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    [VIDEOS/PICTURES] 8-week Camp for 32 Under-19 players to be held in Karachi from 28th July

    Camp for 32 U19 players to begin in Karachi next week

    • Players to assemble at Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre on Wednesday 28 July, camp to formally commence a day later

    • “This is an extensive eight-week camp which will provide great exposure to the 32 players who are the future of Pakistan’s men’s cricket,” Saleem Jaffer


    Karachi, 24 July 2021:

    A total of 32 U19 players from across the country will take part in an eight-week long training camp that begins at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre at the National Stadium, Karachi on Thursday 29 July.

    The 32 probables include all 17 members of the Pakistan U19 squad that was chosen for the April tour of Bangladesh that had to be postponed days before the team’s departure due to rise of Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh.

    The camp will be conducted in the supervision of U19 and Shaheen’s Head Coach Ijaz Ahmed along with the U19 support staff.

    The camp will not only provide extensive practice, training and scenario-based match practice to the Pakistan U19 squad for next year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup (West Indies, January 2021) but it will also provide valuable exposure to the rest of the probables in a High Performance camp environment.

    Besides cricket and fitness drills, the camp will also focus on grooming the players in various other life aspects that will be critical in their growth as cricketers and as potential Pakistan stars of the future.

    Meanwhile, the 32 players and support staff will undergo Covid-19 tests in their respective home towns before assembling in Karachi, the group will be retested at the Hanif Mohammad HPC upon their arrival. During the camp, strict Covid-19 SOPs will be followed.

    Camp probables:

    Batters – Abbas Ali (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Abdul Faseeh (Northern), Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Balochistan), Aun Shehzad (Southern Punjab), Fahad Munir (Central Punjab), Maaz Sadaqat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Irfan Niazi (Central Punjab), Mohammad Shehzad (Southern Punjab), Mohammad Waqas (Central Punjab), Mubashir Ali (Southern Punjab), Qasim Akram (Central Punjab) and Rizwan Mehmood (Sindh)

    Fast bowlers – Ahmed Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Asim Ali (Sindh), Aurangzeb (Balochistan), Awais Abbas (Southern Punjab), Muneeb Wasif (Central Punjab), Tahir Hussain (Southern Punjab) and Zeeshan Zameer (Sindh)

    Spinners – Aaliyan Mehmood (Sindh), Adil Meo (Sindh), Ali Asfand (Central Punjab), Arham Nawab (Central Punjab), Faisal Akram (Southern Punjab), Ismail Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mehran Mumtaz (Northern), Talha Ahsan (Sindh), Zeeshan Ahmed (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) – additional player

    Wicketkeepers – Ghazi Ghori (Sindh), Haseebullah (Balochistan), Raza-ul-Mustafa (Northern), Salman Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Players Support Personnel – Ijaz Ahmed (head coach), Imranullah (trainer), Rao Iftikhar (bowling coach), Mohtashim Rasheed (fielding coach), Hafiz Naeem (physiotherapist), Faisal Rai (analyst).

    Chair of the Junior Selection Committee Saleem Jaffer: “This is an extensive eight-week camp which will provide great exposure to the 32 players who are the future of Pakistan’s men’s cricket. We have a quality coaching staff that will look after the players, our aim is to provide the Pakistan probables for next year’s ICC U19 World Cup, the best possible practice and training ahead of the big event.

    “The 32 players have been selected from across the country based on their performances, potential and future. The camp provides an ideal opportunity for them to showcase their talent and mettle and learn as much as they can about the needs and requirements for becoming a world class cricketer that can serve the country for a long time.”


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    At least we should have 2 foreign professional and skilled coaches (batting and fielding) in junior setup.
    Also question arise “How many players selected based on connection and parchi quota?”
    PCB not only tight with money but also not concern about improving our cricket.

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    Over of the years we have had 100s of these camps and they have had no impact. Surely by now someone must evaluated the effectiveness of these camps. By all means teach them but let the kids play matches and lots of them. So they can start to put theory into practice.

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    I just hope we dont get excited until any of these young guns perform consistently in domestic cricket for a couple of years.

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    After a long time there are quite a few decent young spinners covering every variety to look forward. Hopefully atleast a few of them can develop well going forward.

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    Keeping the coaches busy and making them earn their rupees.

    Good stuff.



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    I guess all the players are school drop outs as the camp will run into September .

