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    So, the 2020 Pakistan domestic season is starting with the National T20 Cup, starting from 30th September. Here are the squads of all 6 teams for the tournament, which teams are you guys backing and who looks the favourite ?

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    Personally, I'm backing Northern to win their second title in a row. They have got some promising youngsters, and I'm a fan of Mohammad Wasim's coaching. KPK look very strong too, with a lot of Pakistan regulars in their squad. Interestingly, Abdul Razzaq will be coaching them for the event.
     
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    Multan, 23 September 2020:
    An action-packed domestic cricket season 2020-21 is set to commence with the National T20 Cup for First XIs at the Multan Cricket Stadium in a week’s time.

    The tournament promises to provide rich entertainment to cricket fans with the presence of the cream of Pakistan T20 stars. Besides the established names of the shortest format of the game, the tournament also includes some exciting young talent in each of the six teams. The youngsters featuring for their respective teams can use the platform to stake a claim in the men’s national team for the limited overs series against Zimbabwe and impress franchise owners ahead of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 Player Draft, which will be held in November.

    Head coaches of the six participating teams – Balochistan, Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern, Sindh and Southern Punjab – have each named one player from their side with the potential of making a big impact in the tournament, which will be played in double-league format for the first time.

    Balochistan – Akif Javed:

    Balochistan Head Coach Faisal Iqbal has named left-arm fast bowler Akif Javed as a player with immense potential who has the opportunity to further build his growing reputation. The Kohat-born pacer represented Islamabad United in the HBL PSL 2020 and played for Balochistan in last year’s National T20 Cup First XI tournament. The 19-year-old has picked 13 wickets in as many T20 games with a best return of three for 16.

    Faisal Iqbal: “Akif is an exceptional talent and we want to provide him a real opportunity of expressing his skills for which the management will fully back him. We will have a strategy in place for him and utilise his services accordingly. Akif can learn a lot in the entire season starting with the National T20 Cup in the company of two seasoned fast bowlers Umar Gul and Umaid Asif who can surely mentor him and help him further his skills which can in turn help his growth as a future prospect.”

    Central Punjab – Qasim Akram:

    Central Punjab Head Coach Shahid Anwar has backed the young and upcoming all-rounder Qasim Akram who left an impression with his all-round abilities and exceptional fielding in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020, which was played in South Africa.

    The 17-year-old provided a glimpse of his potential by scoring 54 off 50 to rescue Pakistan U19 from a difficult position against Zimbabwe in an U19 World Cup group match and took two wickets with his off-spin bowling in a miserly 10-over spell which took Pakistan to victory.

    Shahid made the call to select Qasim in the Central Punjab squad for the National T20 Cup and he feels that the youngster has a very bright future ahead of him.

    Shahid Anwar: “Qasim is an extremely talented cricketer. I picked him in the side based on his impressive performances in the U19 World Cup and the recommendations of the Pakistan U19 head coach Ijaz Ahmed. I feel he can turn into a future star if he continues to make progress and adds more skills to his game. The T20 format is not easy to cope with as it brings a lot of pressure on the players but at the same time it provides great learning experiences and opportunities which someone like Qasim can grab on.

    “I will be backing Qasim to play his natural game and not take any unnecessary pressure in the tournament.”

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Mohammad Mohsin:

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Head Coach Abdul Razzaq is backing leg-spinner Mohammad Mohsin as one of the players to watch out at the National T20 Cup. The 24-year-old Mohsin has already represented Pakistan Emerging team and is widely tipped as a bright prospect.

    In 15 T20 matches, Mohsin who is representing Peshawar Zalmi in the HBL PSL 2020, has 14 wickets besides 120 runs with the bat which includes a best of 35 not out. Razzaq wants Mohsin to develop all-round batting skills and has been working on his batting in the lead-up to the tournament.

    Abdul Razzaq: “Mohsin is a talented cricketer and besides his leg-spin, batting comes naturally to him. I have been working hard with him in the nets and want to help him develop into an all-rounder with the ability to hit big. His height is a massive advantage for him as a leg-spinner and Mushtaq Ahmed has been helping him to develop his game. I would like to see Mohsin make it big in his career and represent Pakistan, for which the National T20 Cup provides him the perfect opportunity.”

