First Class Careers of Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Ali | PAK vs ENG:
Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Ali are the two new names that every Pakistan cricket fan is hearing. Abrar and Ali, both earned their maiden Test Call-Ups today thanks to some brilliant performances in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy 2022.
Abrar Ahmed has previously been with the T20 squad. He was picked for the 7-Match series against England. However, he did not get a chance in the Playing XI in any of the 7 games.
Abrar’s chances are quite bright now as Pakistan have axed Yasir Shah from the squad due to his poor performance lately in red-ball cricket, so it is highly likely that Pakistan will play Abrar Ahmed in this series. England batters do struggle against quality spinners, and Abrar possesses the ability to trouble the English batters.
Abrar Ahmed has taken 43 wickets in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy as of today. He is still playing so he can add more to his tally of wickets. He averages 21 with the ball which is quite impressive for a leg spinner. He has 5 five-wicket hauls so far in the event.
Mohamamd Ali is another new face in the squad. The new-ball bowler from Central Punjab has shown great skill in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy with the new ball. He generates good swing with the ball. As of today, Ali is the third highest wicket taker of the event.
In 6 outings so far, he has taken 24 wickets and he is the most successful pace bowler of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2022. He has 2 five-wicket hauls in the event. Mohammad Ali has a phenomenal first-class record with the ball same like Abrar Ahmed.
However, the difference between Abrar and Ali is of age. Ali is aged 30, and this will be the first time he will join the National Squad. It is uncertain that for how long he could play. He is not an express pacer, but he is more of an accurate bowler. Abrar on the other hand has a long future for Pakistan. Abrar Ahmed is aged 24, and with him being a spinner, he can play for a long period of time.
Both the players have been picked on merit and it is expected that both of them will get their chances to feature in the Playing XI. Since Pakistan is without Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas, it is likely that Ali will get a game and since Yasir Shah is not there, Abrar is also likely to play.
Squad: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shan Masood, Saud Shakeel, Salman Agha, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abrar Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Nawaz, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Ali.