, I was picked as a white-ball specialist for Sindh and got to play in 2 matches in the National T20 Cup where I took 3 wickets. It appeared that I would not be able to play in First-Class games but as luck would have it, a few of the Pakistan players were pulled away for international duties and so I was given a chance to play in the First XI for Sindh and I debuted for them in November 2019 against Southern Punjab, taking one wicket.

    To say that there was a world of difference between First-Class cricket and any other form or level of the game I had played before would be an understatement Ė I was overawed by the occasion but also learnt a lot from my first and only First-Class game I played in that season. There was a lot to learn such as how to use the Kookaburra ball effectively, how to bowl against top-quality batsmen and also the fitness levels needed to bowl long spells over 4-days and I really did enjoy that experience. The encouragement I got from Sarfaraz Ahmed and other senior members of the squad was incredible and they all told me that I had great potential and could only get better in the future.


    Good performances in the 2020/21 domestic season

    This has been a very good season for me as I started off with 6 wickets in 4 games for Sindh 2nd XI in the National T20 Cup, then took 17 wickets in 5 matches in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for Sindh 2nd XI. But the highlight of the season was my promotion to the First XI from Round 4 of the tournament where I picked up 26 wickets in 7 games.


    Proud of being a cricketer from interior Sindh

    Itís indeed a great honour and something which fills me with great joy to be able to say that I am from a small village near Larkana and have played top level domestic cricket. Whenever I go home, I have many people waiting to meet me and ask me about my experience in First-Class cricket and a lot of the time I get invited to play in local games as well, and of course for meals at my fellow villagerís homes. Itís a matter of pride for my mother and my family who watch every time I have appeared on TV, and I am thankful to the Almighty for all that I have achieved so far.


    Shane Bond has always been my role model

    The former New Zealand fast-bowler, Shane Bond, has always been my favourite bowler and someone who I have watched on TV with great interest. There are some aspects of his action which I have tried to make my own, but he is definitely someone I draw a lot of inspiration from. As for my best delivery and one that I enjoy bowling with a lot of control, it has to be the bouncer. In terms of speed, I was measured at 139 KpH in 2018 at the NCA and I do feel I can bowl faster than that.


    Aspirations to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and represent Pakistan

    I have always been a great fan of the PSL since the first edition of the tournament. I would love to be part of the PSL, although I did come close to participating in the tournament as I was part of the emerging category in the draft for the 2020 tournament but was not picked. I do hope that will change for the 2021 edition, but regardless of that, my eyes are firmly on playing for Pakistan in the future and for that I am ready to put in as much work as is needed to make my dream of representing my country come true.


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    This guy is an internation prosect for sure.
    Will be interesting to see his development.
    139 kph in 2018. Pretty sure he is bowling around 140 kph these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan hunt View Post
    This guy is an internation prosect for sure.
    Will be interesting to see his development.
    139 kph in 2018. Pretty sure he is bowling around 140 kph these days.
    Maybe. I want to see two more seasons of breakthrough performances before heís fast tracked. Iíve had enough of one or two season wonders who havenít yet learned the art of setting up a batsman.

    Overall excellent interview. Very good prospect too. Has some real flair in addition to height and awkward bounce. Just need some hard work from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Maybe. I want to see two more seasons of breakthrough performances before he’s fast tracked. I’ve had enough of one or two season wonders who haven’t yet learned the art of setting up a batsman.

    Overall excellent interview. Very good prospect too. Has some real flair in addition to height and awkward bounce. Just need some hard work from him.
    Yes. The awkward bounce and zip off the wicket is what i love about him.
    If he can learn to land it in the right areas and work on his bowling fitness he will make it. I so want these guys to work with some qualified foreign trainers.
    Keep him away from waqar.

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    Has genuine potential but needs another season to work on his control.

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    So he's got a BComm degree and has been in the FC system for a couple of years now. He's also only 22

    I like his bowling, but for the love of God please do not fast track him and let him develop for at least another season

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    yes he needs to be playing more regularly and also hopefully gets a PSL contract

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Maybe. I want to see two more seasons of breakthrough performances before heís fast tracked. Iíve had enough of one or two season wonders who havenít yet learned the art of setting up a batsman.

