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Asia XI Vs. World XI: BCCI approves names of Virat Kohli, Yadav, Mohammad Shami & Shikhar Dhawan

BCCI had decided to select Kholi, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammad Shami and Yadav in team members of Asia XI against World XI in Dhaka. These two T20 matches organized by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had recommended the names of Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Dhawan, and Yadav to play in this game.

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Why is Pakistani player not playing in these matches?
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had decided not to send Pakistani players in this Asia Xi matches, the reason behind it PSL. PSL matches will end on 22 March, so Pakistani players will not be available for games.

Asia XI VS World XI

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This article mainly concerns with Asia XI vs World XI news; BCCI announced the player’s name, which will play from the Asia XI team. You can ask us any questions related to this article in the comment section.

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Saeed Anwar former Pakistani Cricketer – Test & ODI Career

Saeed Anwar was born on 6 September 1968 in Karachi and he is a former Pakistani cricketer and a former captain for Tests and ODIs. He shifted with his family to Canada in 1973 and came back to Karachi in 1977. Saeed went to high school at Government Degree Science College, Malir Cantt and went to university at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. In 1989, he graduated from NED. He was planning to go to the US for his Master before becoming a professional Test cricketer. His father played cricket at the club level, whereas his brother Jawed Anwar represented Lahore Under-19 cricket team.

Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 55 247 146 325
Runs scored 4052 8824 10169 11223
Batting average 45.52 39.21 45.19 37.91
Top score 188* 194 221 194
100s/50s 11/25 20/43 30/51 26/54
Balls bowled 48 242 653 858
Wickets 0 6 9 31
Best bowling 2/9 3/83 4/39
Bowling average 31.83 45.77 20.80
Catches 18 42 65 64

Test Career

In 1990, he made his Test debut against the West Indies in a match which Pakistan lost at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad. In the third Test of his career, Anwar scored 169 runs against New Zealand in 1994; Pakistan won the match. Later in the same year during Pakistan’s tour to Sri Lanka, his 94 and 136 runs in the first match at Colombo earned him a man of the match award. In 1994, scoring fifties—85 and 77 runs—in both the innings of the first Test against Australia at Karachi, Anwar helped Pakistan led the three-match series 1–0. In the same season against Zimbabwe, he was unsuccessful. In 1995, Anwar scored three consecutive fifties against Sri Lanka in the home series.

In the 1996 Pakistan’s tour of England, a three-Test match series played between the Pak and Eng teams. Pakistan won the series by 2–0. Anwar remained the second-highest run with 362 runs – with an average of 60.33. He scored 88 and 74 runs in the first Test at Lord’s, and 176 and one scores in the third match at The Oval. In the 1996–97 seasons, he played two Tests against Zimbabwe and aggregated 182 runs in three innings. In the same season, Saeed replaced injured Wasim as captain against New Zealand. He was the second-highest run-scorer once again, accumulating 157 runs in three innings, including 149 in the second Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Against South Africa in 1997–98, he only scored 40 runs in four innings at an average of 8.00. 

In the first Test of the 1998–99 Asian Test Championship, Anwar became the third Pakistani to carry his bat through a Test inning. Anwar’s career-best 188 not out in the second innings at the Eden Gardens—beating the team’s total at the previous innings (185) where he made a duck—was 60 percent of the total, 316. It was also the highest Test score by a Pakistani on Indian soil, which was surpassed by Younus Khan.

Anwar’s last Test was against Bangladesh during the 2001–02 Asian test championship. Saeed scored 101 runs, which ensured an innings and 264 runs win at the Multan Cricket Stadium. His daughter died the same day. He played 55 Test matches, scoring 4052 runs with eleven centuries, average 45.52.

One Day International Career

In 1989, under the captaincy on Imran Khan, Anwar started his international career with an ODI match played at WACA Ground, which Pakistan lost to West Indies. He scored only three runs. In December 1989, his first match-winning performance came against India at Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala. He scored unbeaten 42 runs off 32 balls. His best performance in the series was 126 runs against Sri Lanka. His next achievement was against New Zealand in 1990–91, when he was the top-scorer of the series, with 203 runs. He scored two successive hundreds on three other occasions in his career and was the first batsman to complete this feat in ODIs—in 1996, in 1999, and 2000. During 1994–95 Wills Trophy, he scored 202 runs at an average of 40.40, including a century. He scored a century against Sri Lanka at Gymkhana Club Ground in October 1996. Anwar scored 194 against India in India in an ODI match in the 1997 Pepsi Independence Cup.

