Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stats check: Know the new boys in Pakistani team!

Finally PCB has announced T20 and ODI squads for West Indies tour. Overall, it’s not a worthy selection as many of them are same old and tested players but a few youngsters have managed to win the place. Let’s have a look at their stats.

Hammad Azam (All-rounder)
An emerging all-rounder who is equally good with bat and ball and has all potential to fill the void Abdur Razzak and Azhar Mehmood left long time back.

First Class matches: 36
Batting Average: 24.50                  
100: 1    50: 7
Wickets: 56
In last 10 domestic matches: 204 runs (Including 74*, 66), 8 wickets

Haris Sohail (Batsman)
Sialkot Stallions’ super hero, a talented left-handed middle-order striker and a match-winner – he can be the X-factor Pakistani team has been missing.

First Class matches: 53
Batting Average: 52.75                  
100: 11                  50: 22
Twenty20 Average: 72.83 in 14 matches
In last 10 domestic matches: 313 (Including 99, 62*, 56*, 34)

Asad Ali (Medium Pacer)
An emerging fast bowler with controlled line and length. In the warmup ODI for Champions Trophy, he grabbed 3 wickets against South Africa.

First class matches: 78
Wickets: 355      
5-wickets haul: 24 times
In last 8 domestic matches: 18 wickets

Zulfiqar Babar (Spinner)
A left-arm orthodox bowler, Zulfiqar. He said to be one of the most successful bowlers in domestic seasons.
First Class matches: 63
Wickets: 309                     
5-Wickets haul: 19 times
In last 10 domestic matches: 6 wickets

Mohammad Rizwan (Wicketkeeper)
The 21 year-old wicketkeeper is said to be a budding talent.
First class matches: 35
Catches: 116                      
Stumps: 6
Batting Average: 44.32
100: 3      50: 12
In last 10 domestic matches: 14 catches,  3 stumps

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