    Northern – Zeeshan Malik:

    Northern Head Coach Mohammad Wasim is backing top-order batsman Zeeshan Malik to leave a mark in the six-team tournament. The 23-year-old Zeeshan has graduated from the Northern Second XI side and he possesses all the skills and shots to thrive at this level.

    Zeeshan hit a blazing 216 for Northern in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first-class event last season and Wasim believes the stroke maker can turn it on in T20 cricket as well.

    Mohammad Wasim: “Zeeshan is a very impressive batsman; he is one of those players who are a treat to watch when in full flow. His strength is his cut shot. Last year, he was unfortunate to miss out on representing us in the National T20 Cup but this year he has the opportunity to impress when he takes the field. Since the tournament is being played on a double-league format, Zeeshan should get the opportunities to express his talent and make a name in the shortest format of the game. I really hope he can make them count and further develop as a player with a bright future ahead of him.”

    Sindh – Azam Khan:

    Sindh Head Coach Basit Ali is backing the big-hitting potential of Azam Khan who made a real impact in the HBL PSL 2020 for Quetta Gladiators. The right-hander played two match winning innings for his franchise in the tournament, scoring 59 off 33 balls in the tournament opener against Islamabad United at the National Stadium Karachi before taking apart the home side Karachi Kings at the same venue with a dashing 46 off 30 balls.

    Basit feels Azam is a match winner with enormous potential and he would be backing him to deliver the goods for Sindh at the National T20 Cup.

    Basit Ali: “I saw him bat in the nets during our training session and I am really impressed by his talent. Azam has the ability to turn a game at any juncture with his big-hitting prowess. My aim would be to offer Azam a platform where he can deliver with an uncluttered mind while focusing on performing to the best of his ability. As a coach, I would be thoroughly backing him since I feel he has a bright future ahead of him and this tournament provides him the opportunity to further improve his game.”

    Southern Punjab – Zeeshan Ashraf:

    Southern Punjab Head Coach Abdur Rehman has named left-handed opener and wicketkeeper Zeeshan Ashraf as a player who can make a big impact for his side at the National T20 Cup.

    The 28-year-old Zeeshan was the top-scorer in last year’s National T20 Cup for Second XIs where his big hitting abilities were noticed by the First XI team management. Zeeshan graduated to first-class cricket where his impressive showing earned him a place in the Multan Sultans’ HBL PSL 2020 squad.

    He scored two half-centuries for Sultans and ahead of the Play-Off round of the tournament (to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in November); Zeeshan has the perfect opportunity to warm-up for the task.

    Abdur Rehman: “Zeeshan has all the skills and talent that constitute a good player. After playing for Sultans in the HBL PSL 2020, he has progressed further and has learned so much more about the requirements at the top-level. He would be high on confidence and I really hope he takes that confidence in the National T20 Cup. In the past year, he has made remarkable progress and has proven to be a genuine product of the system. This tournament can be another important milestone in his development as a player and the Southern Punjab management would be providing him the backing he needs.”

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/blog-detail/six-players-to-watch-out-at-the-national-t20-cup.html
     
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    Multan, 25 September 2020: Former Pakistan stars have expressed their excitement ahead of the National T20 First XI tournament that begins at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, 30 September.

    Northern will be defending the title they won last year when they outplayed Balochistan in the final at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad. The tournament is being played on a double-league basis for the first time which means all six teams will play each other twice before the top-four secure semi-final berths at the end of the league stage.

    The second-half of the tournament will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, where the final will be held on Sunday, 18 October.


    The tournament will see the cream of Pakistan T20 stars in action, former cricketers Abdur Rehman, Bazid Khan, Imran Nazir, Moin Khan, Ramiz Raja, Rashid Latif, Saeed Ajmal and Younis Khan have expressed their keen interest in the event especially with the prospects of richly entertaining cricket at the start of the domestic season.

    While Rehman, Imran and Bazid are backing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rashid and Moin are looking forward to the quality of cricket that is expected in the latest edition of the coveted T20 event. Ramiz and Ajmal think Northern have the firepower to defend their title, whereas Younis terms Balochistan his favourite side in the tournament.

