Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by chandtara, May 15, 2012.
Mahmood gone next ball. Poor game all round for him
13 off 10
Razzaq would still be useful to Pakistan in limited overs cricket, hes a better batsman than most of our specialists in that form of the game. Problem is Pakistan tend to pigeon hole players, they just cannot seem to understand that a player like Razzaq with 10+ yrs experience in all kinds of conditions can bat at the top of the order and really be useful in T20 especially opening the bat or one down. Dont want to use Imran Khan as an example because Razzaq isnt in that class but Imran as he got older, bowled less but batted higher up the order and Razzaq i believe would be suited for a similar role.
WaQaReD! I think Abdul Razzaq usually bats better than most of our specialists but even more I think he's been pigeonholed with the ball, nearly every time he's bowled a decent spell--as in 5 or more overs, the sort you'd expect for a medium pace support seamer--I've seen Abdul Razzaq bowl well. Yet he's been messed about more with the ball than anybody
With the blade I'll admit Abdul Razzaq had a poor 2011 but imho he's still a handy lower-order player--definitely better than Afridi types who usually play above him. I don't really think he's in the top order class though, he always gets bogged down in that role trying to be responsible I guess
the only reason he tends to get bogged down up the order is because he is usually sent in to stop a collapse happening. If they promoted him up the order and said play your natural game and we'll give you a decent run there too i am pretty certain he would perform better than most of our batsmen.
Razzaq is older now, he would be better off playing as more of a batsman using that experience who bowls a bit than batting at 7/8 and trying to bowl 10 overs.
Hes not always bogged down at the top, not many Pakistani batsmen score a century in SA against South Africa like Razzaq did coming in the top 3.
Not just that, but going by recent performances Abdul Razzaq has nearly always done well with the ball...either taken
wickets or had a good economy or both. With the bat he's been decent but more inconsistent.
Imho a No 7 spot and 7 odd overs regularly would be ideally suited especially when you consider that Abdul Razzaq is usually quite thrifty and usually bottles an end up well, while the likes of Gullay and Sami who can win or lose matches on their rhythmare our strike bowlers at the moment.
Pakistan spin bowler Abdur Rehman is poised to join Somerset later this month.
Director of cricket Brian Rose has this afternoon confirmed that Rehman has signed a contract to make a switch to the County Ground, and will join up with the county in mid-July, subject to a visa being agreed.
Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose
Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose has announced the signing of Pakistan spin bowler Abdur Rehman
Rehman, 32, has played in 16 Tests for Pakistan, as well as 23 One Day Internationals, and Rose hopes he will be available in time for Somerset's Lv= County Championship game against Warwickshire at Taunton on July 18.
“He has an excellent first class record, with a bowling avarage not dissimilar to Murali Kartik’s," Rose told the official Somerset CCC website.
"He has played in 16 Test Matches for Pakistan, the latest in Sri Lanka being only last week.
“Rehman also bats reasonably well, going in around number eight, so that was also a plus point when it came to signing him.
“The other positive is that he is not currently in Pakistan’s T20 side, so once he joins us he should be available for the remainder of our season.”
This should be a good experience for him, playing the longer form of the game in foreign conditions.
It should do him well especially if he gets some spin friendly tracks.
Good for him. Will be a good experience for him.
Though I do wish our young batters could get to play more county cricket instead of our bowlers. People like Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq would greatly benefit from such experiences.
No visa, no county stint for Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir
Karachi: Sohail Tanvir and Shahid Afridi, the Pakistani cricketers, will not feature in this the Friends Life Twenty20 championships in England this year due to visa-related hassles.
Worcestershire had initially planned to have Tanvir for the entire T20 season, but his recall to the Pakistan squad for the One-Day International series in Sri Lanka last month deemed him unavailable for the first half of the tournament. And now, with visa issues refusing to be resolved, the county will have to do without the lef-arm paceman for rest of the tournament too.
"It has been well documented that obtaining visa for overseas professionals is becoming more and more difficult," said David Leatherdale, Chief Executive of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. "We are very disappointed that Sohail won't be joining us. But with just four group matches remaining, and still no guarantee that the visa process has been completed in Pakistan, his stay with the club is no longer practical."
Sohail's unavailability meant Worcestershire have only one overseas player in Phil Hughes, the Australian opener, for their T20 campaign. The team, though, is on course for a quarterfinal berth after four wins in their first six matches.
Afridi, the former Pakistan captain, who was supposed to be available for Hampshire's entire T20 campaign, is also unavailable. The delay in obtaining a visa meant that Hampshire stuck to their current set of players for the remainder of the tournament.
"We are deep into the 2012 competition and the side is settled so we don't feel it is right to change that now," said Giles White, manager of Hampshire County Cricket Club.
