Published On: Thu, Jul 28th, 2016

Basit Ali terms series against England successful


Basit Ali

Basit Ali, the ex-test player who was the head coach of the Pakistan A team on its latest visit to England, has started their series in opposition to Sri Lanka A and England Lions a victorious one. He further added that Pakistan has discovered as a minimum four to five players who could be of employ to the national team in the upcoming future.

Basit’s selection for the visit was an effect of his matchless testimony in Pakistan’s domestic cricket as coach in the previous numerous years, triumphing four successive unparalleled labels with SNGPL devoid of star players for example Misbahul Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal and Yasir Shah at times.

The informal Test series with Sri Lanka A was drawn 1-1 but when Pakistan played in the tri-nation series, Pakistan A succeeded both matches in opposition to Sri Lanka A and lost two next to England Lions.

Basit was of the view that the tour was successful in the name of player growth.

Basit told in an interview that “I can say that the likes of Saud Shakil, Hasan Ali, Jaahid Ali, Shadab Khan and Mir Hamza have been unearthed on this A tour,” Basit continued by saying that “They had been performing well at different levels in domestic cricket, but it was a different challenge to perform in England and I’m really happy with them. I’m pretty optimistic that out of these players, we’ll see some of them with the national team very soon.”

Basit in addition had words of back-up for skipper Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan — they equally are now international players — adding that they accomplished the anticipations from them.

In the informal Test series next to Sri Lanka A, Azam top-scored for the part with 159 runs in two matches, whereas Mohammad Nawaz gathered 138 runs in the similar integer of matches moreover getting seven wickets. The obvious performance turned from Shakil, who got 137 scores in only one match at a standard of 137.00, pursued by Mohammad Hasan (100) and Jaahid (96).

Hasan, all-rounder, was the high quality bowler in the informal Test series with 11 wickets, whereas he got 80 runs also. Azizullah and Mir Hamza stated eight and seven wickets in that order.

In the ODI tri-series, Pakistan’s top-scorer was Sharjeel, who got 253 runs in four matches with the aid of a century and a fifty. Jaahid gathered 180 runs in only two matches at a standard of 90.00 as he moreover made a century and a half-century.

Bilawal Bhatti was the uppermost wicket-taker for Pakistan with seven wickets whereas Nawaz and Hasan took five wickets each.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.