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    Quote Originally Posted by moghul View Post
    I guess all the players are school drop outs as the camp will run into September .
    What do you expect?

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    A squad squad of players

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Keeping the coaches busy and making them earn their rupees.

    Good stuff.
    The one area our coaches could make a difference is fielding but as we see both in Domestic and International cricket, our players are light years behind. The whole coaches thing is scam. Better off paying players better and improving facilities.

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    Any promising young batsmen in this group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacattakk View Post
    Any promising young batsmen in this group?
    Based upon last U19 domestic one day season performances and how the coaches of the ones that have played for main regions rate them:

    Qasim Akram (Not only a promising U19 batsman and captain lf U19 team rather one of the most rated young players in Pakistan averaging over 50 for CP’s senior team in Pakistan cup with the bat and a handy off spin bowler as well)

    Abdul Faseeh (Was convincingly the best U19 batsman in U19 one day regional tournament representing Northers with an average of 60+, 1 100 and 5 50s in 11 matches)

    Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Was rated highly by Faisal Iqbal who was Balochistan main regional coach and showed decent raw skillset for his age in an innings or two for senior Balochistan team as well)

    These are currently the stand out ones based upon fast progression to senior regional teams or exceptional performances at U19 domestic level. However, others selected were also amongst the better batsmen in the regional U19 one day tournament so you never know if any one of them can grow in future.

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    Two Parachi players
    Mohammad Shehzad and Fahad Munir

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    These high professional camps are a complete waste of time. Nothing is gonna come out off it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Based upon last U19 domestic one day season performances and how the coaches of the ones that have played for main regions rate them:

    Qasim Akram (Not only a promising U19 batsman and captain lf U19 team rather one of the most rated young players in Pakistan averaging over 50 for CP’s senior team in Pakistan cup with the bat and a handy off spin bowler as well)

    Abdul Faseeh (Was convincingly the best U19 batsman in U19 one day regional tournament representing Northers with an average of 60+, 1 100 and 5 50s in 11 matches)

    Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Was rated highly by Faisal Iqbal who was Balochistan main regional coach and showed decent raw skillset for his age in an innings or two for senior Balochistan team as well)

    These are currently the stand out ones based upon fast progression to senior regional teams or exceptional performances at U19 domestic level. However, others selected were also amongst the better batsmen in the regional U19 one day tournament so you never know if any one of them can grow in future.
    The lad that played T20 in UAE- Zeeshan has a good chance to make it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    The lad that played T20 in UAE- Zeeshan has a good chance to make it
    The spinners are actually quite decent fasial akram,Aaliyan mehmood and adil Meo I belive akram bowled to Babar in a practice match.



    Muneeb Wasif has a good prospect azwell swings the ball

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    All hype but zero substance

    Name one world class U19 batsman in last 21 years apart from Babar Azam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    All hype but zero substance

    N

    Name one world class U19 batsman in last 21 years apart from Babar Azam.
    NO batsman at all which is so sad. But akram is a chinaman bowler

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    Camp in progress:







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    Pictures (courtesy of the PCB) from the ongoing 8-week camp for 32 Under-19 players which is underway in Karachi

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    Pictures from ongoing camp

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    Search for quality spinners to end with emergence of U19 talent: Ijaz Ahmed

    Ali Asfand, Faisal Akram, Mehran Ibrahim, Zeeshan have the talent and temperament of becoming world-class performers,” says Ijaz Ahmed
    ‘’We are very fortunate to have a quality crop of spinners that have immense potential and talent,” says Mushtaq Ahmed
    “My aim is to make maximum use of the camp and serve Pakistan cricket for a long time,” says Ali Asfand
    “I feel a lot more confident of my skills and hope to make full use of the coaching and grooming I have received,” says Faisal Akram


    The ongoing High Performance Camp for the U19 players at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre Karachi is focusing on physical fitness, training and match preparation of the teenagers ahead of the upcoming domestic U19 season and the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

    The World Cup will be played in the West Indies at the start of next year, the camp includes 32 players from all over the country who have gone through a gruelling schedule of early morning training routines, 50-overs and three-day matches, fitness and gym sessions as part of their preparation not only for junior cricket but also for their eventual progress to domestic cricket.

    While the camp includes the most promising batters, fast bowlers and wicketkeepers, it is the exciting pack of spinners that have caught the eye of the team management led by former Pakistan Test batter Ijaz Ahmed who has been at the helm of age-group and Shaheens teams’ for the last two years.

