By Haroon Ahmed Published: March 20, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email If the Kings’ management had no intention of playing Mir, he should have been released for another franchise to capitalise on. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ KARACHIKINGS In 2015, Sialkot’s Usama Mir shot to fame after an impressive T20 tournament, where he regularly took wickets for his team, enabling them to win the Haier T20 Cup. Mir had played some T20 matches a few years prior to this, but 2015 was his real breakout season. He was then rewarded with a place in Pakistan’s premier T20 tournament, the Pakistan Super League (PSL), with the Karachi Kings. In the 2016 season, Kings played their first game, and made a mistake of not having a specialist spinner on their side. They rectified this mistake the next game by selecting Mir.Mir came in and immediately made his presence felt. He bowled three overs for only 14 runs, and took the wicket of Andre Russell. In the 2016 season, he played seven games … [Read more...] about Why did Karachi Kings retain Usama Mir if they were going to waste his talent?
By Hamza Junaid Published: March 6, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Despite their negative qualities, Asif Ali and Umar Akmal are among the top contenders for a lower order batsman. I know the first thing that comes to mind when I mention the name Umar Akmal is, “Why are we talking about him again?” Yes, perhaps we shouldn’t be. It is certainly a dangerous thought that lurks in my head, that I perhaps should have let go of the very instant it popped up.That is, however, difficult to do because right now we desperately need a power hitter to fill the number six spot as part of our team’s line-up at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The only two players that currently fit the criteria are Akmal and Asif Ali. I already know that neither of these is an ideal pick and that both of them are unpolished in some way or the other. One of these even carries a ‘hazard’ sign on him because of his potential to ruin the dressing room. We … [Read more...] about Umar Akmal vs Asif Ali: Who deserves to play in the 2019 World Cup?