What do you make of Agha Salman?

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  1. Energy

    Energy Whispering Death

    Apr 22, 2012
    Agha Salman played a good hand in the win yesterday. He's not a hitter and probably has a bias for the off-side but I'm sure Mickey will be keeping a close eye on him.
  2. s_h_a_f

    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

    Dec 26, 2011
    Looks like a very classy strokemaker. I hope Mickey & Inzi have taken notice.
  3. Mohsin

    Mohsin Cornered Tiger

    Feb 21, 2010
    Classy bat, especially against spin.

    Struggles somewhat against pace
  4. iho

    iho Smooth Operator

    Aug 7, 2010
    Limited stroke making ability but good temperament
  5. Munna

    Munna Moderator-e-Aala

    Oct 4, 2014
    Very impressed with his batting

    He needs to work on his shot range esp against pace

    Wish he was with a better team in PSL so we could see more of him this season
  6. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Smooth Operator

    Jul 17, 2017
    He is a good player but not the finished article, If he doesn’t know how to play a pull or Hook you can’t install that in him but you can teach him how to handle short pitched stuff, It’s either he gets in line of the ball and ducks or he tries to monouver the Ball like Azhar Ali does, but of course in a T20 you are going to play a pull or Hook so you can’t blame him.

    Seems a decent batsman, probably the best upcoming batsman against spin, and he is a right handed batsman which is a bonus.

    He has the basics covered which is extremely rare among Pakistani batsman these days.

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  7. Fireworks11

    Fireworks11 Sultan of Swing

    Sep 22, 2012
    Stylish player with good timing. Want him to play for Pakistan soon.
  8. Del

    Del Tracer Bullet

    Dec 21, 2016
    Has some potential but nowhere near an international product. Easily need 2-3 years down the line if they continue to work on him, specially on "how to play shot ball" skill.
  9. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Smooth Operator

    Jul 17, 2017
    Hussain Talat isn’t of Intl level as well but once someone gets the hype it just becomes unrealistic and pathetic, If Talat is struggling against the premier bowlers of Pakistan in Amir and Wahab and is looking all at sea against Imran Tahir than he is no where near Intl level quality.

    The only accomplished young batsman seems to be Babar and that’s the truth, Salman is a very good prospect who needs to be worked on.
  10. Del

    Del Tracer Bullet

    Dec 21, 2016
    Neither Talat nor Salman are of Intl level, but I would say Talat is holding the edge if you compare these two. So far, both have played one clutch inning, in difficult circumstance and made useful contribution to the total. And the best part was that, both innings came in the "chase".

    That said, both possess plenty of raw potential but also seems issue against short ball, balance and head position. But these are things which they can improve upon with time working with Mickey and other coaches. And that why I believe these two should be with national squad (at least one if not both), because they wouldn't learn much playing in domestic system Train them with the national coaches, send them on A-tour and side games and even have them play one odd game if series is already decided. And same goes for Shaheen. This way, in a year or two maybe they'll be ready for international cricket.

    I reckon yesterday Mickey too said good words about Salman and earlier also praised Talat's inning too.

    ASLI-PATHAN Winner of FIFA World Cup '18 Prediction Contest

    Apr 26, 2011
    Can be a very good ODI batsman in the middle order. Can't play big shots so not very effective in T20s.

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