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Saj Sadiq

Editor @PakPassion. Write about cricket for @SkyCricket, @thecricketermag, @ipapersport, @WisdenCricket, @TheCricketPaper. Views are my own.

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Ajaz Patel performs a Sajdah after becoming only the third bowler in history to take 10 wickets in a Test innings #INDvNZ #Cricket

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First day of the second Test has been called off due to bad light. The next four days play will start at 9:30 am local time #BanvsPak #Cricket

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Ajaz Patel "it's pretty surreal, I don't think you ever believe you are going to achieve something like that. To be born here in Mumbai, then come back and achieve something like this is pretty special. I am in very illustrious company with Kumble sir as well" #Cricket #INDvNZ

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List of bowlers to take all 10 wickets in a Test innings:

Jim Laker (England) vs Australia in 1956

Anil Kumble (India) vs Pakistan in 1999

Ajaz Patel (New Zealand) vs India in 2021
#Cricket #INDvNZ

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Lord Patel of Bradford, Chair of Yorkshire CCC "Significant change is required at Yorkshire CCCC & we are committed to taking whatever action is necessary to regain trust. The decisions announced today were difficult to make, but are in the best interests of the Club" #Cricket

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Most ducks as Test captain:

Stephen Fleming 13
Graeme Smith 11
Virat Kohli 10
MS Dhoni 9
Courtney Walsh 9
#Cricket #INDvNZ

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Haris Sohail's run of bad luck continues. He's contracted dengue fever and is expected to miss several weeks of domestic cricket #Cricket

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West Indies have lost 5 of their last 6 Tests:

by 164 runs
by 187 runs
by 109 runs
by 158 runs
by an innings & 63 runs

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Sincere condolences to the family of the Sri Lankan factory manager who was beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob in Sialkot. The incident occurred at Rajco Industries who supplied the playing kit for the Pakistan cricket team at this year's T20 World Cup

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Shaheen Shah Afridi "I have played for Lahore Qalandars for a while now and have learnt a lot and the management is also very nice. So if I am given the chance to captain Qalandars I will do my best to win games for them" #Cricket #PSL7

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The PCB has decided the PSL Draft 2022 will be held at the High Performance Centre in Lahore on Sunday, 12 December, with the event to kick-off at 3pm #PSL7 #Cricket

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PSL 7 will take place from 27 January to 27 February, with Karachi hosting 15 matches in the first-leg and Lahore staging the remaining 19 matches; The PSL Draft 2022 will take place on Sunday, 12 December, at 3pm PKT at the High Performance Centre in Lahore


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Yorkshire County Cricket Club "We can confirm that Martyn Moxon, Director of Cricket, and Andrew Gale, First XI Coach, have left the Club today, in addition to all members of the coaching team" #Cricket

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Talent Spotter - Dera Ghazi Khan born Muhammad Shehzad who was named in Pakistan's U19 World Cup squad chats about hurdles he's faced in life including the death of his father, praise from Ijaz Ahmed, his role-models Babar Azam, Ben Stokes & more #Cricket

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Azhar Mahmood has been appointed Head Coach by Islamabad United, as Johan Botha, Islamabad United’s Head Coach in PSL 6, will be unable to join the franchise this season due to his commitments in Australia #PSL7 #Cricket

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Pakistan ODI squad versus West Indies #PAKvWI #Cricket

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Pakistan T20I squad against West Indies #PAKvWI #Cricket

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Pakistan squad for the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup which will be played during January-February 2022 in the West Indies


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Gloucestershire have re-signed Pakistan spinner Zafar Gohar for the entirety of the 2022 county season #Cricket

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#OnThisDay in 1979. Abdul Razzaq was born in Lahore. A match-winner with either bat or ball, Razzaq played 343 times for Pakistan & was the youngest man ever to take a Test hat-trick #Cricket

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Credit where it's due. Lahore Qalandars have provided another fantastic opportunity to a young cricketer via their player development program. Syed Faridoun follows in the footsteps of Haris Rauf and Dilbar Hussein to play in the BBL for Melbourne Stars #Cricket #BBL

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Manchester United co-chairman Avram Glazer has bought a franchise in the new T20 cricket league in the UAE.
The UAE T20 League is a six-team competition sanctioned by the Emirates Cricket Board and will be held for the first time in February and March 2022 #Cricket #UAET20League

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Updated Top 11 in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings #Cricket

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Hassan Ali also makes a climb in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings thanks to a seven-wicket match against Bangladesh. He sits just outside the top 10 in a career-high 11th place #Cricket #BANvPAK

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Shaheen Afridi has moved into the top five of the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings for the first time. Afridi moved up three places into the top five overtaking James Anderson, Kagiso Rabada and Neil Wagner #Cricket

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Pakistan Test skipper
Pakistan ODI skipper
Pakistan T20I skipper
Karachi Kings skipper
#Cricket #PSL7

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Abid Ali "I would like to congratulate Abdullah Shafique on his Test debut. He played with great confidence. We both planned to stay at the wicket for as long as possible & we kept on pointing out each other's mistakes and supporting each other whilst batting" #BANvPAK #Cricket

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Abid Ali "Whilst I am pleased with my performance in the 1st Test, I also know that this is now a thing of the past and I need to concentrate on performing well in the next game where we also have to play with a positive mindset" #BANvPAK #Cricket

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Pakistan's record against Bangladesh in Test cricket:

Played 12
Won 11
Drawn 1

3 matches at Chattogram:

Pakistan won by innings & 184 runs
Pakistan won by innings & 169 runs
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
#Cricket #BANvPAK

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Impressive Test debut by Abdullah Shafique scoring 52 and 73. Early days, but he looks like a batsman with plenty of skill, a very good temperament and a bright future #BANvPAK #Cricket

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Updated ICC World Test Championship table #Cricket

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Wonderful cricketer, wonderful person - Rahul Dravid donated 35,000 Indian Rupees to the groundsmen at Kanpur's Green Park Stadium after the first Test match between India and Zealand. Dravid was very impressed by their work in making a sporting pitch #INDvNZ #Cricket

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Shaheen Shah Afridi in Tests in 2021:

Matches 8
Wickets 44
Average of 17.45
Strike-rate 37.30

He's joint-highest wicket taker in Test cricket in 2021 with Ravichandran Ashwin

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This is the first time ever that Pakistan's openers have made four 50plus scores in a Test match #BANvPAK #Cricket

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Abdullah Shafique and Abid Ali. This is only the second time that Pakistan openers have put on a century stand in both innings of a Test match #BANvPAK #Cricket

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A few in the crowd taunted Shaheen Shah Afridi with chants of Matthew Wade. His response - match figures of 7-102 #BANvPAK #Cricket

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4th time Shaheen Afridi has taken 5 or more wickets in a Test innings. 5-32 earlier today are his second best figures in a Test innings #BANvsPAK #Cricket

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#OnThisDay in 1977. The brilliant Younis Khan was born in Mardan. Younis is Pakistan's highest runscorer in Tests with 10,099 runs. He made 33 Test fifties, scored 34 Test hundreds and finished with an average of 52.05 in Tests #Cricket

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Shaheen Afridi "It's always great to bowl in partnerships & I'm really enjoying bowling alongside Hassan Ali. Sometimes he contains the batters & sometimes I do. We decide who'll go for wickets & which one of us will contain the batters & Hassan really backs me" #Cricket #BANvPAK

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Whatever the format, whoever the opponent, wherever the match - Shaheen Shah Afridi continues to shine #Cricket

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