    Overall excellent interview. Very good prospect too. Has some real flair in addition to height and awkward bounce. Just need some hard work from him.
    I dont think they can learn the art of setting up a batsman. Our domestic and coaches aren't good enough for that. Out of pak bowlers who can do that?
    Wesy vs new Zealand we could not stick to a plan and be relentless. They could and that was the difference

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    As a bowler, you are there to take as many wickets for as few runs as possible. Simple stuff indeed, but what do you do when the wicket is as a flat as a pancake and the batsman is going at it like Gordon Greenidge at Lordís in 1984

    It might not be the best idea to do an Andre Nel and snarl and grunt at the batsman; however it might tempt the batsman into losing his concentration. Do you continue your line and length and bore the batsman out? Well, thatís not going to work on a flat track, is it, as the batsman will know exactly where the next ball will be bowled. Could you be thinking of a slower ball perhaps? That indeed might be a good option as your Jonty Rhodes-type fielder might take up a sharp catch in the covers from a mistimed drive.

    However, the best option is a combination of the above. By bowling line and length, you are creating a comfort zone for the batsman as he is eating into your line and length on the flat track. The batsman is fast creating blinkers to himself, and perhaps becoming too comfortable with your bowling. Now this is when you can strike with a very different type of ball Ö either a slower ball, yorker, or probably the best - the bouncer. Essentially, you should think of lulling the batsman into a false sense of security by bowling line and length, and then putting in a change-ball ... meaning a ball that is different in either pace of length.

    The bouncer is probably the best option after the batsman has been, most likely, driving your line and length. His weight will be surging forward on each ball, and a short ball [aim for just around the heart to chin area] should do the trick and induce an error from our run-hungry friend. This is because the short ball should be played with the weight on the back foot, and things go haywire when it's played on the front foot. Hopefully that top edge will fly straight up in the air and down into the gloves of your keeper.

    The key to all bowling is to have a plan. Don't just run in and bowl. Where will you bowl? What line, what length? Are you looking to swing or seam the ball, and if so, which way? Yes, it sounds complicated and that is why sticking to line and length keeps things simple ... and can help you trick the batsman. So get working on that change-ball!

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    Let him develop .....and provide him support....plz don't hand him to Waqar or Aaqib

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataullah View Post
    I dont think they can learn the art of setting up a batsman. Our domestic and coaches aren't good enough for that. Out of pak bowlers who can do that?
    Wesy vs new Zealand we could not stick to a plan and be relentless. They could and that was the difference
    Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Tabish Khan, Mir Hamza, these guys have all learned this art through domestics (that too the previous structure).

    Iím confident the new structure will reap rewards as well. Iím not asking for McGrath level intellect, just the ability for Shahnawaz to land the ball consistently at a good line and length and also understand how to effectively vary it up using his short ball and bouncer to appropriate field placings.

    I donít want another Naseem Shah or even Shaheenís case, someone who is extremely talented but rushed into international Test cricket and hasnít learned the art of setting a batsman up.

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    Some Videos of his bowling:





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    26 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 31.

    Not too bad considering it's his first proper season in domestic cricket.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    A profile of Shahnawaz Dhani, an emerging fast-bowler from Khawar Khan Dahani (Larkana) who has impressed in his second First-Class season for Sindh.


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    Name: Shahnawaz Dhani

    Date of Birth: 5th August, 1998, Born in Khawar Khan Dahani, Larkana

    Major teams: Larkana Under-19s, Larkana Region Under 19s, Larkana, Larkana Region, Sindh

    Batting style: Right-handed

    Bowling style: Right Arm Medium Fast

    Height: 6ft 2in


    Interest in cricket:

    I grew up in a village near Larkana where we really didnít have many opportunities to play cricket in any organized way. We did have a huge following for tape-ball cricket and the passion for the game in our village was absolutely unbelievable. As for me, I would watch cricket on TV and always be interested in matches being shown there and based on that interest, started to play tape-ball cricket from the age of 10. My late father was not very happy with me playing tape-ball and always wanted me to concentrate on studies as he didnít see much of a future in this game and he wanted me to become a Government Officer. So, I concentrated on studies and completed a BComm degree before I could really get into professional cricket.


