Imran Farhat - 5 for 26

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  1. Qazaa
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    Qazaa Youngsta Beauty

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    Imran Farhat (lb) 4.0 0 26 5 6.50

    http://www.cricinfo.com/pakdomestic-09/engine/current/match/449811.html

    Are the above bowling figures a reflection of how poor batting is in Pak domestic scene or a sign of what Imran Farhat may have to offer with the ball?

    Please dont take the thread as knee jerk reaction thread.

    The reason i raised this is due to what i saw of Imran in Australia with the ball. I wont declare him the next Shane Warne but the man himself, during his analysis of Imrans Bowlinig down under, declared him as pretty impressive.

    From my analysis Imran showed good control for a Leggie and ripped it a bit. certainly gave some of the aussie batsmen food for thought.

    I do believe there may be some potential in the man, after all, we always thought of Afridi as a batsman.

    So my quesiton, should he be used more often as a bowler or just let him bowl in the domestic scene?
     
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    Captain Youngsta Beauty

    Feb 26, 2010
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    yaar its common amongst T20 games that part-time bowlers or even non bowlers taking wkts due to the higher pressures on the batsmen to score, and thats what happened here. often u'll see that a bowler in his first 3 overs may only get 1-2 wkts and than in the last over towards the end of innings they get 3-4 more.
     
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    Captain Youngsta Beauty

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    and ofcourse the domestic season being weak is no hidden secret either. they really need to make 3 tiers of 8 or 10 teams for it. Top noth, middle notch, and lower notch. players can be promoted or demoted between them depending on performances.
     
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    Qazaa Youngsta Beauty

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    Did no one here watch him ball down under?

    He did a good a job and was more threatenting than Ajmal!
     
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    Big Daddy Emerging Player

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    I liked his bowling, he is definitely more then part time. Should definitely work on his leg spin more diligently.
     
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    ghulam35 Emerging Player

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    I remember watching him bowl in Austraila test match, commentaters were comparing his bowling style and action of shane warne. They were very impressed with him and kept saying he should be given the ball more often and he is more than a part time bowler. They said if a specialist spinner bowling coach was to work with him, he could become a specialist bowler with the great bowling action he has.
     
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    Big Daddy Emerging Player

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    Precisely my sentiments. I think even warne was analyzing how similar the actions were and how much bite the leg spinner had. Sadly this bite was lacking in Maulvi Yusuf's captaincy
     
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    Mamoo Youngsta Beauty

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    Unfortunately neither I have not seen him bowling nor I remember from Australian tour. If anyone has link of video of his bowling (yes I already have searched in You tube). I would like to see before I could comment.
     
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    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

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    I'm totally with you Qazaa but forget the Aussie tour or this T20 game.

    I first thought that Farhat shoud've been bowling more regularly back in 2004 when he bowled some overs in a few games against India and Australia. There was definitely something there, I remember making a thread about it.

    If he had started to develop his bowling at that time then maybe his father-in-law wouldnt have to be forcing him on us today. Now I think he's too long in the tooth to re-invent himself but if we HAVE to play him then let's give him a few overs too!!
     
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    Amar Youngsta Beauty

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    Yes...he has some quality but it depends upon the captain to give him the ball or not
     
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    Tabish Youngsta Beauty

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    Doesn't really matter - I doubt Farhat will even get a game in the ODIs. Afridi rates Shahzaib very highly; his first choice openers will be Butt and Shahzaib.
     
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    ibadtariq Youngsta Beauty

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    Well that is a good point, n I've heard alot about his bowling, Richie Benuad was surprised when he saw Imran Farhat bowl, n was quite impressed.. Shane warne also had the same opiniom, in England, after the inclusion of afridi in the playing eleven, we will have to sacrifice a specialist bowler or a batsmam, our batting is already very fragile, so afridi should replace danish kaneria, n then he can find support bowlers like, Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik and Fawad Alam, shoaib malik and alam are not just part timers btw, shoaib malik is a good enough bowler.
     
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    Amar Youngsta Beauty

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    Yes u r right....but he will surely make it in tests.....as they can not drop him from england tour without givng him a chance
     
  14. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    I thought during NZ and Aus tour, Imran farhat was way underbowled . he looked a much better bowler and at one stage he looked even better than saeed ajmal at test level. Saeed Ajmal is a specialist but because he is an off-spiner and he doesn't flight the ball and bowls flat all the time therefore he is not suited to test cricket. He is a great bowler in limited overs cricket . I had realized this after SL tour but somehow selectors did not realize this and kept on playing him even on Aus tour and as a result, we had a bad start to the tour.
    Yousuf was reluctant to use him and only used 4 specialsit bowlers al lthe time in tests and 5 specialist in odis . A more imaginative captain like Younus would surely have used farhat too. And also they picked Rauf for first test. They should have realized this after slanka disaster whom to pick and who shouldn't play at test level . Rauf had nothing left for test cricket although he could do well in odis as he showed during Asia cup but wasn't picked in odis after doing that
     

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