    Ramiz Raja, former Test captain and a renowned cricket voice, said: “Excitement is in the air, and we can almost feel it. The National T20 tournament is just round the corner, and it is going to get bigger and better this year. The spread is massive; we are going to see some special talent, lock horns and vie for the top spot. I expect the fans will also participate in it, pick their best teams and keep an eye on their favourite players.

    “I feel the Northern side will again be a strong side, and it will be difficult to beat them because their captain Imad Wasim is good. They have Shadab Khan, as vice-captain who is progressing very well in the white ball cricket. Similarly, they have a stock in young talent, but I will have my eye on Haider Ali. He is becoming my favourite player because of his fearless batting, and I think he will emerge as a unique star in this tournament.

    “Haris Rauf is in the side and he has bowled really fast recently. Farzan Raja hasn’t played much but seems to be a quality leg spinner. Pakistan is in need of spinners so one must keep an eye on him.”

    Younis Khan, the captain of the Pakistan team that won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2009, said: “I am supporting Balochistan cricket team. This team consists of senior and young exciting players, and I hope under Yasir Shah and star player Bismillah Khan; the team will give very good performances. My best wishes are with the team in the tournament.

    “Overall there is lot to see in the tournament. There will be many competitions within the tournament, which features both present and future stars. They will have their own competition going on. So I expect the fans to see matches from home as much as they can.”

    Moin Khan, who featured for Karachi Dolphins and scored first century of the tournament in 2005 against Lahore Lions, said: “I want to wish all the teams best of luck for the upcoming season. The National T20 Cup is about to begin, I have seen the six squads and I feel it will be a really exciting event; this tournament provides an opportunity for young players to make an impression and get selected for the HBL Pakistan Super League and the Pakistan men’s T20I squad.

    “Players should not let go of this opportunity, they should avail the opportunity and serve Pakistan.”

    Rashid Latif, former Pakistan Test captain, said: “Defending champions Northern have Mohammad Wasim as coach, Imad Wasim as captain while they also have Mohammad Amir. Haider Ali is a very exciting addition to the squad. If we talk about Khyber Pakhtunkhwa they have Abdul Razzaq as the new coach, they have Mohammad Rizwan as captain. Junaid Khan is an experienced bowler and Mohammad Hafeez is in great batting form. They also have Wahab Riaz and Shoaib Malik which makes them a richly experienced side; it would be interesting to see how they strategise with an eye on the tournament trophy.

    “Sindh coached by Basit Ali have Sarfaraz Ahmed as their captain with experienced players like Asad Shafiq and Khurram Manzoor. Shan Masood leads the Southern Punjab side, which is coached by Abdul Rehman, while Haris Sohail is captaining Balochistan.

    “Central Punjab have the world’s top player Babar Azam in their midst while they have players like Faheem Ashraf, Abdullah Shafiq, who is a quality young player, and Kamran Akmal, a proven performer.

    “I am hoping to see some young players make their name while spinners like Shadab Khan can regain form along with Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Asghar. Kashif Bhatti would appear for Balochistan. I really see this is a quality event and we all should support the tournament and make it a success.”

    Saeed Ajmal, who has the most wickets (89) in tournament’s history and was adjudicated player of the match in the final of the inaugural edition in 2005, said: “I am backing Northern as they have a very exciting side. In Imad, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Amir they have rich experience and quality. They also have some experienced players both in their batting and bowling departments who understand well the demands of T20 cricket.

    “What makes them a formidable unit is the presence of promising youngsters like Haider Ali and Rohail Nazir who have both progressed remarkably well in the last year. Haider has made a wonderful start to his career with his explosive half-century on T20I debut against England. Of course, he would be full of confidence going into the tournament.”

    Abdur Rehman, part of the Sialkot Stallions winning squad in year 2006,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, said: “My favourite team for the National T20 Cup is Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. T20 cricket is based on all-rounders and the team’s head coach Abdul Razzaq is one of the best all-rounders produced by Pakistan. There are a lot of all-rounders in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa side including Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez while they also have Wahab Riaz.