    Starting hard-ball cricket at the Under-19 Region Level in 2016/2017

    My move to hard-ball cricket was very unique. Unlike other players who start off at junior levels and worked their way to the senior levels in domestic cricket, my journey in professional cricket with the hard-ball started in 2016 when I was selected for the Larkana Region Under-19 side in 2016. The way this happened was that a person connected with the Larkana regional cricket was an old and trusted friend of my late father and he visited our village, and the local boys organized a tape-ball game in his honour. Everyone wanted to impress him with their skills and my father who knew about my passion for the game asked me to put in my best effort too. I took that advice literally and took off my shirt and ran in to bowl as fast I as could, and the visitor was really impressed with my bowling skills and asked me if I wanted to play hard-ball cricket. He was very impressed by my bowling and told me to come to Larkana for trials which I did. But when I arrived there, I had to borrow shoes and socks from my friend and then went to the trials where I was picked to play for the Larkana Region Under-19 side in 2016/17. I was asked to play for Larkana Region in that season and started by taking 9 wickets in the 2-Day Regional Inter District Under-19 Tournament 2016-17 which was a good beginning for me and a very good introduction to the world of hard-ball cricket.


    Moving to First-Class cricket in 2019/20

    By 2019 I had played enough cricket at the regional level to feel that I was ready to move on to First-Class cricket. But there was a problem which was that to progress further, I was told that I had to play Grade 2 cricket for one to two years and that filled me with a lot of apprehension about my future. I decided to take my chances and was selected to play for Larkana Region in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade 2 2018/19 where in 3 matches I took 9 wickets, with best figures of 4/70. What this stint in Grade 2 taught me was about how the game was played at one of the highest domestic levels, and I was now starting to feel that I was getting somewhere in cricket. With the new structure in place for the 2019/20 season, I was picked as a white-ball specialist for Sindh and got to play in 2 matches in the National T20 Cup where I took 3 wickets. It appeared that I would not be able to play in First-Class games but as luck would have it, a few of the Pakistan players were pulled away for international duties and so I was given a chance to play in the First XI for Sindh and I debuted for them in November 2019 against Southern Punjab, taking one wicket.

    To say that there was a world of difference between First-Class cricket and any other form or level of the game I had played before would be an understatement Ė I was overawed by the occasion but also learnt a lot from my first and only First-Class game I played in that season. There was a lot to learn such as how to use the Kookaburra ball effectively, how to bowl against top-quality batsmen and also the fitness levels needed to bowl long spells over 4-days and I really did enjoy that experience. The encouragement I got from Sarfaraz Ahmed and other senior members of the squad was incredible and they all told me that I had great potential and could only get better in the future.


    Good performances in the 2020/21 domestic season

    This has been a very good season for me as I started off with 6 wickets in 4 games for Sindh 2nd XI in the National T20 Cup, then took 17 wickets in 5 matches in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for Sindh 2nd XI. But the highlight of the season was my promotion to the First XI from Round 4 of the tournament where I picked up 26 wickets in 7 games.


    Proud of being a cricketer from interior Sindh

    Itís indeed a great honour and something which fills me with great joy to be able to say that I am from a small village near Larkana and have played top level domestic cricket. Whenever I go home, I have many people waiting to meet me and ask me about my experience in First-Class cricket and a lot of the time I get invited to play in local games as well, and of course for meals at my fellow villagerís homes. Itís a matter of pride for my mother and my family who watch every time I have appeared on TV, and I am thankful to the Almighty for all that I have achieved so far.


    Shane Bond has always been my role model

    The former New Zealand fast-bowler, Shane Bond, has always been my favourite bowler and someone who I have watched on TV with great interest. There are some aspects of his action which I have tried to make my own, but he is definitely someone I draw a lot of inspiration from. As for my best delivery and one that I enjoy bowling with a lot of control, it has to be the bouncer. In terms of speed, I was measured at 139 KpH in 2018 at the NCA and I do feel I can bowl faster than that.


    Aspirations to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and represent Pakistan

    I have always been a great fan of the PSL since the first edition of the tournament. I would love to be part of the PSL, although I did come close to participating in the tournament as I was part of the emerging category in the draft for the 2020 tournament but was not picked. I do hope that will change for the 2021 edition, but regardless of that, my eyes are firmly on playing for Pakistan in the future and for that I am ready to put in as much work as is needed to make my dream of representing my country come true.
    I like the look of this lad, he seems to have some nip and movement, and gets good energy through the crease. Maybe needs to be in the shaheens squad rather than wahab riaz.

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    I like the look of him. Good bounce, decent pace for playing your first domestic season, good swing. I would like to see him get at least another season in domestic cricket and a stint with Pakistan Shaheens before he's thrust into the Intl. setup.

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    A bit of work needed on the action and he could use his height a bit more - but technically from what I have seen of him, he looks ok.



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    Love his action.

    Quality coaches can take a good player and make him/her great. Shahnawaz has the raw materials. Hope Mohammad Zahid and others at the academy how to make him great.

