Pakistan head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, has praised three spinners within the home circuit and mentioned that he’s monitoring their performances for a future name as much as the nationwide facet.
Zahid Mehmood, Nauman Ali and Sajid Khan have carried out exceptionally properly within the first three rounds of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy and have been constant within the earlier yr’s home season as properly.
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Many cricket consultants have been anticipating Zahid Mehmood to obtain a call-up to the nationwide facet for Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand, however he was surprisingly ignored. Zahid was the most effective bowlers within the Nationwide T20 Cup and is at the moment the third-highest wicket-taker within the present season of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. He has taken 20 wickets in three matches for Southern Punjab at a median of 18.55.
Northern captain, Nauman Ali, has been spectacular as soon as once more. He completed as the best wicket-taker in final season’s Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and is main the charts within the present season as properly. He has taken 25 wickets in three matches for Northern at a median of 16.72. He additionally took Northern to the ultimate of the competitors final yr, nonetheless, his group didn’t win the title.
Sajid Khan is at the moment the second-highest wicket-taker within the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He’s representing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and has taken 22 wickets at a median of 23.54.
Right here is how the three spinners have fared within the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy:
|Nauman Ali (Northern)||3||25||16.72||3|
|Sajid Khan (KPK)||3||22||23.54||2|
|Zahid Mehmood (Southern Punjab)||3||20||18.55||1|
“The continuing home season has produced three extremely spectacular and constant spinners in Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan and Zahid Mahmood,” Misbah mentioned.
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Sadly, as a result of restrictions enforced by the New Zealand authorities, PCB needed to submit a provisional record of 45 gamers earlier than the beginning of the Nationwide T20 Cup, so these three spinners couldn’t make the reduce.
“Nonetheless, the constructive facet is we are actually growing a powerful pool of top-quality spinners who will problem one another for locations within the nationwide sides that, in flip, will assist in the general performances within the sides,” Misbah concluded.
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