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    Mohammad Irfan

    What are our thoughts on him? Is he a walk-up start for Pakistan in test cricket? Will he hit the sight screen after one bounce if he ever plays at the WACA?



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    He has all the raw attributes - freakish height, 90 mph pace and pretty gun control. I'm usually not one to rate people for the longest form on LO cricket but he bowled in such a way that he would've done well in any version of cricket in the last 2 T20 games. In summation, I reckon he's a serious test prospect.

    He's pushing 31 too so one would hope his entry is as swift as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    He has all the raw attributes - freakish height, 90 mph pace and pretty gun control. I'm usually not one to rate people for the longest form on LO cricket but he bowled in such a way that he would've done well in any version of cricket in the last 2 T20 games. In summation, I reckon he's a serious test prospect.

    He's pushing 31 too so one would hope his entry is as swift as possible.
    I also think he is a serious Test match prospect. I'm interested in his ability to bowl long spells at pace. He is approaching 31 but I think considering he hasn't played much professional cricket in his 20s, his body won't be as fatigued as a regular 31 year old. Nannes is 36 but since he didn't play much cricket when he was younger, he is still able to push 150kph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    He has all the raw attributes - freakish height, 90 mph pace and pretty gun control. I'm usually not one to rate people for the longest form on LO cricket but he bowled in such a way that he would've done well in any version of cricket in the last 2 T20 games. In summation, I reckon he's a serious test prospect.

    He's pushing 31 too so one would hope his entry is as swift as possible.
    Amazing story.

    3 years back he was a laborer at a plastic pipe factory would practice couple of hours on weekends at a former First class cricketer academy. Pakpassion interviewed the guy who ran that place and he said there is a guy at his academy who is 7 foot and bowls 80mph+. Pakpassion linked the trainer to Aqib Javed who was bowling coach at PCB academy. Aqib called Irfan for a trial liked the look of him and hooked him up with few FC side coaches and now we see him playing for Pakistan.

    Even if he does not have much of a international career its still a remarkable journey for a guy who did not play any organized cricket till he was 28.

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    wow....that is so cool......hope he makes it into the test arena

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    Regarding his skills set I saw him bowling today and one thing I have noticed is he does move the ball much maybe the conditions were too batting friendly but in test cricket you do need some movement. Part of the reason Garner/Ambrose were so successful was they could get the ball to cut off the pitch at pace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Regarding his skills set I saw him bowling today and one thing I have noticed is he does move the ball much maybe the conditions were too batting friendly but in test cricket you do need some movement. Part of the reason Garner/Ambrose were so successful was they could get the ball to cut off the pitch at pace
    Does or doesn't? Could you clarify since I haven't seen him much? Thanks.

    Would love to see him in Tests against RSA.

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    Looks gun - has the pace, can move the ball, plus the obvious height advantage etc

    Would love to see how he does in SA.
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    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

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    Really want to see that toe crusher he got Yuvraj with.

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    I hope the selectors pick him for SA

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    extracts more than extra bounce from around good length area; if he can do this in dead track, imagine what he's going to do outside sc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Really want to see that toe crusher he got Yuvraj with.
    It's on YT: *GIANT* Mohammed Irfan vs Yuvraj Singh - YouTube



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