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    Bit of Shabbir Ahmad in that action, no?

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    Needs atleast 1/2 season of domestic atleast but good prospect

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    We want to be a professional set up but are using different balls from first 11 or second 11?

    We should be using the same ball at all levels completely ridiculous


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManFan View Post
    Bit of Shabbir Ahmad in that action, no?
    No his action is clean as it gets. Shabbir had an ugly and jerky action

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    Hopefully he plays international cricket when he is ready and after performing well in domestic cricket for a few seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    A bit of work needed on the action and he could use his height a bit more - but technically from what I have seen of him, he looks ok.
    This exactly!

    Needs to be more upright at the time of delivery and make more use of the non bowling hand in the follow through. Along with that and some really good coaching by a professional but technical coach and he can be in the 143-145ph range consistently as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deewana Mastana View Post
    This exactly!

    Needs to be more upright at the time of delivery and make more use of the non bowling hand in the follow through. Along with that and some really good coaching by a professional but technical coach and he can be in the 143-145ph range consistently as well.
    But as usual - he will be left to his devices by our coaches and nothing will happen. This is the difference between us and other systems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiqbal View Post
    We want to be a professional set up but are using different balls from first 11 or second 11?

    We should be using the same ball at all levels completely ridiculous
    According to Wasim Khan they ordered a batch of Kookaburra balls but the supplier was closed due to COVID so they had to use the Grays balls apparently for 2nd XI cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hur rizvi View Post
    No his action is clean as it gets. Shabbir had an ugly and jerky action
    I just meant the action, not the chucking controversy.

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    Shahnawaz Dhani picked by Multan Sultans!


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    Exciting times ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Shahnawaz Dhani picked by Multan Sultans!
    So Andy Flower and Mushtaq Ahmed will be able to take a close look at him which is great news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    A profile of Shahnawaz Dhani, an emerging fast-bowler from Khawar Khan Dahani (Larkana) who has impressed in his second First-Class season for Sindh.


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    Name: Shahnawaz Dhani

    Date of Birth: 5th August, 1998, Born in Khawar Khan Dahani, Larkana

    Major teams: Larkana Under-19s, Larkana Region Under 19s, Larkana, Larkana Region, Sindh

    Batting style: Right-handed

    Bowling style: Right Arm Medium Fast

    Height: 6ft 2in


    Interest in cricket:

    I grew up in a village near Larkana where we really didnít have many opportunities to play cricket in any organized way. We did have a huge following for tape-ball cricket and the passion for the game in our village was absolutely unbelievable. As for me, I would watch cricket on TV and always be interested in matches being shown there and based on that interest, started to play tape-ball cricket from the age of 10. My late father was not very happy with me playing tape-ball and always wanted me to concentrate on studies as he didnít see much of a future in this game and he wanted me to become a Government Officer. So, I concentrated on studies and completed a BComm degree before I could really get into professional cricket.


    Starting hard-ball cricket at the Under-19 Region Level in 2016/2017

    My move to hard-ball cricket was very unique. Unlike other players who start off at junior levels and worked their way to the senior levels in domestic cricket, my journey in professional cricket with the hard-ball started in 2016 when I was selected for the Larkana Region Under-19 side in 2016. The way this happened was that a person connected with the Larkana regional cricket was an old and trusted friend of my late father and he visited our village, and the local boys organized a tape-ball game in his honour. Everyone wanted to impress him with their skills and my father who knew about my passion for the game asked me to put in my best effort too. I took that advice literally and took off my shirt and ran in to bowl as fast I as could, and the visitor was really impressed with my bowling skills and asked me if I wanted to play hard-ball cricket. He was very impressed by my bowling and told me to come to Larkana for trials which I did. But when I arrived there, I had to borrow shoes and socks from my friend and then went to the trials where I was picked to play for the Larkana Region Under-19 side in 2016/17. I was asked to play for Larkana Region in that season and started by taking 9 wickets in the 2-Day Regional Inter District Under-19 Tournament 2016-17 which was a good beginning for me and a very good introduction to the world of hard-ball cricket.


