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    Yasir Arafat

    His teamwise bowling performances are no short of brilliant in First class cricket.

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    Team		Balls	Mdns	Runs	Wkts	BB	Ave	5wI	10wM
    Federal Areas	1360	30	875	18	5-97	48.61	1	0
    Kent		3339	106	1987	65	6-86	30.56	2	0
    KRL		7926	247	4422	217	9-35	20.37	17	3
    NBP		1020	31	534	18	4-70	29.66	0	0
    Pakistan	627	12	438	9	5-161	48.66	1	0
    Pakistan A	883	40	370	20	5-76	18.50	1	0
    PCBPatron's XI	144	4	83	4	2-40	20.75	0	0
    PCB XI		168	7	53	5	3-17	10.60	0	0
    Pakistan Reserv	846	27	453	21	6-53	21.57	1	0
    Rawalpindi	7289	216	4243	198	7-102	21.42	11	2
    Sussex		1627	48	1019	41	5-84	24.85	2	0
    Somehow he's never really made it up to the International level.

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    Pakistan's domestic wickets are very seamer friendly, but tbh, he has played well in the Tests in which I have seen him bowl. I recall him taking five against India on a very flat wicket with, what I thought, was a comparitively exceptional spell.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Pakistan's domestic wickets are very seamer friendly, but tbh, he has played well in the Tests in which I have seen him bowl. I recall him taking five against India on a very flat wicket with, what I thought, was a comparitively exceptional spell.
    He had to bowl a few on featherbeds as well in test cricket.

    But look at his record in county cricket as well. Add his useful lower order batting too.

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    Some his pace is gone. I remember when i first saw himvs ENG in 05 when he yorked Flintoff in an ODI with a 90mph delivery. But eveytime i catch a county game with Essex on TV, i see a different bowler.


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    Never really thought all that much of Yasir Arafat TBH. I mean, he's certainly not hopeless but seems the typical Pakistani seamer who isn't quite disciplined enough to achieve sustained Test success - a few too many no-balls and a few too many four balls.

    Essentially the next Mohammad Akram.
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    Doesn't help when you bowl pace and you're 3ft nothing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Some his pace is gone. I remember when i first saw himvs ENG in 05 when he yorked Flintoff in an ODI with a 90mph delivery. But eveytime i catch a county game with Essex on TV, i see a different bowler.
    He does occasionally crank it up to around 90mph, but only rarely.

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    i never liked him, simply cuz he bowls too short & outside the leg stump
    he looks good, but he just doesn't bowl well, i 've no idea why?????
    But i did like his batting yesterday
    he should be prefered in this twenty20 championship over Fawad Alam & Rao Iftikhar, but captain must not bowl him more than a couple of overs
    his overs can be shared by Malik
    but i'm happy to see a pakistani being discussed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Pakistan's domestic wickets are very seamer friendly, but tbh, he has played well in the Tests in which I have seen him bowl. I recall him taking five against India on a very flat wicket with, what I thought, was a comparitively exceptional spell.

    Yeah PCB always looks in hurry to finish first class tournament & the make grassy pitches for domestic first class matches, yet our batsmen dance against swinging ball

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    Playing with international players is always different from Domestic cricket.

    Real test comes only when bowling against them .

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    I dunno, I tend to find it comes with batting against them as well TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I dunno, I tend to find it comes with batting against them as well TBH.
    in case of Pakistan, batsmen can't say they 'll get experience by playing against international fast bowlers, cuz there are as good fast bowlers in domestic cricket as there can be in international cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Never really thought all that much of Yasir Arafat TBH. I mean, he's certainly not hopeless but seems the typical Pakistani seamer who isn't quite disciplined enough to achieve sustained Test success - a few too many no-balls and a few too many four balls.

    Essentially the next Mohammad Akram.
    I think he's a bit better than Akram personally. Slingy action, finds the block-hole well, swings it early doors... ideal county seamer in various conditions, but not quite up to international cricket.

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    Never really saw him as worthy of a Test selection but he did surprise in India a bit. I still can't see him being a consistent performer at the highest level. I remember that Flintoff delivery in 05 and I've never really seen him repeat that since.
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    Few bowlers of his height rarely succeed at international level without having some unique ability. His slingy action does assist him, but does look a little short of Test class.

    Useful back-up bowler to have. Becoming old by Pakistan standards (27), opportunities at the highest level may disappear soon.

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