Anwar Ali

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  1. Rhythm
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    Rhythm Cornered Tiger

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    Not our system but somebody did mess with his swing. He could inswing massive.
     
  2. Ahson8
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    Ahson8 Sultan of Swing

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    Or in other words Aqib Javed.
    Although Anwar did have back issues with his previous action..
     
  3. Rhythm
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    He's good to have in T20s. Lively in the field, can bowl a couple and bat.

    Bhatti is very similar except he has more pace.

    They are both very athletic.

    I haven't seen Hammad play.
     
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    Hammad is a MUCH MUCH better batsman and Im pretty sure he can bowl a couple of overs as well
     
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    A bits and pieces player and will continue to play the second fiddle role in most of the matches. I'd still take Bhatti over him though as he pitches it up and has more pace.

    Hammad is more handy with the bat than the ball so it makes more sense to have him to fill in with a couple of overs.
     
  6. Rhythm
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    How is Hammad as a fielder?
     
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    Inner_Swing Banned

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    He was class in u19, lost the touch in international cricket. It's good to see PCB giving him a long run in the team.
     
  8. Ahson8
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    Ahson8 Sultan of Swing

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    He's okay, nothing special. Definitely not as good as Anwar.
     
  9. Pakfast
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    Pakfast Talented

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    Well, he was a very bright prospect during and after the 2006 U19 WC, just like many other aspiring talented fast bowlers he was always said to be on the brink of selection but was never selected. Low morale, mediocre bowling coaches and bowling on dead wickets match after match was his undoing.
     
  10. Don Corleone
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    Don't know if it was Bazid or someone else who said it, but whoever it was said that the reason we produced great fast bowlers was because of those dead wickets. The bowlers had to work their socks off and hone their skills. Nowadays a trundler can get heap of wickets by bowling on unprepared wickets.
     
  11. Pakfast
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    Pakfast Talented

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    Ofcourse, dead wickets mean bowlers have to work harder, but, the quality of batsmen they bowl at must at least be mediocre. In our domestic cricket fast bowlers refine their skills on dead pitches to pickup wickets and at some point they figure out that most of our domestic batsmen are one dimensional, getting them out doesn't require special skill. Bowling on such wickets against such batsmen for years can have a profound effect, as is being seen currently. Bowlers with potential and talent need to be picked early and played in international matches. Personally, I think the cut off age is 25, if a bowler is not picked by then then there is little chance he will do justice to his talent once selected after that age.
     
  12. ElRaja
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    ElRaja Talented

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    he had one game which made him famous, maybe it was just a dodgy ball that swung around corners. he never had a standout domestic season to push him ahead of the pack. guys like junaid, rahat, gul, cheema, even sohail tanvir, had far better first class stats.

    agree with this, pak fast bowling was always about pace, and on dead tracks only pace gets you wickets as a quickie.... its totally counter intuitive to play all your first class cricket on under prepared seam friendly tracks and then be selected to play home tests on batting tracks.

    has also played a huge role in young pak batsmen not having the concentration to build innings or the aggressive stroke play to attack bowlers in batting friendly conditions.
     
  13. Rhythm
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    Every single one of our fast bowler just popped up bar Imran. None of them developed in domestic including Imran.

    You won't see any fast bowler with great potential coming up in this crap domestic because there is no system.
     

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