Anwar played 247 ODI matches for Pakistan and scored 8824 runs from 244 innings at the average of 39.21. With 20 centuries, he is Pakistan’s leading century-maker in ODIs. Anwar was the first Pakistani batsman to score a century against India on Indian soil in an ODI match.

World Cup Performance

Saeed Anwar played in three Cricket World Cups for Pakistan (1996, 1999 and 2003). He played 21 matches and scored 915 runs at an average of 53.82. His highest score in a world cup match remained 113 not out.

Achievements

Opened in 32 ODI innings with Aamir Sohail for Pakistan, in 1994–95, the most consecutive by a Pakistan opening pair and fourth overall. It named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997. He scored unbeaten 188 runs in the match and Pakistan won the game, it was also the highest Test score by a Pakistani on Indian soil. As an opening batsman, Anwar scored two or more successive hundreds on four occasions and made 20 hundred in ODI. He holds the highest Test batting average (59.06) of any Pakistani against Australia in Test matches.

Retirement

He faced a personal tragedy in 2001 when his daughter, Bismah, died after a prolonged illness. As a result, he turned religious and starting preaching Islam. He made his return to cricket after a long time and was one of the most consistent Pakistani batsmen in the 2003 World Cup. However, upon his return, he lost his previous touch and could not perform as he did before. He criticized for the loss of form, which led to his retirement from cricket soon. He announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 August 2003, after he dropped from the squad for the upcoming One-Day International tournament in Sharjah.

During his career, he was an elegant batsman and played particularly well on the offside, his trademark flick being a sure shot feature in almost all of his innings.

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Saqlain Mushtaq Cricket Career & Bowling Records

Saqlain Mushtaq was born on 29 December 1976in Lahore and he is a British Pakistani cricket coach, YouTuber, and former cricketer who played in Tests and ODIs for Pakistani national cricket team. He is best known for pioneering the “doosra,” a leg break delivery bowled with an off-break action. He held the record for the most wickets in a calendar year in ODIs-69 wickets in 1997. Saqlain selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 2000. A statistical analysis conducted by Wisden in 2003 revealed Saqlain as the all-time most excellent ODI spinner and the sixth-greatest ODI bowler.

Saqlain Bowling Records in Cricket

Saqlain played 49 Test matches and 169 One Day Internationals for Pakistan between 1995 and 2004. He took 208 Test and 288 ODI wickets were the fastest to reach the milestones of 100, 150, 200 and 250 wickets in ODIs. He take 13 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls, and his best performance for an innings was ten wickets for 155 runs. He scored 927 runs with an average of 14.48, including a century and two fifties. His highest score in the format was 101 not out against New Zealand. Until 2016, Saqlain was the fastest bowler in the history of One Day International cricket to take 100 wickets.

Saqlain started his first-class career in 1994–95. In his first season, he took 52 wickets and was selected to play for Pakistan A in a one-day tournament at Dhaka. He got international recognition in 1995, taking seven wickets for the Pakistan cricket board Patron’s Eleven against Sri Lanka. In September 1995, Saqlain made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar. In 1999, the highlight of his Test career came in the away series against India, where he achieved his first ten-wicket haul in a Test match.

In November 1999, when Pakistan toured Australia, he took ten wickets in two Test matches, including six wickets for 46 runs in Hobart. In 2000, in Pakistan’s tour to the West Indies, he was ineffective, taking only six wickets in five innings, which included five for 121 at Kensington Oval. In November 2000, his career-best bowling in an innings came against England in a match in which he took eight wickets for 164 runs in the first innings.

Mushtaq as Spin Consultants

Saqlain Mushtaq was appointed in May 2016 by the ECB as England’s spin consultant for the home series against Pakistan. The ECB decided to use Saqlain’s services to prepare the England team for the Test series against India in October 2016.

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Imran Khan Cricket and Political Career

Imran Khan Profile

Imran Khan Niazi was born on 5 October 1952 in Lahore. Imran educated at Aitchison College (Lahore), then the Royal Grammar School Worcester (Worcester), and later at Keble College (Oxford). He was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1992 and Pride of Performance in 1983. He is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan and the chairman of the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf). Before entering politics, he was an international cricketer and captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. In total, he made 3,807 runs and took 362 wickets in Test cricket, and is one of eight world cricketers to have achieved an ‘All-rounder’s Triple’ in Test matches. During the late 1970s, Khan was one of the pioneers of the reverse swing bowling technique.