Afridi was one of the shining stars in the county's campaign in 2011. His 17 wickets in ten matches helped the side qualify for the semifinal, which they lost to Somerset in the one-over eliminator. Hamsphire, however, did not rule Afridi out for the future. "The door is still open for him to return to Hampshire in future years should circumstances suit both parties," said White.
Me and Shahid Afridi rulez are going to be at the Lancashire vs Yorkshire game today, IA.
Nice to see Abdur Rehman landing a slot.
No updates NO 1 AFRIDI FAN
Or was it raining :fp
Game was abandoned without any play.
Somerset still unsure about Abdur Rehman coming to Taunton
The Somerset County’s director of cricket Brian Rose on Friday revealed that his county was still unsure whether Pakistan spinner
will get a visa to join the county for the final six LV= County Championship matches of the ongoing 2012 season.
Speaking to media reporters today, Rose said that they were in touch with the Pakistan off-spinner as well as the British high commission in Pakistan, however he was unable to confirm any proceedings in this regard.
“The situation with Rehman is still the same – we have got the tracking number on his visa and we have asked the embassy in Islamabad if we can fast-track it,” said the Somerset coach.
Rehman, the 32-year-old left-arm orthodox bowler from Pakistan, was initially scheduled to join
for the final seven county championship matches of the season. But due to visa issues, he has already missed one of those.
Rose said that they have been quite patient in this regard and cannot wait too much longer. The county is next scheduled to play
in the County Championship Division one match, at Liverpool next week, and Rose wants the
off-spinner in place by then.
“The paperwork is in place but I don’t think I can wait too much longer, to be honest,” said Somerset’s director of cricket in an irked tone.
“I want him over for Liverpool. As with a lot of things this season, I have a Plan 15b in place, so I have potential options if he doesn’t come. But I’m not going to let it go – I’m going to pursue it right down the line – because he is the bloke we want,” he added further.
Meanwhile, good news for the Taunton fans is that Cricket
has agreed to allow hard-hitting opening batsman
and experienced all-rounder
to play for Somerset on Friends Life t20 Finals Day next month. Marcus Trescothick-led side will play
in the second semi-final of the day, at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, on August 25.
This will be Somerset’s fourth successive appearance on the finals day, though they have failed to make it count on the last three occasions.
feel sorry for rehman..
9 wickets from Rehman in first innings http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/engine/match/542549.html
So far Lancashire have signed up Junaid and Ajmal has been picked up by the Worcs.
Hopefully some others will also be picked. Would be nice if Shehzad got a contract.
Is this for First-Class cricket or for the domestic T20 competition?
Don't know about Ajmal, but Junaid is gonna play T20 and 50 overs.
Ajmal is playing all three formats I think.
JK: ODI's & T20
Razzaq is going to be playing club cricket for Hem Heath.
Northants sign Sohail Tanvir for all formats!!!!
The deal is now off as PCB want Tanvir to attend their summer camp. As if that would be more helpful than a county stint :fp
And the bigger problem is that he in PCB plans for WC :lols
Saeed Ajmal took 4/60 and 4/40 to help Worcs. to an innings win.
He is a really poor ODI bowler. He lost us one of the games in the recent SL series and shouldn't play in the WC but he is not so bad in t20...
Saeed Ajmal: 3/48 & 2/59 vs Glamorgan.
The match ended in a draw.
Saeed Ajmal cheetaaa
Phainta for Ajmal.. 1/45 in 4 overs.. he is losing his mojo in this format.
how is kaliwaal junaid doing? Passionate Pakistani :thinking
Hasn't played any game as yet.
Junaid hasn't got his visa cleared yet.
Saeed ajmal has been.embarrassing now.. no one respects him and everyone tries to hit him for sixes.. he was once most feared bowler in t20 format.. imo he should just retire from t20s nd let Raza Hassan or yasir Shah play in his place.
Bit harsh to call him embarrassing but I agree he should be replaced by a younger guy like Zafar Gohar.
Although I really want him to get 100 T20I wickets too...
Embarrassing when tailenders are taking you to cleaners..
No need to disrespect him. It happens to everybody, especially towards the end of their career.
I agree he has lost his mojo in T20, but is still dangerous in Tests/ODI's. Should retire from one format.
Saeed simply needs to take a short break from the game !!!!
Not disrespecting him but you would expect a worldclass bowler who was gun player in this format to avoid same mistakes..instead he is tonked by everyone nowadays..
I see many people questioning Shahid and Hafeez place in team as we can't afford so many spinners.. why not rest Saeed.. I don't remember when was the last time he bowled a match winning spell.
Saeed Ajmal: 1/45 (4) and 16(7) before he was run out in a losing cause vs Durham
Azhar Mahmood: 23(12) and 1/28 in his 4 overs. However his efforts were in vain as in the same match with 8 runs required off 2 balls, Yasir Arafat slammed two fours off Jade Dernbach's bowling to win Sussex the game against Surrey. Arafat also took 1/35 while bowling.
Azharullah: 1/31 vs Northants.