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.
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. Has now played a further 2 Tests and looking to add to that experience.
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 2014, but one of immense potential and a clear match winning prowess. Would require UKCC 2 for his UK stint.
Thirty one year old Peshawar stalwart, Waqar has over a decade of First Class experience under his belt. He has taken over 300 wickets in the four day format bowling left arm seam. Ability to bring the ball back makes his a useful operator at professional level, and offers clubs a highly reputable and experienced cricketer. Had a productive season in the Home Counties League in 2006 with Slough, where 46 wickets in 14 games were taken at 14.22.
Waqas is in the infancy of his First Class career. In just 8 games, his pace has earned him 45 wickets at an average of 17.93. Waqas is 22 years old and bowls a heavy ball. He has started the season off with a 5 wicket haul in his only game to date for State Bank. 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.
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. Level 2 qualified. A mature and motivated cricketer on young shoulders, due to the environment he regularly finds himself in. Happy to play at any level of league cricket in 2014 to prove his abilities.
Left arm seam bowler, who represents State Bank of Pakistan. Tasted success in the Devon Premier League in 2010. Played for Clydesdale in the Scottish National League in 2011. Naz returned to Scotland in 2012 to represent Drumpellier. Level 2 qualified, Naz also runs his own cricket academy in Pakistan and enjoys coaching all age groups.
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!
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 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 recently. Rehan is a very organised lower order bat and provides a club with a cost effective option, who is 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. Just 21 years old, and had played for Pakistan at Under 19, 21 and A teams. Tall, well built and bowls with genuine pace as 134 first class victims in 29 games proves. Rameez is shows excellent technique and ability with the bat and recently 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. 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 25 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.