    Ijaz feels that Pakistan men’s national cricket team is set to benefit a great deal in the next two years through the emergence of young spinners who have progressed at a rapid rate from the U16 stage.

    Ijaz’s sentiments were echoed by NHPC bowling consultant and former Pakistan Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed.

    Pakistan U19 Head Coach Ijaz Ahmed: “We have been working hard with these spinners for two years, they graduated from the U16 stage and have been developing brilliantly. The PCB has provided us great support with Mushtaq Ahmed working with the spinners during the training camps that we have arranged over the course of the last 12 to 18 months.

    “The ongoing camp in Karachi has given an extended opportunity of further honing the skills of the spinners, at present, we have top quality left-arm spinners, leg-spinners and off-spinners in Ali Asfand, Aaliyan Mehmood, Faisal Akram, Mehran Mumtaz and Zeeshan Ahmed besides all-rounders like Qasim Akram and Fahad Munir who have the talent and temperament of becoming world-class performers by delivering the goods both at the U19 level and as future Pakistan stars.

    “I have full confidence in their abilities and I am ready to say with full conviction that these spinners will be ready to serve Pakistan cricket in the next two years, the scarcity of quality spinners will become a thing of the past in the near future.”

    NHPC Bowling Consultant Mushtaq Ahmed: ‘’We are very fortunate to have a quality crop of spinners that have immense potential and talent. These players have graduated from the U16s and have made massive improvements in their game both from a technical as well as tactical aspects. As a spin bowling coach, my role is to provide them game awareness, reading pitches, the knowledge about various variations and how to deliver them, field placing as how to psyche out a batter.

    “The work that has been done at this High Performance Camp in Karachi is absolutely amazing as the management led by Ijaz Ahmed has given these players as many as 26 matches against quality opposition including Sindh’s first and second XI players.

    “This camp and the ones held previously besides the experience of playing tournaments like the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and the U19 Asia Cup will surely help our young spinners hone their skills quickly which augurs well for our future in the spin bowling department.”

    Left-arm-spinner Ali Asfand and left-arm-wrist-spinner Faisal Akram are the two of the most promising spinners in the camp, the two are enjoying putting in the hard yards at the Hanif Mohammad HPC as they aim to make full use of the skills they have learned over the course of the last month and a half.

    Left-Arm-Spinner Ali Asfand: “Playing so many matches has been a great help for us as there is nothing like executing the skills you learn in practice in a match scenario. Our coaches have provided us a tremendous opportunity of not only developing our bowling and batting skills but also of improving our fitness ahead of the U19 domestic season and next year’s World Cup.

    “My personal aim would be to make maximum use of the camp in the forthcoming season and further develop my bowling skills and serve Pakistan cricket for a long time.”

    Left-Arm-Wrist-Spinner Faisal Akram: “We have been here at the camp for more than a month, there has been a real emphasis on our fielding and fitness besides batting and bowling. The matches against Sindh have provided us a great opportunity of learning and overcoming various challenges during a match. We have played against international and seasoned first-class players which has been a great learning curve for us.

    “We have thoroughly enjoyed the camp and the hard work we done will surely help us both in our development and our future at the professional stage of the game. At an individual level, I feel a lot more confident of my skills as a left-arm-chinaman bowler and hope to make full use of the coaching and grooming I have received here in the years ahead.”

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/press-release...jaz-ahmed.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMB View Post
    Search for quality spinners to end with emergence of U19 talent: Ijaz Ahmed

    Ali Asfand, Faisal Akram, Mehran Ibrahim, Zeeshan have the talent and temperament of becoming world-class performers,” says Ijaz Ahmed
    ‘’We are very fortunate to have a quality crop of spinners that have immense potential and talent,” says Mushtaq Ahmed
    “My aim is to make maximum use of the camp and serve Pakistan cricket for a long time,” says Ali Asfand
    “I feel a lot more confident of my skills and hope to make full use of the coaching and grooming I have received,” says Faisal Akram


    The ongoing High Performance Camp for the U19 players at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre Karachi is focusing on physical fitness, training and match preparation of the teenagers ahead of the upcoming domestic U19 season and the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

    The World Cup will be played in the West Indies at the start of next year, the camp includes 32 players from all over the country who have gone through a gruelling schedule of early morning training routines, 50-overs and three-day matches, fitness and gym sessions as part of their preparation not only for junior cricket but also for their eventual progress to domestic cricket.

