Batsmen

 

Adnan Akmal

 

Adnan (32) is part of 3 brothers, who have played for Pakistan, in Kamran and Umar Akmal also. His first cousin, is one of the best young players in world cricket - Babar Azam

A top class wicket keeper batsman, who made his FC debut in 2002, and steadily improved his skills in front and behind the stumps.

Made his Test debut in 2010, and was pretty much the 1st choice keeper after displacing his elder brother for 21 Tests and 5 ODIs. During this time, he scored 653 runs and claimed 80 victims, before the emergence of current Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.

At FC level, Adnan, plays for domestic champions, Sui Gas - his tally in their championship 16/17 year was 467 runs at 42.45 and 25 victims.

Adnan has over 5500 FC runs and is looking for an inaugural UK engagement, with a club looking for a wicket keeping pro.  A bubbly character on and off the field, would require UKCC 2 as part of this engagement.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/39038.html

 
 
Taufeeq Umar
 
Left handed Taufeeq Umar first played in the UK in 1996 in the U15 World Cup, then in 1998 with the U19 side.
 
His first entry into League Cricket at Hetton Lyons in 2001, was cut short, when called into the National Team.  He responded by scoring a Century on Test Debut and made his ODI debut, a few weeks later.
 
Taufeeq is an opening batsman who has represented Pakistan in West Indies, UAE, Sri Lanka, Australia, England and South Africa.
 
In 2005, he played at Benwell Hill, in the North East Premier league and
 
scored 765 runs @ 69.55 a league record at the time. He left 5 weeks early for Pak A duties, but left the club extremely happy in his services.  
 
Despite being dropped from the National side he returned in 2008 for a 2 month stint in the Northern Premier League.
 
He returned to big time cricket with a bang after a 4 year gap and scored a Test match best of 236 v Sri Lanka, before being dropped again in 2012. 
 
In total, Taufeeq has played 66 times for Pakistan and scored nearly 3500 International runs.
 
Taufeeq is ECB Level 2 qualified and turns the ball as a genuine off spinner. He has a List A & T20 best of 5/39 and 4/11.
 
Played in the inaugural Masters Cricket League in 2016 and made a return to NEPL cricket with a couple of sub pro games for Tynemouth.
 
The 2016/7 season, saw Taufeeq captain defending Champs, Sui Gas.  He also scored his 21st FC century and passed 10,000 FC career runs at 36.66.  Taufeeq is immensely keen to play league cricket in 2018, and has excellent references.
 
 
Sohaib Maqsood
 
The Multan born cricketer, has had many write about his aggressive batting prowess, to fellow Multani and cricket legend, Inzamam-ul-Haq.
 
The tall 30 year old, had an excellent start in International cricket with ODI and T20Int debuts in 2013 and became the 5th ever Pakistani to score consecutive 50s in his 1st 2 ODIs.
 
Sohaib injured himself in 2016, now fully recovered and working to regain his International place.
 
His career started out as an off spinner and a back injury curtailed that aspiration, then focussed on his batting.
 
Sohaib cuts, pulls and drives well using his 6 foot 2 reach and came up the ranks, representing Pakistan at U19 and A levels, before his full debut.
 
He has extensive overseas experience, with tours to Bangladesh, South Africa, UAE, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.  He has played in 2 ICC World Cups.
 
On the FC front, a career best of 222 with an average of 43.40 and a List A best of 156, averaging 38.14. Has best bowling numbers of 4/62 and 4/49 in 4 and 1 day formats.  Additionally, 46 International caps, and PSL experience increase his status.
 
Sohaib presents a huge attraction to a club seeking a top class batting pro who can bowl.  He would require the UKCC 2 as part of an engagement.
 
 
 
Zulqarnain Haider
 
Pakistan Test and ODI keeper-batsman who scored a feisty 88 on Test Debut on the 2010 England Tour.
 
Zulqarnain was earmarked for future honours from early in his career, playing a major part in Pakistan U19 World Cup Victory with 5 dismissals in the Final, then several appearances against India, England, Sri Lanka, Australian A teams.
 
