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Sadaf Hussain

Pakistan | Bowler (Seam)

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Sadaf Hussain
Born07/12/1989
Country Pakistan
Player Status Available
Player Type Bowler (Seam)
Player RoleLA Fast-Medium | LH Lower-Order Bat
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsPakistan A, Khan Research Laboratories, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Federal Areas, Capital Development Authority, Chakwal, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams
Coaching Qualifications

UKCC Level 2

 

Sadaf Hussain (29) is a towering left-arm quick who has lorded Pakistani domestic cricket for the best part of a decade. He stimulates a sense of curiosity as to why he hasn’t gained a national call-up, despite being one of domestic cricket’s best seamers. Standing six feet five inches, Hussain is built like a bowler destined for greatness. It is his near-perfect record in the domestic circuit that raises several unanswered questions every time he is neglected by selectors.

After 84 first-class matches, Hussain has a mammoth collection of 394 wickets at an average of 18.61 (25 five-wicket bags and 5 ten wicket match hauls) with best match figures of 15 for 154. His List-A record is equally impressive - 135 wickets in 66 matches at an average of 21.60, including 9 four-wicket and 3 five-wicket hauls.

Hussain has represented Khan Research Laboratories, Federal Areas and Rawalpindi Rams in the domestic circuit, while also representing Pakistan A. It is difficult to comprehend how Hussain hasn’t played for Pakistan – his season-by-season first-class record is exemplary.

He made his debut in 2008/09 and has only averaged over 20 with the ball in three of his 10 seasons, namely 2011/12 (58 wickets at 20.65), 2016/17 (28 wickets at 23.07) and 2018/19 (36 wickets at 20.97). In 2017/18, Hussain dominated all formats - 47 wickets at 15.02 in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and 23 wickets at 19.95 (topping the One Day Cup Departments Competition). 

However, Hussain’s national omission has been to English league club's Burslem (2015), Bagnal Norton's (2016), Oswestry (2017) and Berkswell's (2018) gain, as he decimated batting line-up’s in both the the North Staffs and Birmingham League's. Over his 2 seasons in Cheshire, he took 143 wickets at 10.36 with an incredible 15 five-wicket hauls, economy rate of 2.89, strike rate of 21.49 and 44.55% of all 1st XI wickets. In 2017, he continued to excel for Oswestry claiming an outstanding 48 wickets at 13.50 with best bowling figures of 9-47. Unfortunately, visa complications delayed his arrival and, his early return for the Pakistani season, resulted in Hussain only playing 7 games for the Birmingham Premier outfit, taking 8 wickets at 19.63.

The left-arm quick is now looking to return in 2019 and clearly, given his exploits home and abroad, he’ll be an outstanding recruit for any club next summer. Known personally to the CricX staff, he is not only a fantastic cricketer, but great bloke to boot, so is someone we whole heartedly recommend.

 

Last Updated

06/12/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 84 125 27 745 45 7.6 15120 7333 394 9-37 18.61
List A 66 32 14 97 14 5.38 3437 2916 135 5-27 21.6

Statistical record last updated 10th December, 2018
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Berkswell (2018) 7 1 1 1 1* - 54 157 8 4/19 19.63
Oswestry (2017) 18 13 4 126 33 14 167.4 648 48 9/47 13.50
Bagnal Norton (2016) 17 14 2 237 57* 19.75 206 568 57 8/26 9.96
Burslem (2015) 19 14 4 120 24 12.00 271.1 783 69 8/15 11.35