Arguably the tallest bowler in world cricket at present. At 7 foot tall, Mohamamd Irfan’s cricketing career has been meteoric. Partially discovered by a cricket website, Pakpassion, devoted to Pakistani cricket in the main, arranged Irfan to train in the Pakistan National Academy.
He impressed many a judge and thanks to Pakistan star, Azhar Ali, Irfan signed for KRL. His 2nd and 3rd FC games saw him take a combined tally of 20/297 and confirm his undoubted, but raw skills.
Irfan ended his maiden season with 43 wickets at 28.73. These efforts booked his seat for Pakistan A’s tour to Sri Lanka. After the debacle of last year’s Pakistan series in England, Irfan was called up to replace the banned seam duo and made his ODI debut.
His second season produced further successes with 53 wickets at 21.90. After 23 FC games, he has 8 hauls of 5 wickets plus in an innings, and also performed credibly in T20 and 50 over cricket.
Being a left arm seamer with his height, poses batsmen all kinds of issues in judging pace, bounce and length. Irfan seeks his first UK league engagement to improve his undoubted talents and also learn about the structure which has been a staple diet for many overseas cricketers.
Unlikely to be available for 2015, due to management of recent injury and rehabilitation towards the 2015 ICC World Cup.
Rahat Ali’s performances in the last 18 months or so, have catipulted him into recent Pakistan squads. This culminated with his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, and a maiden Test tour to South Africa and 2 Test caps to start his top level career off. Now played 11 Test matches with a Test best of 6/127. Played both Test series against Australia and New Zealand in 2014 winter. Has a Test best of 35* with the bat.
Left arm pace bowler who generates pace at 85 mph and relies on swing movement, for his wickets.
Looking for a first time engagement to UK league cricket in 2015, but one of immense potential and a clear match winning prowess. Would require UKCC 2 for his UK stint.
Sadaf isnt yet 25, and has recently represented Pakistan A, as well as attending the PCB's fast bowling training camp, which was conducted under the auspices of Wasim Akram. The left arm seamer impressed the bowling legend during the camp. Has a career best of 9/37 and taken 247 FC wickets in 51 games, at an average of just 18.30, an outstanding achievement.
He bowls a heavy ball and is a genuine seamer who has the potenital to make life very difficult for league players. In his 7 games this winter (2014/15), he has already grabbed 36 wickets at an average of 17.88. Seeks his first UK engagement and would require enrollment onto the UKCC 2 coaching course as part of the regulations. A potential golden nugget in any league level.
Waqas is in the infancy of his First Class career. In 14 games, his pace has earned him 56 wickets at an average of 21. Waqas is 25 years old and is equally at home wiht the new cherry or, first change. Seeks his first engagement which will prove to be a great learning curve for him and present a club with a bowler of promise and repute. Another who would require the UKCC Level 2 credentials.
Plays for arguably the strongest and star studded side in Pakistan domestic cricket, Habib Bank. Sarmad bowls at fast medium . Met with instant success during his debut season within the Devon Premier League in 2010. Also played in the Bimringham League in 2013, but had to return due to shin splints injury. Level 2 qualified. A mature and motivated cricketer, due to the environment he regularly finds himself in. Now played over 50 First Class matches and is a consistent wicket taker with 161 wickets at 27.98. Happy to play at any level of league cricket in 2015 to prove his abilities.
Thirty year old, left arm new ball bowler, whose promise was rewarded with appearance at Pakistan U19 level. Khalil also represent Pakistan in the U19 World Cup in New Zealand with success. In 2003, he was invited to join the Pakistan National Academy. Toured Australia with the National team in 2004/5, which saw him make his Test and ODI Debuts. A follow on tour followed with Pakistan A to Namibia and Kenya. He also toured India in 2005 and played his 2nd Test at Eden Gardens. Khalil's performances kept him in the sportlight, with another tour Down Under in 2006 with the A team. Khalil represents ZTBL in domestic cricket. In 2007/8, he made his 3rd tour over to Australia, again with Pakistan A. Khalil is ECB Level 2 qualified and enjoys coaching. He played 2 years for Leycett CC in the North Staffs league in 2010 and was retained for 2011. Despite being a late signing, he took 104 wickets at 14.82 and added 610 runs at 20. Those winters in Pakistan, he captured 79 wickets at 19 and 67 wickets 18. He took 50 wickets in 2013. This 2014/15 season, Khalil has 22 wickets at 24 and is closing in on 500 First Class career wickets. Khalil is sharp in pace, and has the added bonus of being a left armer. Added to this is prudent ability with the bat, Khalil offers a club, excellence on and off the field.