Apart from the Test tour in 2010, Zulqarnain also played in 2008, as Pro for Liversedge in Central Yorks Prem league and was consistent with the bat and bowled some off spin.  In 2007, he played 5 games under former England seamer, Phil De Freitas’ captaincy in the Notts Premier, scoring 278 runs averaging 55 plus.
 
He seeks a return to League duties to enhance his abilities and also undertake the ECB Level 2 qualification. 'Zoni' has played 102 FC games, tallying the best part of 4000 FC runs at an average nearing 30.
 
Any club looking for an International batsman who can keep, can bowl a spell often, could do no wrong looking at his credentials.
 
 
 
Zain Abbas - signed 2017
 
Multan born Zain, is a left handed opening bat whose mannerisms duplicate his cricketing idol, Saeed Anwar.  Zain is an aggressive and stylish opener who was fast tracked into the Pakistan Academy development programme after impressing at regional U19 level.
 
His First Class debut was against a strong Punjab side and he did not disappoint in carrying his bat for 71*.  The next game was the televised Pentangular 5 day Final.  His opponents boasted an International attack that included Mohammad Sami, Sohail Khan and Danish Kaneria, however, the youngster powered his way to a 106 ball 90.  In 50 over cricket, he has a best of 122, averaging 40.64 .  He is striking at over 112 runs per 100 balls faced in T20 format, averaging 30.94. 
 
Zain represents KRL in the Quaid e Azam Trophy and also represented Pakistan U25 in the SAARC Cup as well as Pakistan A.  
 
Zain also bowls off spin and in his debut UK season, has scored 444 runs and taken 29 wickets in 11 games. His 2015 summer, in the Bolton League was prolific, with his Little Lever skipper, Joshua Gent, hailing him as the best pro in the league' as he amassed 1347 league runs at 84.38, alongside 32 wickets at 27.88. Level 2 qualified.
 
In 2016, scored 637 runs @ 53.08 with 23 wickets at 25.08 for Lancashire League club, Church.  This was followed up with a disappointing return in 2017, with 504 runs @ 29.64 and 33 wickets @ 16.96.
 
Level 2 qualified, Zain seeks a fresh challenge for 2018.
 
 
 
Khurram Manzoor
 
Khurram (31) is a player developed and nurtured from the U19 level.
 
He played for Pakistan U19 in the 2003/4 Asia Cup. His FC debut was made the season before where he announced himself against a quality Peshawar side with a quickfire 73, aged 16.
 
A right handed opener from Karachi, Khurram has 6 years of Pakistan A appearances over several years.
 
His solid efforts, elevated him to an ODI debut in 2007 and a Test Debut the year after against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, respectively. He was unable to solidify a slot over 16 Tests, scoring 817 runs with a career best 146, at a disappinting 28.17; his ODI return, better at 236 runs at 33.71 in ODIs.
 
He was recalled to International cricket in the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup.  His career stats are solid with 150 FC games, over 9100 runs at 37 (best 250), impressive white ball record of 5616 runs at 52.59, with another 2000 2020 runs. 
 
Khurram bowls off spin, and has wickets in all levels of domestic cricket.  Seeking a 2018 club engagement and would need UKCC Level 2.  A quality top order bat who would fit in at any League level.
 
 
 
Shoaib Khan - Player signed 2018
 
A classy top order bat with a first class triple hundred . Shoaib has played 142 first class matches thus far, scoring 7277 runs at a shade under 36.  He is arguably one of the best close/slip catches in the country with 170 career catches in 4 day format.
 
A very motivated individual who has immense league pro experience in Huddersfield, Bradford, Home Counties, Scottish, Irish and North East Prem leagues.
 
The 2012 return to the UK was hampered by weather, however, in the North East Premier League, he still ended in the top 10 league run scorers with 500 runs and 33 wickets.  In 2013 season, Shoaib moved to Clydesdale in the Scottish National Premier as player-coach.  He ended up 5th in the league run charts, and ended the season with 1006 league and cup runs.
 
