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    Anyone heard of Mohammed Irshad

    Anyone heard of him?I hear good things about him and that he is pakistans next bowling hope.Some say that he bowls 90-95mph

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    bro, just email aamir sohail on his website and he'll tell you how quick irshad is.

    www.aamirsohail.com.

    enter his website where you can ask questions.

    like i said before shoaib akhtar gave an interview in NZ at the lunch break of the first test day 1. i think it was coney who asked about any young bowlers in pakistan who are new prospects.

    first thing shoaib mentions is mohammed irshad and that he is bowling in the 150kph+ easily. then he mentions that fahad masood and abdur rauf are also prospects if they work hard.

    its shoaib who has actually talked about this guy first and how quick he is. coming from the fastest bowler in the world i believe him every bit.
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    Originally posted by imranrabb
    Anyone heard of him?I hear good things about him and that he is pakistans next bowling hope.Some say that he bowls 90-95mph
    This sort of "hearing good things" happens to countless players in the subcontinent.
    Inevitably occasionally they pick a rough diamond.
    In the vast majority of cases it's a random mispick.
    Until we see otherwise, Munaf Patel and Mohammad Irshad are in this category!
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    remember munaf patel is indian who have never had a express bowler so i wouldnt believe it till he plays.

    as for mohammed irshad, according to FC players he is every bit as quick as shoaib. remember sami did not receive any hype yet he is bowling very quick. secondly it is shoaib himself who says irshad is as quick as him.


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    People who played against Simon Jones use to say he was the faster player they had faced since Brett Lee etc and when he finally bowled in front of a speed gun it was shown he wasnt as fast as people thought.

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    if this was the case then why is it that no one mentioned that mohammed sami was quick. he has played domestic cricket and not a single player ever mentioned how quick he was. irshad on the other hand has suprised everyone with his speed and even aamir sohail has mentioned that he'll be playing before the AUS tour at the end of the year.

    according to aamir mohammed sami is meduim fast yet he clocks 150kph+ on the speed guns yet irshad is as quick as shoaib.

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    Originally posted by Muddaser
    remember munaf patel is indian who have never had a express bowler so i wouldnt believe it till he plays.
    Srinath was pretty swift in his youth.
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    20...that's a rather big number :(:(:(

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    Originally posted by Rik
    Srinath was pretty swift in his youth.
    Indeed he was -- particularly in the season of 96/97 before he injured his shoulder. I fancy at that time he would have been one of the quickest in the world.

    Certainly the South African batsmen that faced him then thought so.

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    There was this another Fast bowler who played for PAk in 2000 Irfan Fazal, on his debute he showed good speeo, Mid 140's most of time but went for alot of runs and did not alot of chances again.

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    according to aamir mohammed sami is meduim fast yet he clocks 150kph+ on the speed guns yet irshad is as quick as shoaib
    Speed isn't everyting.

    G. McGrath and S. Pollock aren't exactly express are they? Yet look at how successful they have been.

    Personally, I would rather have a bowler who hits the right spot consistently.

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    Originally posted by Muddaser
    remember munaf patel is indian who have never had a express bowler so i wouldnt believe it till he plays.

    as for mohammed irshad, according to FC players he is every bit as quick as shoaib. remember sami did not receive any hype yet he is bowling very quick. secondly it is shoaib himself who says irshad is as quick as him.
    Just because India haven't had an express bowler in the past doesn't necessarily mean they won't have one now or in the future.

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    Originally posted by KishanTeli
    Speed isn't everyting.

    G. McGrath and S. Pollock aren't exactly express are they? Yet look at how successful they have been.

    Personally, I would rather have a bowler who hits the right spot consistently.
    I completely agree with you there. Speed is nothing without the control, and the two most crucial factors in bowling: line and length.

    I would take a Glenn McGrath, Shaun Pollock and Wasim Akram over Shoaib Akhtar, Brett Lee, Mohammad Sami or this new Irshad guy anyday.
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    Originally posted by masterblaster
    I would take a Glenn McGrath, Shaun Pollock and Wasim Akram over Shoaib Akhtar, Brett Lee, Mohammad Sami or this new Irshad guy anyday.
    Actually, if I were to choose today, I'd take Shoaib over McGrath and Pollock. Wasim over Shoaib though.
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    Recently Shoaib has managed a consistent string of good performances.
    He's still yet to achieve anything like the consistency of Akram, Pollock and McGrath, though. And until he bowls like he's been bowling since May for at least 2 years I'll still take any of the above.

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    Originally posted by Muddaser
    remember munaf patel is indian who have never had a express bowler so i wouldnt believe it till he plays.

    as for mohammed irshad, according to FC players he is every bit as quick as shoaib. remember sami did not receive any hype yet he is bowling very quick. secondly it is shoaib himself who says irshad is as quick as him.
    Originally posted by SpaceMonkey
    People who played against Simon Jones use to say he was the faster player they had faced since Brett Lee etc and when he finally bowled in front of a speed gun it was shown he wasnt as fast as people thought.
    Originally posted by Muddaser
    if this was the case then why is it that no one mentioned that mohammed sami was quick. he has played domestic cricket and not a single player ever mentioned how quick he was. irshad on the other hand has suprised everyone with his speed and even aamir sohail has mentioned that he'll be playing before the AUS tour at the end of the year.

    according to aamir mohammed sami is meduim fast yet he clocks 150kph+ on the speed guns yet irshad is as quick as shoaib.
    Space has hit the nail on the head here.
    The most notoriously poor judges of speed of a bowler are onlooking bystanders. Almost as bad are bowlers. Almost as bad as bowlers are batsmen.
    The thing is, plenty of bowlers can seem much quicker than they really are. Equally, some can seem much slower. Muddaser gives an example of each.
    No-one can possibly say anything about how fast a bowler really is until he bowls in front of a speed-gun. That is the only accurate judge of relative speeds.

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