Burst onto the World stage with a maiden ‘5 for’ in New Zealand, which had many onlookers purring at the discovery of another genuine Pakistani quick. Sami has the distinction of Test and ODI hat-tricks. His top level career has suffered in Test Cricket with so many catches being dropped behind the stumps. However, his ODI career is still very good. Recalled in 2010 and produced a devastating new ball spell against Australia to affirm he still is one of the top quick’s around. Sami has had 2 County stints with Kent, and is also in Sussex folklore, as he helped Murray Goodwin in a century stand to clinch the CB40 Trophy in 2008.
A short spell in the Liverpool Competition Premier League after injury had many a player missing that fixture!
Sami has also captained at FC level and still has hopes of playing International cricket again and was recalled to the National Sides Training Camp for 2014/5
This winter, Sami has taken 24 wickets in 5 games. Apart from this, he has nearly 3000 first class runs with the bat, over 125 Internationals under his belt, pace, make this a very high profile acquistion for a league club anywhere in 2015.
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A former Pakistan U19 starlet from 2004. Ali has 4 years Premier League experience that started from 2006 at Plympton, then returned to the Devon Premier League in 2008 (Bovey Tracey), 2010 (Torquay) and 11 (Plympton).
During these periods and despite bowling over restrictions, Ali was arguably the top wicket taker in the league during the 4 spells, with 63, 48, 65 and 58.
The stint began at Plympton where in his maiden season, he ended top of the pile with 55 wickets in 14 games at an average of 12.18. He also took home the prizes for the best bowling for his 8-55 and the best average too.
His last engagement was at Plympton again where 58 wickets at 12 a piece with a strike rate of a wicket inside every 4 overs. In 2010, he finished as the leading wicket taker with 59 at 10.61. His season at Bovey saw him end up with 48 league wickets at a miserly average of 9.88 and a strike rate of a wicket every 18th delivery together with 200 league runs.
Ali is a very organised and capable batter too in the middle order and scored 280 runs in 2011 for his club and averages 14 in 4 day cricket with a best of 69.
Ali returned from injury in 2014 for his PIA side and has played 6 games proving his fitnes is back up to the mark and gathered 28 wickets and averaged 18 with the bat. Closing in on 50 FC games, where he has 177 wickets at a commedable average of 24.
This individual is a high class wicket taker, bowls quickly and is UKCC 2 qualified, and simply requires renewal of his Child Protection/First Aid. Above all, a gentleman on and off the field who would prove to be an asset to any employer.
A tall, well built seam bowler who plays for ZTBL. Rehan is a first change bowler at First Class level who bowls a ‘heavy ball’. Rehan has had a modicum of sub pro experience some time ago, and never met the subsequent qualification criteria. Since moving to a high profile side, he has earnt his place and learnt a tremendous amount bowling with Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar, this was proved with a career best haul of 7/59. Rehan now has 55 FC games under his belt as a supporting seamer and is a very organised lower order bat, who provides a club with a cost effective option,and seeking a return to the UK after several years. He would requrie the UKCC 2 for this engagement.
Rameeez is a fast bowler who has a bright future predicted for him. Rameez is 24 years old, and played for Pakistan at Under 19, 21 and A teams. Tall, well built and bowls with genuine pace as 167 first class victims in 38 games proves. Rameez shows excellent technique and ability with the bat with an average of 17. Also played as a Professional player in UAE.
Seeking his first league engagement and one that promises to be existing for club and player alike with a possible star of the future in international cricket.
Akhtar is another graduate from the World Cup Under 19 team from 2006. He took 3/9 against arch rivals India in the Final. This propelled him to be chased by several top class departments. He was fast tracked into the National Academy and also toured with Pakistan A, before injury struck in 2008. Played a part in KRL’s promotion to Division 1 in 2013/4. Seeks his first UK engagement and provides a club with a promising fast bowler who has a bright future.
Tall, strapping new ball bowler, Faisal Rasheed seeks his first UK league engagement.
The right armer, He hails from the same town that produced Aaqib Javed, Rana Naveed and Mohammad Asif, as well as former Bouncer stable mates in Nadeem Javed and Waqas Chughtai.
Faisal has played 28 First Class matches and bowls at sharp pace. He also has a 4 day best with the bat of 39. He would prove to be a shrewd signing for any level of league club and looks to perform and raise his profile.
Represents Sialkot in Pakistan domestic FC cricket.