A return to league pro duties in 2015, in Surrey Championship at Esher, Shoaib proved his worth on the park with 959 league runs at 68.50 with 25 wickets at 19.24.  The 2016 summer, saw another run filled season, ammassing 899 runs at 99.89 with 13 wickets bowling part time, which saw a retention a formality.
 
Shoaib happily invests and inputs an immense amount of time coaching and has excellent references from every club, he has been engaged at.  Shoaib is UKCC qualified and has accumulated many hours of passing his knowledge to club members alike.  Excellent reference available.
 
 
Yasir Hameed
 
Yasir is a top order batsman with proven worldwide ability.  He has played 81 Internationals and toured Australia, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies and the cricketing cauldron of India.  Had a prolific domestic winter in 2011/12, aggregating 1124 runs at an average of 47.  He captained Abbottabad in the T20 tournament, and totalled 384 runs @ 76.80.  Yasir played several years as a league pro before his career blossomed and rekindled the bug with some deft efforts as a sub pro in 2012.  
 
His FC career totals over 11,850 FC runs and over 8,650 white ball runs. This includes 3,500 International runs. Yasir has 270 runs at 33.75 so far in the 2017/18 winter as captain of FATA.
 
Another high class name seeking competitive league cricket.  Would require UKCC Level 2 as part of any employment.
 
 
 
 
Faisal Iqbal
 
Faisal has a wealth of cricket in his genes.  The nephew of ICC Hall of Fame, Javed Miandad.
 
In his own right, Faisal has the distinction of representing Pakistan at every level from Under 15 World Cup upwards to Test cricket.  The only exception being T20 Internationals.
 
Faisal was never given a consistent run in the playing XI, when the middle order consisted of Younus, Yousaf and Inzamam, then Misbah.
 
Faisal (35) still performs highly and harbours a recall to the National side, taking into account ages of recently retired Younus and Misbah.
 
He has 26 Tests and 18 ODIs under his belt with centuries in both formats and a FC career closing in on 20 seasons. During this time, he has played 218 FC games, churned over 12,450 runs at an impressive average of 40.  In white ball cricket, another 6,800 runs can be added.
 
Faisal averaged 135 in the Durham League in 2015, and was a late signing for Kearsley in 2016.  He settled in brilliantly on and off the field providing the Club with his immense playing experience and becoming well liked by all, either side of the boundary ropes. Level 2 qualified.  Excellent reference available.
 
 
 
Fazal Subhan
 
Fazal is a 30 year cricketer, who has nearly 10 seasons of FC experience.
 
As a top order bat, Fazal has over 2000 runs at an excellent 36.41 average, coupled with 5 FC centuries, including a best of 207. He also has a List A best of 103.
 
When he was younger, Fazal represented Pakistan U19 with success as well as Pakistan A on 3 occasions in 2014.
 
Added to this, Fazal, is an all rounder with the ability to bowl genuine fast medium with the ball.  Whilst not getting many opportunities at FC level, Verifiable records can be provided at Inter District and Regional level, which are 2 and 3 day games.
 
Fazal is seeking a first time engagement, and comes highly recommended by former Afghanistan and now Habib Bank coach, Kabir Khan, who has signed him for Habib Bank moving forward and would be happy to confirm his skills. Kabir is a former Test fast bowler, who played league cricket for over 15 years in the UK. Would require UKCC 2 as part of his engagement.  A real golden nugget player.
 
 
 
Iftikhar Ahmed
 
'Ifti' toured England with the 2016 Pakistan side, making his Test debut at the Oval.
 
A genuine all rounder, who bats in the middle and bowls off spin, he has played all International formats.
 
On the FC front, Iftikhar, has 2 years of PSL experience, as well as Pakistan A appearances.
 
Since making his debut in 2011/12, he has scored, 2677 runs @ 36.17 (best 181), 1798 List A runs @ 42.80 (best 138*), alongside 1120 T20 runs at over 30.  Ifti has 42 FC wickets at 24.04, with a 6/39 best.
 