    Moving to First-Class cricket in 2019/20

    By 2019 I had played enough cricket at the regional level to feel that I was ready to move on to First-Class cricket. But there was a problem which was that to progress further, I was told that I had to play Grade 2 cricket for one to two years and that filled me with a lot of apprehension about my future. I decided to take my chances and was selected to play for Larkana Region in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade 2 2018/19 where in 3 matches I took 9 wickets, with best figures of 4/70. What this stint in Grade 2 taught me was about how the game was played at one of the highest domestic levels, and I was now starting to feel that I was getting somewhere in cricket. With the new structure in place for the 2019/20 season, I was picked as a white-ball specialist for Sindh and got to play in 2 matches in the National T20 Cup where I took 3 wickets. It appeared that I would not be able to play in First-Class games but as luck would have it, a few of the Pakistan players were pulled away for international duties and so I was given a chance to play in the First XI for Sindh and I debuted for them in November 2019 against Southern Punjab, taking one wicket.

    To say that there was a world of difference between First-Class cricket and any other form or level of the game I had played before would be an understatement Ė I was overawed by the occasion but also learnt a lot from my first and only First-Class game I played in that season. There was a lot to learn such as how to use the Kookaburra ball effectively, how to bowl against top-quality batsmen and also the fitness levels needed to bowl long spells over 4-days and I really did enjoy that experience. The encouragement I got from Sarfaraz Ahmed and other senior members of the squad was incredible and they all told me that I had great potential and could only get better in the future.


    Good performances in the 2020/21 domestic season

    This has been a very good season for me as I started off with 6 wickets in 4 games for Sindh 2nd XI in the National T20 Cup, then took 17 wickets in 5 matches in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for Sindh 2nd XI. But the highlight of the season was my promotion to the First XI from Round 4 of the tournament where I picked up 26 wickets in 7 games.


    Proud of being a cricketer from interior Sindh

    Itís indeed a great honour and something which fills me with great joy to be able to say that I am from a small village near Larkana and have played top level domestic cricket. Whenever I go home, I have many people waiting to meet me and ask me about my experience in First-Class cricket and a lot of the time I get invited to play in local games as well, and of course for meals at my fellow villagerís homes. Itís a matter of pride for my mother and my family who watch every time I have appeared on TV, and I am thankful to the Almighty for all that I have achieved so far.


    Shane Bond has always been my role model

    The former New Zealand fast-bowler, Shane Bond, has always been my favourite bowler and someone who I have watched on TV with great interest. There are some aspects of his action which I have tried to make my own, but he is definitely someone I draw a lot of inspiration from. As for my best delivery and one that I enjoy bowling with a lot of control, it has to be the bouncer. In terms of speed, I was measured at 139 KpH in 2018 at the NCA and I do feel I can bowl faster than that.


    Aspirations to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and represent Pakistan

    I have always been a great fan of the PSL since the first edition of the tournament. I would love to be part of the PSL, although I did come close to participating in the tournament as I was part of the emerging category in the draft for the 2020 tournament but was not picked. I do hope that will change for the 2021 edition, but regardless of that, my eyes are firmly on playing for Pakistan in the future and for that I am ready to put in as much work as is needed to make my dream of representing my country come true.
    Good interview...fromwhat i can see in pic he appears to be tall and strong. Appears to havea good follwo thru ....I like it when people from the interiors in pak and my country India are given such a stage...so good effort by pak passion to highlight such guys, He appears to be a humble lad as well...all the best from an indian pace bowling fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrIc_Mystique View Post
    Good interview...fromwhat i can see in pic he appears to be tall and strong. Appears to havea good follwo thru ....I like it when people from the interiors in pak and my country India are given such a stage...so good effort by pak passion to highlight such guys, He appears to be a humble lad as well...all the best from an indian pace bowling fan.
    He is 6ft 2 in in height


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    Shahnawaz Dhani selected by Multan today for his PSL debut vs Peshawar.

    Let's see how he gets on


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    140kph yorker first up from Dhani!


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    145 now

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    145.2

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    145.2 kph in his first over.

    Good first over in the PSL.



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    Just like the commies I Am impressed. The guy has all the basics

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    He will be playing test cricket very soon.

    High quality bowler.

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    First time I've seen him. Looks the real deal.

    Good pace and bounce, looks like he has some decent control, and he looks like he enjoys the pressure of the big game.

    Very promising.


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    T20's are not his strength. He is a better red ball bowler.
    Has skill to move it both ways and great character to run in all day.

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    Broke helmet of Kamran Akmal.

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    Dhani bangs it in short and smashes into Kamran Akmal's helmet!


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    146.4

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    This kid is very weirdly quick. I say that because I donít know how to classify him. Quick in air or skiddish quick?

    He looks a lot quicker than what the speed guns are saying. He has a very nice high arm action, comes right at you.

