Usama Mir is a right-arm leg-break bowler from Silakot, with an unorthodox action. Mir spoke to PakPassion.net about his career and future plans.
Zafar Gohar is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler from Lahore who impressed one and all during Pakistan U19s' successful tour of England this month. Gohar spoke to Pakpassion.net about his early days as a cricketer, his favourite players and his plans for the future.
Mohammad Ali is a right-arm fast-medium bowler from Sialkot. He has taken 113 wickets in his 29 first-class matches to date, at an impressive average of 24.88. In his 14 List A matches, he has taken 29 wickets at an eye-catching average of 18.79.
He also featured for the State Bank of Pakistan in the recently-concluded Ramadan T20 Cup in Karachi and bagged 5 wickets for just 52 runs in 3 matches.
Speaking exclusively to PakPassion.net, the 17-year old left-arm paceman from Lahore expressed his admiration for his role model Wasim Akram, discussed the comparisons with Mohammad Amir and looked ahead to the upcoming U-19 tour of England
17 year old Imran Butt is a top order batsman from Lahore who made his first class debut less than three months ago. Since that debut in December he has made over 700 runs in only nine first class matches at an average of over 61 including two centuries and five half centuries.
Butt was also the third highest run scorer in this season’s Quaid E Azam Trophy and his performances in the Quaid E Azam Trophy have brought him to the attention of Pakistani cricket fans around the world.
Speaking with PakPassion.net, Imran explains how his interest in cricket developed, the challenges presented to him in his debut season in first class cricket, his plans for selection in the Pakistan Under 19s and beyond.
PakPassion spoke to highly-rated 20 year-old wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan who was on the list of standby players for the recently concluded Test series in South Africa
Shehzar Mohammad is a 21 year-old PIA wicket-keeper batsman. Hailing from an illustrious cricketing family, he is the grandson of Pakistani batting legend Hanif Mohammad and son of former Pakistan international Shoaib Mohammad.This season has been his breakthrough season for PIA
In the infancy of his first-class career, to date Mohammad has played 13 first class matches, scoring four half-centuries since signing for PIA. Has also played four List A matches. Having made his first class debut in December 2009, where he top-scored with 70, he played only two games in the 2009/10 season. The following season he played four matches and in 2012/13, to date he has played 7 matches. This season has been his breakthrough season for PIA and he spoke to PakPassion about his career to date, the influence of his family and aims for the future.
22-year-old Rawalpindi batsman Shoaib Ahmed Minhas is prestigious talent who, if his first season in domestic cricket is anything to go by, could be a gem.
Here PakPassion presents it's latest entry to the Talent Spotter Section, Shoaib Ahmed Minhas.
I've always enjoyed watching cricket right from an early age. In Pakistan cricket is a passion so there is no way to avoid the game. At first I was playing cricket on a casual basis with friends on the streets of my home city of Sargodha. It was my cousin who played local club cricket suggested to me that rather than just playing on the streets with friends, I should take my cricket more seriously and join a cricket club.I took on board my cousin's advice and started playing club cricket in order to organise my game a whole lot better than it was and to have some structure to my cricket.