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Talent Spotter catches up with 21 year old sensation Adnan Raza who has had a slow start to the season, but with some important games coming up will be looking at getting his season back on track.

For those of you who are not aware of Adnan, he's a 21 year old left handed middle order batsman who plays for ZTBL. His first class record is an impressive one with already 4 centuries and 11 half centuries under his belt in only 30 matches.

His average not so long ago was nearly 50, but a disappointing run of scores has seen the average dip to just under 43. 

Name : Adnan Raza

Age : 21

Batting style : Left hand batsman

 
Bowling styleRight arm Off-Break

First Class Debut 11th Nov 2006 (http://www.pcboard.com.pk/Archive/Scorecards/104/104883.html)

Major Teams - Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Lahore, Punjab

FC Record:   http://www.pcboard.com.pk/Archive/Players/49/49628/49628.html
 
In his own words - "Growing up in Lahore my favourite player was fellow left hander Saeed Anwar. I copied his strokeplay and wrist work and watched him at every opportunity. I got into cricket through the Ludihana cricket club in Lahore (same club that has produced Nasir Jamshed and Wasim Akram).

I then progressed to representing Lahore at Under 17 and Under 19 level and was a regular at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore where I worked with the likes of Mansoor Rana, Saud Khan and Ali Zia. They worked on my game and really helped me with my batting, especially on the technical side of the game.

I've represented Pakistan at junior levels touring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with the Under 19s, as well playing for Pakistan Under 15s in England in 2000.

My favourite batting position is number 4 and I admit I have struggled for a bit of form this season. I dont want to make excuses but we have played on some big seaming tracks.

Our next match is against Karachi and hopefully I can reach a big score, after feeling unwell in the last match for ZTBL and having to bat at number 8.

After the Quaid E Azam trophy, I'm looking forward to the domestic one day tournament and hope I can hit some form.

Of course the dream is to play for my country one day and if I can continue to improve and learn about the game, I hope that chance will come.