An excellent domestic 2016/17 season, saw 713 runs at 44.56.  Represented Pakistan A and toured UAE, Kenya and England. Started the 17/18 winter well with his 6th FC century.
 
Scored 92* and dismissed Stokes twice for Pak A during Englands 2015/16 tour.
 
As mentioned, a regular bowler in all formats, Iftikhar provides a club with Test experience, as well as prowess with bat and ball.  Would required Level 2.  
 
 
 
 
Ammar Mahmood
 
 
Ammar is a First Class opening batsman, who has captained Faisalabad in 4 day cricket. Ammar occupies the crease and scores attractive runs against quality new ball bowlers.
 
He is Level 2 qualified and represented Cleckheaton in 2010, scoring over 800 league runs, coupled with 30 wickets, making a return in 2012, and like many players that year, suffered due to the awful weather conditions.  Despite that he scored over 450 league runs and took crucial wickets, which saw his side finish runners up in the strong first division.  His 2013 return saw him help his side to a Division 1 title win after some 30 years.  Ammar contributed over 620 league runs and took 31 wickets.  He missed the title festivities by returning home 2 games early to prepare for the Faisalabad Wolves Champions League Qualifiers.  The 3 games also saw him top score with 34 v Sunrisers, where he took on both Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma with his early onslaught.
 
Played for Northop Hall in the Liverpool Competition in 2015, and topped batting, bowling and catching charts, (619 runs at 41.27, 37 wickets at 22.54, 13 catches).
 
Will be representing Faisalabad in 2017/18 winter under Saeed Ajmal's leadership.
 
Ammar is a very personable individual and gets on with members on and off the field.  Again, an excellent club reference available.
 
 
 
Umair Khan
 
Umair (31) is a top order left hand bat who has represented Pakistan A. 
 
A consistent performer in domestic cricket, with a 102 FC game career scoring 5739 at 34.57, as well as 1122 List A runs at 36.19.
 
Previous UK experience at Greenmount in the Bolton League tallied 718 runs at 40 and 15 wickets in 2009.
 
Umair is Level 2 qualified and offers much more with the ball, backed with a solid batting prowess.
 
 
Shoaib Ahmed Minhas
 
Shoaib is a rising talent within the KRL side.  Bats very similar to a young 'Inzamam' did.  Shoaib exploded onto the First Class and List A scene in Pakistan, with a bang in his debut season in 2012/13, scoring scoring 847 runs with a best of 177, since then continues to perform for KRL.  He averages 32.13 in 4 day and 39.20 in 1 day cricket, scores his 20 over runs at 107 per 100 balls. Scored 2539 FC and 1137 List A runs with the above averages.
 
The 27 year old also bowls genuine medium pace, and has opened the bowling in U19 and U23 cricket, which can be verified and well as taking a handful of wickets in FC and List A formats. 
 
He seeks his first UK engagement in 2018, and would require UKCC 2 credentials.  Shoaib would not be out of place in any league standard and presents a golden nugget opportunity.
 
 
Salman Butt
 
Former Pakistan captain, now re-knocking on the Pakistan Team's door for a recall.
 
The left handed bat had an outstanding return once integrated, in the 2016 National One Day Cup, with an average of over 107.20 for WAPDA.
 
Salman has played 33 Tests, 78 ODIs and 24 T20Internationals, scoring over 5200 International runs. He is present captain of WAPDA at FC level.
 
Salman is a very competent off spinner also and has immense experience of all conditions, having toured, Australia, India, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, UAE, South Africa, Kenya and Canada. Salman also played in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders.  He played for Pakistan at every Level from U15 upwards.
 
The 34 year old would be interested in a league club engagement.  His 2016/17 return to cricket has been outstanding, scoring 350 runs at 70 in the T20 National Cup, 741 FC runs @ 49.40, alongside 358 List A runs. A career that has 135 International caps, 7094 FC runs at 41.48 (best 290), List A of 7102 runs at 44.11 (best 150)  as well as T20 tally of nearly 1700 runs (best 99*).  Would require UKCC 2.
 