    “They also have Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan which makes them a very balanced team.”

    Bazid Khan, who has featured in 20 T20 matches and is now a cricket expert, said: “Exciting times as the domestic season is about to begin with the National T20 Cup. In my view, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are the favourites because of the fact they have match winners in bowling. Wahab Riaz is a match winner, Shaheen Shah Afridi is a match winner and Junaid Khan, on his day, is a match winner as well. They are a very good T20 attack, one should not underestimate [spin all-rounder] Zohaib Khan who is also a very capable all-rounder.

    “Meanwhile in batting, the nature of the tournament is that there will be a lot of double-headers played on the same ground so experienced batsmen would need to gauge what is a good score for a particular game. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have the experience with Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman and Iftikhar Ahmed all very experienced especially in the T20 format. They would know what will be a good score to set and defend.

    “Rizwan as captain is also a boost for the side especially after his recent performances. The only weakness they might have is the spin department as they don’t have a proven frontline spinner who might come in handy at the backend of the tournament. However, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can rely on Iftikhar, Shoaib and Hafeez as all three are quality spinners. I am backing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and they are my favourites.”

    Imran Nazir, part of Sialkot Stallions winning squad in year 2006,2006-07, 2009, 2010 and 2012, said: “National T20 Cup is taking place and I am supporting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The side has Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman. The team will be coached by our legend Abdul Razzaq. I hope the way Razzaq used to perform for the team, he will take out the same performance from his team players. My best wishes are with the team.”

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/blog-detail/...-keenly-follow-exciting-national-t20-cup.html
     
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    Good to see, there will be HD coverage of the tournament this time, rather than the usual rubbish PTV coverage. This is the same production unit that produced the PSL, great stuff from Wasim Khan & co.


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    • Production rights of Pakistan-Zimbabwe series also awarded to the same consortium
    • “This is another milestone in our renewed vision of providing top-quality coverage of domestic cricket and Pakistan’s international home fixtures,” says PCB Director Commercial Babar Hamid
    • National T20 Cup First XI matches to start at 3pm and 7.30pm; to be broadcast live on PTV Sports
    • Urdu version of the media release is attached here
    Lahore, 27 September 2020: The consortium of Tower Sports and SportzWorkz has been awarded production rights for the National T20 Cup, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the Pakistan-Zimbabwe limited overs series, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced today.

    The rights were awarded following an RFP process that involved PCB’s pre-qualified production partners.

    Tower Sports and SportzWorkz produced the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 and now enter Pakistan domestic cricket bringing a wealth of experience and quality following PCB’s record USD200million three-year TV and cable broadcast deal with PTV Sports and I-Media Communication in Islamabad earlier this month.

    Director Commercial PCB Babar Hamid: “This is another milestone in our renewed vision of providing top-quality coverage of domestic cricket and Pakistan’s international home fixtures. We made a major breakthrough by signing a potentially game changing deal with PTV Sports and I-Media Communication in Islamabad earlier this month.

    “The consortium of Tower Sports and SportzWorkz worked with us in producing the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 and we have full trust and confidence in their ability of delivering quality and world-class production for the two most coveted tournaments of the 2020-21 domestic season and the Pakistan-Zimbabwe home series.

    “What excites us further is the development of a local talent production pool that can deliver a complete Pakistan-based production in the years to come which we are confident will match the quality produced around the world.”

    Chairman SportzWorkz Chris McDonald: “We are proud to partner with Pakistan Cricket Board once again. This year, our efforts in the HBL Pakistan Super League resulted in quality cricket coverage for the fans. With the upcoming National T20 Cup, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and Pakistan-Zimbabwe series, we once again aim to deliver on PCB’s vision of providing quality coverage.

    “Along with PCB, we are putting in an unprecedented effort in ensuring the domestic cricket coverage improves and our fans are able to see a difference in the way domestic cricket is packaged.”

    The National T20 Cup will be broadcast through a 14-camera set-up including HD cameras, modern day titles and graphics packaging. Over the next few years, the PCB aims to up-skill local production resources and create a local talent pool that will provide quality cricket coverage, which will be relayed to TV sets across Pakistan and cricket fans around the world.

