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Ranji Trophy 2017: Yusuf Pathan blasts century for Baroda, brother Irfan returns to form too

Vadodara, GUJARAT :

In his innings of 111, the senior of the two brothers was more aggressive as he hit 13 fours and six maximums.


Out of favour, India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan hit a sublime hundred while brother Irfan Pathan also hit a fifty against Madhya Pradesh on day 3 of the Ranji Trophy encounter between Baroda and Madhya Pradesh. Known for his hard-hitting batting, Yusuf played an innings which once again highlighted his power hitting. In his innings of 111, the senior of the two brothers was more aggressive as he hit 13 fours and six maximums. Younger brother Irfan also kept pace with his innings of 80 which featured ten fours and three sixes.

Earlier, the home side was in a spot of bother after conceding 551 runs against MP and then losing four wickets for 54 runs at one stage. But the Pathan brothers dug in and rescued the side. Together they forged a partnership of 188 runs which helped the Baroda side avoid follow-on.


Baroda: Deepak Hooda, Rishi Arothe, Irfan Pathan(c), Kedar Devdhar, Pinal Shah(w), Lukman Meriwala, Ketul Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Aditya Waghmode, Mitesh Patel, Babashafi Pathan, Atit Sheth, Vishnu Solanki, Swapnil Singh, Soaeb Tai

Madhya Pradesh: Devendra Bundela(c), Harpreet Singh, Naman Ojha(w), Ankit Sharma, Avesh Khan, Ankit Dane, Puneet Datey, Mihir Hirwani, Saransh Jain, Ishwar Pandey, Rajat Patidar, Chandrakant Sakure, Shubham Sharma, Aditya Shrivastava, Anshul Tripathi, Waseem Ahmed

source: http://www.indianexpress.com / The Indian Express / Home> Sports> Cricket / by Express Web Desk / October 08th, 2017

Indore pacer Avesh Khan hopes for IPL high


Indore :

Years ago, when Mohammad Ashique Khan would chat about cricket with his customers while they would bide time in his paan shop outside SJSITS, one of the top engineering colleges here, like most ‘paanwalas’ tend to do across the streets of India, little did he realise that one day, his own son would come back to the town as the part of one of the most popular teams in the IPL.

Madhya Pradesh pacer Avesh Khan , who shot into the limelight after clocking 139.8kmph against Pakistan in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh last year, is a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore  squad, though he’s unlikely to play when they play the Kings XI Punjab at the MPCA Stadium here on Sunday night.

“I’m obviously excited. I’ll get to go home, but I wish that I get to make my IPL debut soon, so that I can prove my talent, express myself,” Khan told TOI from Bangalore, while packing his bags for the trip. The 20-year-old claims that despite his humble background, cricket was never a problem.

“My father had a paan shop five-six years back, when I wasn’t even playing cricket, but now he’s a finance manager in a firm. We never had financial problems. Through the earnings of his paan shop, my father ensured that we had food on the table twice in the day, and thanks to Allah, we never had to face financial problems. I was and am never feel embarrassed about what he did. No work is small or big,” he recalls.

Unlike most young cricketers these days, the flow of money hasn’t resulted Khan’s lifestyle becoming extravagant. “I don’t have too many indulgences. I never craved for a big flat, or a flashy car, or expensive clothes. I still don’t have my own car. I’m not an outgoing person, don’t and spend most of my day training.

“On Sunday, I like spending time with my parents. I just want to see my parents happy and proud of me. Twice, the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) awarded me Rs 5 lakhs cash prize, but I gave that money to my father. I don’t keep more than Rs200 in my pocket. If I need more money, I ask my mother for it,” he says.

The IPL contract with RCB came just as he was feeling low at being ignored from the IPL auction list last year despite having impressed everyone at the Colts’ World Cup. “I was feeling bad as my name wasn’t there in the IPL auction, despite being the highest wicket-taker for India (12scalps@15.08) in the U-19 World Cup last year. Luckily, as RCB’s bowling wasn’t doing well at that point, Virat bhai (Kohi, India & RCB skipper) and Daniel Vettori (coach) summoned me for trials in Bangalore before the playoffs last year and I was signed up last year. I was retained this year on an Rs 11 lakhs contract,” he recalls.

 “He’s a sincere, hard-working boy. He can generate good pace-around the 140s. He’s sharp off the pitch. He’s just 20, and he’ll learn with time. He’ll be noticed because of his speed. The good thing about him is that he gets bounce from those ideas where the batsman doesn’t like it. He can finish off the game in a session, and tends to be quicker in his second spell, when the conditions a more in favour of the batsmen,” praises former India and Madhya Pradesh batsman Amay Khurasia, who has coached the youngster since he first came to the MPCA academy when he was just 15.

Khurasia feels that the India selectors haven’t groomed Khan well after the pacer’s talent was visible during the junior World Cup. “Considering that he was praised by cricket legends like Rahul Dravid (India U-19 coach) and Glenn McGrath, the selectors could’ve picked him for the Irani Cup. Even the MP Ranji selectors have goofed up by not picking him in the Ranji Trophy team initially,” he laments.

A knee injury, and a lack of vision on part of the selectors has meant that Khan hasn’t played for MP since the high of the U-19 World Cup.

Maybe, the IPL has a better fate in store for this rare talent.

source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> News> IPL / by Gaurav Gupta / TNN / April 10th, 2017

First time five Muslim players selected for Under 19 World Cup 2016



New Delhi :

For the first time in the history of Indian cricket, five Muslim cricket players have been selected to represent India at International Cricket Council (ICC) Under 19 cricket World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh underway from 27 Jan. The name of these five players are Arman Jaffer, 17, Sarfaraz Khan, 18, Avesh Khan, 19, Khaleel Ahmed, 18 and Zeeshan Ansari, 16.

It may be noted that there were only three Muslims in Indian team that played Under 19 cricket World Cup 2014 in UAE.

Sarfaraz khan,the most prominent among these five,has performed well even in 2014 Under 19 world cup played in UAE. His consistence performance has earned his name in Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) and he was paid for Rs 50 lakh in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in 2015 where he showed superb batting that gave him more recognition.

At a very young age of 12, Sarfaraz from Mumbai got noticed when he scored a magnificent 439 in his maiden Haris Shield game in 2009. His father is a coach who has mentored players like Iqbal Abdullah and Kamran khan.

Another player, Armaan Jaffer is nephew of well known Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer. He also lives in Mumbai and is a class fellow of Sarfaraz. He created history in U-19 tournaments when he scored back to back three consecutive double centuries.

Avesh Khan, the other member of the squad,who hails from Indore, MP is a brilliant fast bowler. He created are cord of his own when bowled a delivery with 139.8 kmph against arch rival Pakistan in the last Under-19 World Cup played in UAE.

Zeeshan Ansari from Lucknow is a spinner and is known for throwing leg break googly. His father, Naeem Ansari is a tailor and specialises in Ladies Suit & Salwar.

Khaleel Ahmed, a left arm seamer is from Tonk, Rajasthan.He picked up 26 wickets in four matches in the under-14 Rajsingh Dungarpur Trophy.His 26 wicket haul got him selected for a camp at the BCCI Specialist Academy in Mohali. His father Khurshid Ahmed is a nurse in a village near Tonk, Rajasthan.

This time 16 teams are playing, split into four groups. While nine Test-playing nations — England, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh — will take part, Australia Under-19’s have pulled out of the tournament citing security issues in Bangladesh.

source: http://www.muslimmirror.com / Muslim Mirror / Home> Indian Muslim / by admin / January 31st, 2016