Imran Khan Cricket Career

He started playing cricket at age 13 and made his debut for the Pakistan national cricket team at age 18. During the 1973–1975 seasons, Khan was part of the University of Oxford’s Blues Cricket team. He made his home debut for Pakistan in 1976 and played until 1992. Khan reached his peak in 1982 as a fast bowler and attained a Test bowling rating of 922 points playing against India in 1983. Imran achieved the all-rounder’s triple (securing 3000 runs and 300 wickets) in 75 Tests. He also has the second-highest all-time batting average of 61.86 for a Test batsman playing at position 6 in the batting order. Khan retired from cricket in 1992, as one of Pakistan’s most successful players. He ended his career with 88 Test matches, 126 innings and scored 3807 runs at an average of 37.69, including six centuries and 18 fifties. In ODIs, he played 175 games and scored 3709 runs at an average of 33.41 (highest score 102 not out). As a captain, Khan played 48 Test matches, of which Pakistan won 14, 8 lost, and the remaining 26 drawn. He also played 139 ODIs, winning 77, losing 57 and ending one in a tie.

Imran Khan Political Career

He launched a fundraising campaign in 1991 to set up a cancer hospital in memory of his mother. Khan remains a prominent philanthropist and commentator. Khan founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in April 1996, a centrist political party, and became the party’s national leader. In 2002, Khan contested for a seat in the NA (National Assembly) and served as an opposition member from Mianwali until 2007. In 2013 elections, he was again elected to parliament when his party emerged as the second-largest in the country. Khan also served as the chancellor of the University of Bradford between 2005 and 2014. In the 2018 general elections, his party won the most significant number of seats and defeated the ruling PML-N.

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Islamabad United Squad 2020 | PSL 5 IU Players List

Islamabad United (IU) is a franchise that named on behalf of Islamabad capital city of Pakistan. The franchise introduced in Pakistan Super League season 1, the team owned by Leonine Global Sports and owners of Leonine Global are Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi. The franchise has won two titles of Pakistan Super League in 2016 and 2018. Islamabad United Squad 2020 and all players list released in PSL 2019 draft.

Islamabad United in PSL 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Pakistan Super League 2016 had played in the United Arab Emirates and Islamabad United has won the title by defeating Quetta Gladiators in the final match. The franchise performed poor at the beginning of PSL edition 1 but entered the final of league pass with flying colours. Some Information of Islamabad United that highlights its position in PSL 2016.

Islamabad United starts the PSL 2017 season by playing with Peshawar Zalmi and defeat by seven wickets. The franchise ranks on 5th no in PSL 2 due to poor performance of players. 

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In PSL 2018, Islamabad United again wins the title of PSL by performing well in a cricket tournament. The final match of PSL 3 had played between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. United won its 2nd title of PSL by defeating Zalmi in the finale of PSL.

 PSL 4 season was not good for Islamabad United because they rank on 3rd position. United started their PSL 2019 season by defeating Lahore Qalandars from five wickets

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Islamabad United Captain Most Runs Most Wickets Position
PSL 2016 Misbah ul Haq Sharjeel Khan Andre Russell 1st
PSL 2017 Misbah ul Haq Dwayne Smith Rumman Raees 4th
PSL 2018 Misbah ul Haq Luke Ronchi Faheem Ashraf 1st
PSL 2019 Mohammad Sami Cameron Delport Faheem Ashraf 3rd

Islamabad United in PSL 2020

The franchise has released team players list, which will play in Pakistan Super League 5th edition to entertain their followers. PSL 2020 teams squads released by PCB in draft 2019. Islamabad United team players 2020 are listed below.

Retained Players   Platinum   Diamond   Gold   Silver   Emerging   Supplementary  
Asif Ali, Musa Khan, Ammad Butt, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Rizwan Hussain, Luke Ronchi   Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram   Colin Munro   Rumman Raees   Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar   Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah   Saif Badar, Rassie Van Der Dussen  

Islamabad United Captain 2020

Shadab Khan is the captain of Islamabad United team in PSL 5th edition and he also serves as a captain in the previous season of league but for only three matches.

The team selectors have sort out best Islamabad United squad 2020 and release their names in PSL draft 2019. United lovers will watch PSL live streaming 2020 and they have many expectations from their teams.