    Meanwhile, the PCB also announced the match timings for the National T20 Cup First XI tournament, which commences from 30 September at the Multan Cricket Stadium and shifts to Rawalpindi on 9 October. The first balls of the first and second fixtures of a day will be delivered on 3pm and 7.30pm. The final, to be played on 18 October at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, will begin at 7.30pm.

    All 33 games of the National T20 Cup will be shown live on PTV Sports and a total of 11 matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first-class tournament, which begins on 25 October, will be beamed live from the National Stadium, Karachi.

    Notes to Editors:

    As part of the USD200million agreement with PTV Sports and I-Media Communications Services, the event will be produced by the PCB and broadcasted live on PTV Sports. Click here to read more about the three-year agreement

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    I am supporting KPK first, and then Northern.
     
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    • Azhar Ali, Bazid Khan, Ramiz Raja, Sana Mir and Wasim Akram part of a highly respected 14-member bilingual commentary team put together by the PCB
    • PCB to produce all 33 National T20 Cup First XI matches in High Definition to be televised live on PTV Sports; coverage to be begin at 2.45pm PST
    • National T20 Cup First XI matches to start at 3pm and 7.30pm; Event hashtags are #HarHaalMainCricket and #NationalT20Cup
    • Urdu version of the media release is attached here
    Multan, 29 September 2020: A star-studded commentary panel, including leading international commentators in Bazid Khan, Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram, will call the 33-match National T20 Cup that will begin with the opening match between defending champions Northern and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday afternoon at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

    Broadcast coverage will start at 2.45pm, with the first ball in the PKR9million tournament to be bowled at 3pm. The second match of the day will get underway at 7.30pm.

    The PCB as part of its commitment to its cricket fans and followers, will produce live pictures in High Definition, which will be relayed in TV lounges by PTV Sports.

    As part of improving its coverage and promotion of domestic cricket, the PCB will produce the tournament through 14 High Definition cameras, including eight manned and six unmanned cameras, while enhanced international standard graphics will further improve the viewers’ experiences and bring them closer to live action. Last year, the season was covered with 12 cameras.

    Besides the famed trio of Bazid, Ramiz and Wasim, Pakistan men’s national Test team captain Azhar Ali will also be a part of the commentary panel following a successful stint as an expert and analyst during the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020.

    Former Pakistan women’s national team captain and one of the most celebrated and globally recognised women cricketer, Sana Mir, will also be a member of the distinguished panel. She will be accompanied in the commentators’ box by fellow women cricketer Marina Iqbal.

    Renowned TV presenter Zainab Abbas will present for eight days, while Sawera Pasha will host the pre- and post-match shows.

    Tariq Saeed will lead the panel of Urdu commentators as the PCB has fulfilled its fans’ demand and expectations to provide insight in the local language through specialist commentators.

    Noted commentator and presenter Sikander Bakht, and first-class cricketer Shehzar Mohammad will also be part of the commentary team.

    Ramiz will be part of the panel on the opening two days and would then return for the semi-finals and final that will be staged in Rawalpindi, while Wasim will be available for the weekend games in Rawalpindi on 9, 10 and 11 October. Bazid will be calling the entire Multan-leg.

    Azhar Ali: “I am really excited to commentate on the National T20 Cup following the wonderful experience I had at the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020. This tournament is set to capture the imagination of cricket fans across the country with the great pool of players available in the shape of country’s top T20 talent.

    “It is also an opportunity for me to have a close look at some of the emerging and U19 players who are featuring in the tournament as the instant nature of the format makes it a big test of temperament for the young and upcoming players.”

    Bazid Khan: “The National T20 Cup promises to be a scintillating event and it’s heartening to see that efforts are being put in to promote quality cricket. I look forward to calling the action this season and I hope that the Pakistani fans will enjoy our coverage.”

    Ramiz Raja: “The National T20 Cup couldn’t have come at a better time for all of us. We have all had to sit back due to Covid-19 but cricket is making a proper comeback through this exciting tournament where Pakistan’s top talent will be on display.

    “I am also looking forward to being a part of the commentary panel for our domestic cricket where we will contribute to further elevate this exciting product that carries immense potential to grow and succeed.”

