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Nauman Ali Knocking the Doors of Selectors ahead of South Africa’s Tour of Pakistan

Pakistan are known for their bowling strength as Pakistan has produced world class bowlers time and time again whether Spinners or Fast bowlers. Even some of the cricket experts call Pakistan a hub of bowlers with stamina and courage. In Spin bowling, be it the era of 70s, 80s & 90s or be it 21st century Pakistan is ever bestowed with Spin Bowlers due to their wicket taking ability, Accuracy and Doosra (a delivery that spins in the opposite direction to an off break spinner). In fact Doosra was invented by Pakistan Spinner Saqlain Mushtaq . In current era Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan and Usman Qadir are the best examples of spin bowling in Pakistan Cricket.

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Here is another Spinner who has spun his magic in Pakistan domestic cricket since last 3 seasons with his left arm off break deliveries. Nauman Ali who is currently Captaining Northern Team in on-going Quaid-e-Azam Trophy has been at his very best during not only in on-going domestic season but since last 3 domestic seasons claiming 151 wickets in only 43 Innings at an average of 20.51 with the strike rate of 43.2. It includes fourteen 5 wickets haul and five 10 wickets haul (In a Match) with best figures of 8/71 in an innings and 12/114 best match figures.

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His total tally of wickets includes the performance of on-going Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in which Nauman Ali has claimed 54 wickets in 13 Innings at an average of 20.66 with the strike rate of 38.9 which includes five 5 wickets haul and three 10 wickets haul (In a Match). His best figures in an inning so far is 7/53 and best match figure is 11/108 .
With such performances Nauman Ali is knocking the doors of selectors to be given a chance in National Team. And it is not too far when Nauman Ali will be in Green Shirt representing Pakistan and spinning his magic around the globe with his magical off break deliveries.

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