    While the camp includes the most promising batters, fast bowlers and wicketkeepers, it is the exciting pack of spinners that have caught the eye of the team management led by former Pakistan Test batter Ijaz Ahmed who has been at the helm of age-group and Shaheens teams’ for the last two years.

    Ijaz feels that Pakistan men’s national cricket team is set to benefit a great deal in the next two years through the emergence of young spinners who have progressed at a rapid rate from the U16 stage.

    Ijaz’s sentiments were echoed by NHPC bowling consultant and former Pakistan Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed.

    Pakistan U19 Head Coach Ijaz Ahmed: “We have been working hard with these spinners for two years, they graduated from the U16 stage and have been developing brilliantly. The PCB has provided us great support with Mushtaq Ahmed working with the spinners during the training camps that we have arranged over the course of the last 12 to 18 months.

    “The ongoing camp in Karachi has given an extended opportunity of further honing the skills of the spinners, at present, we have top quality left-arm spinners, leg-spinners and off-spinners in Ali Asfand, Aaliyan Mehmood, Faisal Akram, Mehran Mumtaz and Zeeshan Ahmed besides all-rounders like Qasim Akram and Fahad Munir who have the talent and temperament of becoming world-class performers by delivering the goods both at the U19 level and as future Pakistan stars.

    “I have full confidence in their abilities and I am ready to say with full conviction that these spinners will be ready to serve Pakistan cricket in the next two years, the scarcity of quality spinners will become a thing of the past in the near future.”

    NHPC Bowling Consultant Mushtaq Ahmed: ‘’We are very fortunate to have a quality crop of spinners that have immense potential and talent. These players have graduated from the U16s and have made massive improvements in their game both from a technical as well as tactical aspects. As a spin bowling coach, my role is to provide them game awareness, reading pitches, the knowledge about various variations and how to deliver them, field placing as how to psyche out a batter.

    “The work that has been done at this High Performance Camp in Karachi is absolutely amazing as the management led by Ijaz Ahmed has given these players as many as 26 matches against quality opposition including Sindh’s first and second XI players.

    “This camp and the ones held previously besides the experience of playing tournaments like the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and the U19 Asia Cup will surely help our young spinners hone their skills quickly which augurs well for our future in the spin bowling department.”

    Left-arm-spinner Ali Asfand and left-arm-wrist-spinner Faisal Akram are the two of the most promising spinners in the camp, the two are enjoying putting in the hard yards at the Hanif Mohammad HPC as they aim to make full use of the skills they have learned over the course of the last month and a half.

    Left-Arm-Spinner Ali Asfand: “Playing so many matches has been a great help for us as there is nothing like executing the skills you learn in practice in a match scenario. Our coaches have provided us a tremendous opportunity of not only developing our bowling and batting skills but also of improving our fitness ahead of the U19 domestic season and next year’s World Cup.

    “My personal aim would be to make maximum use of the camp in the forthcoming season and further develop my bowling skills and serve Pakistan cricket for a long time.”

    Left-Arm-Wrist-Spinner Faisal Akram: “We have been here at the camp for more than a month, there has been a real emphasis on our fielding and fitness besides batting and bowling. The matches against Sindh have provided us a great opportunity of learning and overcoming various challenges during a match. We have played against international and seasoned first-class players which has been a great learning curve for us.

    “We have thoroughly enjoyed the camp and the hard work we done will surely help us both in our development and our future at the professional stage of the game. At an individual level, I feel a lot more confident of my skills as a left-arm-chinaman bowler and hope to make full use of the coaching and grooming I have received here in the years ahead.”

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/press-release...jaz-ahmed.html
    Its good to see that they have played lots of matches, and As I said many times on this forum, young players need to play as many matches as possible on good pitches, in good weather. Dont waste money on expensive coaches, they will make no difference, spend money on facilities and matches and the talent will take care of the rest.

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    It will be interesting to see how Faisal Akram develops because left arm leg spinner is rarely successful and if he makes it into FC, that alone is a great achievement

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    Pakistan have a good chance of winning the 19s world cup

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    Hope it turns out at least one decent bowler who can be groomed further.
    How is the age of the players being checked and ensuring that it is not being fudged. They're had to be more than a birth certificate


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