 
 
Musadiq Ahmed
 
Musadiq's abilities for league cricket are recommended by Former Pakistan Internationals, Fazle Akbar, Wajahat Wasti and Kabir Khan who play club cricket alongside him in Peshawar, who are also former seasoned UK professionals.
 
Musadiq (31) is a middle order bat and bowls genuine medium pace, which is being utilised in List A cricket.  A quick scoring player, his FC best is 170.
 
Also part of the Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistan Super League squad, which confirms his potential.
 
Would require Level 2 as part of his visit.  you tube link below of a recent T20 57 scored in 18 deliveries.
 
 
 
Imam-ul-Haq - potentially unavailable 2018
 
Imam (20) comes from excellent cricketing pedigree.  His uncle is former Pakistan great, Inzamam-ul-Haq.
 
Approaching his 21st birthday, Imam is an opening bat, now destined for great arenas in the future.
 
At International U19 level, Imam was prolific, a 28 match career saw him score 1106 career runs at an aggregate of 42.53. Was part of the 2014 ICC U19 final team.
 
Having made his FC debut in 2012/13, Imam is closing in on 1000 career runs at 30.  His One Day tallies are more impressive with a List A average of 43.90 and domestic T20 average of 40.42.  He is able to bowl at any club level.
 
Despite seeking his maiden UK stint, he has toured Malaysia, Australia, UAE and England on an International U19 capacity.  On 6th October 2017, Imam was named in Pakistan ODI squad to play Sri Lanka.
 
A super future talent, who comes highly recommended by several former Pakistan Internationals, who have played masses of professional league cricket in the UK.
 
The 2nd youtube link is from the ICC portraying him as a future star - this was confirmed as Imam scored a century on his full ODI debut v Sri Lanka and then followed up with 45* in his 2nd ODI.
 
 
Ayaz Tassawar
 
Ayaz (26), grew up playing club cricket alongside Internationals, Aqib Javed, Rana Naveed and Mohammad Asif, in Sheikhupura.
 
He has since worked his way through the ranks and is a regular for WAPDA in their middle order.
 
A highly correct and free scoring batter, whose experience now spans 51 FC games, with 2505 runs under his belt at 31.31 average.
 
His List A credentials are excellent with a 40.20 average and a 80 runs per 100 ball scoring rate.
 
Ayaz is seeking his first UK employment, and can also bowl leg breaks, having a List A best of 3/39.  Would require Level 2 qualification, as part of any engagement.
 
 
Luqman Butt
 
Represents KRL in FC cricket. Luqman (22) is building his career
 
His strength is a middle order bat, who could arguably be classed as a genuine league all-rounder, having the capacity to bowl seam up.  Having bowled regularly in U19 level.
 
He has a FC best of 111 over 21 FC games and building on his 25.05 average. His career was halted for a season as his former employer, ZTBL, was relegated from FC cricket. List A best of 78.
 
Seeking a first time engagement, and would require the all important Level 2 coaching award.
 
 
Mohammad Naeem
 
Naeem (31) has over a decades FC cricket experience.  He represented Pakistan at U15 level as an all rounder and forged a steady career in this time.
 
A top order bat who bowls left arm spin.  Naeem playes for FATA in domestic cricket.  Has bests of 118 and 100 in FC/List A cricket. With the ball, 3/47 in FC cricket.
 
Naeem has scored 2054 FC runs in 36 games at a very competent average of 31.60.  His List A average is 32.84.  His last 8 FC games have seen him average 41.06, scoring 657 runs, with 1 ton and 4 x 60 plus scores. An excellent 2016/17 winter, saw Naeem scoring 592 FC runs at 42.28.
 
Played Bradford League cricket in 2014 and awaiting confirmation of stats.
 
Looking for a return to the Leagues in 2018 - Naeem is a solid cricketer, that offers his skipper a stint with the ball and a top order batter to boot. Is Level 2 qualified.