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    Looked very good. Good bounce, good variations and good pace.

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    What a gem of a talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewie View Post
    This kid is very weirdly quick. I say that because I don’t know how to classify him. Quick in air or skiddish quick?

    He looks a lot quicker than what the speed guns are saying. He has a very nice high arm action, comes right at you.
    It's through the air, not skiddish like most Pak bowlers who are 5'8. He's generating pace without trying too hard. He's not lightning quick by any means, but with his height he's getting bounce which the likes of Musa would never manage.


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    145 kph from him feels like 150 kph from some of the shorter guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacy with wisdom View Post
    T20's are not his strength. He is a better red ball bowler.
    Has skill to move it both ways and great character to run in all day.
    Do you agree that hŤ should had been bowling a bit fuller in his first over? HŤ got Some shape on his first ball

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    Thank God he is 6’2” else PP experts would be fuming.

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    Great find

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    Every 2nd bowler playing for his team is clocking 140k+ , I wonder what happened to there are 38 better fast bowlers than Naseem Shah thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewie View Post
    This kid is very weirdly quick. I say that because I donít know how to classify him. Quick in air or skiddish quick?

    He looks a lot quicker than what the speed guns are saying. He has a very nice high arm action, comes right at you.
    His quickness reminds me of Samiís quickness

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    Another rock thrower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan hunt View Post
    145 kph from him feels like 150 kph from some of the shorter guys.
    Itís true. The way the batsmen were playing him you get the feeling he is a lot quicker than what the speed gun says. But his action looks so effortless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Another rock thrower?
    The very first ball he bowled, it swerved a bit. No he is not Rauf style tapeya bowler. Proper action and seam although he bowled some cross seam balls too. But I feel he will move the red ball A LOT.

    I am cautiously excited for this guy. He seems to be a better potential than even Hasnain and Naseem.

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    Really enjoyed his bowling. Let's hope this is the start of a good career

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    That bouncer to Kamran Akmal was just amazing, hope he turns out to be the find of the tournament & then he performs in test cricket whenever he gets a chance.

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    Some promising bowlers on display so far, and were yet to see Dilbar. But at the moment from what weíve seen Dhani seems the most promising, still very raw though! Shame thereís no batsman to shout about yet.
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    Decent prospect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebat View Post
    Dhani bangs it in short and smashes into Kamran Akmal's helmet!
    He bowls the short ball well.

    He was bouncing batsmen out even in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on slow Karachi wickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacy with wisdom View Post
    He will be playing test cricket very soon.

    High quality bowler.
    He's the sort of pacer we should be taking to places like Australia and South Africa, not short and skiddy Musa Khan types.

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    Here's a big test for Dhani. 42 from 24 required and Multan in big need of a breakthrough


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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebat View Post
    Here's a big test for Dhani. 42 from 24 required and Multan in big need of a breakthrough
    And he's passing that test with flying colours! 1, 0, wicket!


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    He gets the other set batsman TKC. 2 new batsmen at the crease, just the over Multan needed!


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    Kid looks pretty promising and impressive.

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    Another massive test for Dhani. 21 from 12 required and he comes in for his last over.


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    Impressive debut with some heat. Needs to work on slower balls and yorkers.

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    That last over shouldn't take away from his performance overall. Was constantly trying to repair the damage from the other end, and in his PSL debut he was brilliant


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    Hopefully this should silence those who want to fast track him to the national side. Let him play domestic first.

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    Excellent prospect. I think he's more suited to longer format. Even domestically he was more impressive in 4-day cricket

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    Something makes me feel he's like Ishant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audrey500 View Post
    Hopefully this should silence those who want to fast track him to the national side. Let him play domestic first.
    What you talking about?

    How many bowlers don't get smashed in T20 let alone your debut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audrey500 View Post
    Hopefully this should silence those who want to fast track him to the national side. Let him play domestic first.
    Nobody said anything like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Impressive debut with some heat. Needs to work on slower balls and yorkers.
    Yup he should try to add Yorkers to his reportoire

    If I were Rizwan I wouldn't use him in death overs. More suited to middle overs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audrey500 View Post
    Hopefully this should silence those who want to fast track him to the national side. Let him play domestic first.
    Nobodys asked him to be fast tracked

    Hes shown great potential and been v impressive Hes one hopefully for the future


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    He is most suited to longer format, T20s will ruin his career

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    Pakistan should make him focus on First class. Try to hone his skills for Test cricket which is his best format


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