    Sana Mir: “I have experienced cricket in the backyard, on the streets, at grounds and at international level and also from the studios lately. Now this will be the first time for me to experience it from the commentary box. I hope it is a bit easier compared to being on the ground and I am totally looking forward to it.”

    Wasim Akram: “I am very excited to be a part of the broadcast team for the National T20 Cup. We are all right behind this new domestic structure and I am sure it will be a great viewing experience for all the fans.”

    Zainab Abbas: “I’m really looking forward to the National T20 Cup and its regional rivalries. It feels good to be part of the broadcasting panel and I am glad that steps are being taken to improve the quality of production. Multan and Rawalpindi are both excellent venues and we will get to see quality cricket in an action-packed event.”

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/press-releas...-to-bring-national-t20-cup-to-households.html
     
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    Great performances from Haider, Zeeshan Malik and Abdullah Shafique today.

    Good to see such promising batsmen emerge mashaAllah
     
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    Abdullah also scored a 100 on FC Debut

     
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    Some decent young talent on show. A shame PCB cannot get it’s act together in regards to TV production.
     
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    Depends on how do you see it?
    Besides the known ones from the national team, there is hardly anyone who is international level quality.
    Fielding standard is an absolute farce at many occasions. Fitness level is horrible - and more importantly, if you notice, hardly anyone is getting bowled by a great Yorker or swing ball off the seam or off the pitch.
    It’s mostly tulla hits getting caught inside a 60 meter boundary - some run outs and a few played on’s.

    If they really want to toughen up these kids then they MUST increase the boundary size - and they MUST find true pace bowling coaches who can teach these young pacer bowlers on how to swing and how to York and how to develop a good deceptive slow ball.

    If you don’t have these three traits as a fast bowler in modern day cricket - then you simply keep getting spanked like an astray dog. And your future ends quickly.

    Line n length matters but not that much in T20 these days - everyone is swinging wildly with big heavy bats in very small boundaries - a mis-hit that is supposed to be caught, lands outside the rope for a six. What a low life shame that is.


    Increasing the boundary size (to 80 meters minimum) will put real pressure on the batsmen to come up with the right technique of finding the middle and/or find good timing to be able to get six.

    And at the same time, large boundary size will force the fielders to get fitter and more energetic to develop more stamina, because larger boundary lines make you run a lot and forces you to develop a strong throwing arm.
     
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    What is the point of English commentary? No-one beside Pakistanis are watching this.
     
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    People will complain. Part of human nature really. 'Why are they doing English commentary'. 'The stream is terrible' etc etc.


    For a domestic tournament. It's alright. National T20 has always been a good competition.

    Now we will see the six teams in List A and FC. Same logic applies basically. Less teams. More competition and atleast the players are consistently facing the best players Pakistan has to offer. Unlike before. Remember before you would hardly have one good player in the entire team. The norm would be batsman averaging in the 20s.

    As for young talent. TBF a few have come through but they shouldn't be hyped as there is still a massive gulf in quality between this tournament and intl cricket. It's the same analogy where if you play cricket with your mates you will do well but when you go to play in the club you will not do as well because there is gulf in level of quality of opponent.
     
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    Agree with ALL your points
     
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    We here in the UK are also watching
     
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    There is this guy, I think his name is Sikanker Bakht.

    This guy Sikander Bakht has been the absolute best find of National T20 INCLUDING all players.

    He has calm, soothing (does not scream or uses a lot of force and effort to speak) deep and resonating voice. He has good controlled emotions, reacts to the live play very nicely, and seems to have a very good technical knowledge. Very professional and mature commentary.

    I am sure he is better than Ramiz Raja. And he can be our national commentator who should be covering all international games abroad.
     
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    I am complaining just to complain, it was a true question. Why are the doing commentary in English when majority of people watchin have no idea what is being said?
     
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    Why is Mohammad Amir not playing?
     
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    He is finished
     
  25. thair9999
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    thair9999 Emerging Player

    Oct 17, 2010
    581
    He is 30 on wickets chart. I thought he stopped playing Test so he can perform better in T20. Where is @Shahzad.Firdous???
     

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