Majeed Jahangir - Player Signed 2016
A prolific league professional, with an exemplary record in the North Lancs Premier league, where 3 stints at Keswick, Furness and Millom prove.
Majeed is a top 3 bat who bowls off spin and medium pace. Throughout that term, Majeed scored over 7000 league runs coupled with over 250 wickets.
In 2011, Majeed, played for Dulwich in the Surrey Championship and tallied 812 runs @ 58.50 and took 38 wickets @ 13.42 at Dulwich in 2011.
Some prior stats include 1018 runs @ 92.55 with 38 wickets at 17.50, at Millom in 2010. Four summers at Furness saw 3430 league runs at 58.13 with over 100 wickets. Returned to League duties in 2014, at Ulverston in the North Lancs League. Scored 575 runs at 41.07 with 48 wickets at 13.58, saw his retained for 2015.
An excellent Level 2 coach, who is happy to lead and assist, with senior and junior club members alike.
Majeed comes with super references.
Left handed Taufeeq Umar first played in the UK in 1996 in the U15 World Cup. He then toured in 1998 with the U19 side.
His first entry into League Cricket at Hetton Lyons in 2001, was cut short after a few weeks, where he was 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 relies on solidity and patience. His is quick footed and pulls and cuts well. He has represented Pakistan in West Indies, UAE, Sri Lanka, Australia, England and South Africa.
In 2005, he played league cricket 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.
After suffering a loss of form and being ignored by Pakistan selectors, he defected to the ICL.
Despite the setback, this was also followed up with a 2 month stint in the Northern Premier League for Lancaster in 2008.
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 despite an injury 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, who has taken wickets with white and red ball. He has a List A & T20 best of 5/39 and 4/11.
Played in the inaugural Master 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 20th FC century and passed 10,000 FC career runs.
Another player from the Pakistan U19 conveyor belt. Awais represented Pakistan juniors on 9 occasions and toured Zimbabwe & Sri Lanka.
Awais has progressed to playing for Sui Gas, and understudy to Pakistan’s Adnan Akmal.
He is developing his abilities as a reliable middle order batsman and has scored a maiden FC century.
Awais’s abilities are not restricted to keeping, and he does bowl competent leg breaks during his club matches.
He is now eager to further his cricket development with a season in the UK and would consider most options.
Pakistan Test and ODI keeper-batsman who scored a feisty 88 on Test Debut last year.
Zulqarnain was earmarked for future honours, when he played 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 nearly 100 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 opening bat 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 was not overawed and powered his way to a 106 ball 90. In 50 over cricket, he has scored 381 runs in 5 innings with a best of 122. He is striking at over 103 runs per 100 balls faced and 127 runs per 100 deliveries faced in T20 format as 224 runs in 6 games proves.
Zain represents KRL in the Quaid e Azam Trophy and also represented Pakistan U25 in the SAARC Cup.
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, he scored 637 runs @ 53.08 and took 23 wicket at 25.08 for Lancashire League club, Church. Retained for 2017.
This winter, 16-17, Zain was rewarded with his consistency with a Pak A tour berth to Zimbabwe.
One of the unlucky ones in Pakistan cricket, not to have gone on to play regular International cricket. Toured England in 2003 and returned home after breaking his finger a few days after. Has never had a look in thereafter due to the illustrious household names in Pakistan’s batting order.
A high class top order batsmen who played a solitary ODI. He has amassed in excess of 10,000 career runs, can keep wicket and also started to bowl more frequently. Faisal seeks his first full professional engagement, however he did average 202 during a several game period in 2005, which is backed up with an excellent club reference. A real match winner with the bat, whose bowling should not be underestimated, along with his outstanding knowledge of the game. Faisal even keeps wicket in FC cricket when needed. Would need to undertake the UKCC Level 2 as part of any engagement.
Shoaib Khan - Player signed 2017
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 is a top order batsman with proven ability throughout the world. 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 11,250 FC runs and over 8,100 white ball runs. This includes 3,500 International runs.
Another high class name seeking competitive league cricket. Would require UKCC Level 2 as part of any employment.
Faisal Iqbal - signed 2016
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.
An international career that saw him play 26 Tests and 18 ODIs. Faisal was never given a consistent run in the playing XI, when the middle order consisted of Younus, Yousaf and Inzamam.
Faisal (34) still performs highly and harbours a recall to the National side, taking into account the ages of his senior compatriots.
He has a Test and ODI century, and in a FC career that commenced in 1998, played over 200 FC games, scoring over 12,000 runs at an impressive average of 40. In white ball cricket, another 6,600 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.
A middle ordered southpaw with true fighting grit and quality. Asim scored 99 on Test Debut versus South Africa. In every Test, Asim scored runs batting against the 2nd new ball more often than not and inexplicably, played just 12 Tests, despite an average of 38.
Asim then continued with religion before coming back into FC cricket after several spells away and scored a century on his 1st dig back. The Karachiite plays for Karachi and Port Qasim which incldues several International players. Asim has 1 season in ireland in the early 2000's before his elevation to Test status.
Blessed with bags of experience with over 130 four day games under his belt and near 7000 FC runs.
Looking to come to the UK and undertake the UKCC 2 and show his undoubted skills. Off the field a gent as one would expect.
Another graduate from the U19 World Cup winning side. Shahid’s also represented Pakistan A. He was also called up as a replacement on the 2006 Pakistan tour to England. Shahid is a powerful top order batsman with the full range of shots in his repertoire. Despite being 28 years old, he has amassed nearly 300 games in FC, List A and T20 matches.
He also bowls very useful seam up and despite having good sup pro experience within 3 leagues, he now seeks a more permanent engagement within any league structure to further develop his career, gain the Level 2 coaching qualification and prove his class.
Ammar is a First Class opening batsman, who captains 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. He made a return in 2012, and like all players, suffered due to inclement weather conditions. Despite that he scored over 400 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).
Ammar is a very personable individual and gets on with eveyrone on and off the field. Again, an excellent club reference available.
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. Bats very similar to a young 'Inzamam' did. Shoaib has exploded onto the First Class and List A scene in Pakistan, with a bang in his debut season, and since then continues to perform for KRL. He averages 32.84 in 4 day and over 41 in 1 day cricket, also scoring his 20 over runs at 107 per 100 balls. Scored 2102 FC and 961 List A runs with the above averages.
The 26 year old is also a genuine medium pace bowler, 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 2017, and would require UKCC 2 credentials. Shoaib would not be out of place in any league standard and presents a golden nugget opportunity.
Former Pakistan captain, now fully integrated back into cricket.
The left handed bat has had an outstanding return 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 5000 International runs.
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 31 year old would be interested in a league club engagement and start to the 2016/17 season was 350 runs at 70 in the T20 National Cup and captaining WAPDA in present and ongoing FC tournament. Would require UKCC 2.
A youngster looking for his opening UK league engagement.
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 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 Panthers, Pakistan Super League squad, which confirms his potential.
Would require Level 2 as part of his visit. Please see you tube link below of a recent T20 57 scored in 18 deliveries.
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, who could be destined for great arenas in the future.
At International U19 level, Imam has been 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 domeestic 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.
A super future talent, who comes highly recommended by several former Pakistan Internationals, who have played masses of professional league cricket.
Ayaz (25), 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 2334 runs under his belt at a 33 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.
Represents KRL in FC cricket. Luqman (21) 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 19 FC games and building on his 25.52 List A average. HIs career was halted for a season as his former employer, ZTBL, was relegated from FC cricket.
Seeking a first time engagement, and would require the all important Level 2 coaching award.