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Sadaf Hussain

Date of Birth 07/12/1989
Age 30
NationalityPakistani
Player Status Available
Playing Role Bowler (Seam)
Bowling Style Left-arm Seam
Batting Style Left-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Pakistan A, Northern, Khan Research Laboratories, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Federal Areas, Rawalpindi
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Sadaf Hussain is a towering left-arm quick who has lorded Pakistani domestic cricket for over 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 86 first-class matches, Hussain has a mammoth collection of 395 wickets at an average of 18.85 (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 - 139 wickets in 68 matches at an average of 21.79, including 10 four-wicket and 3 five-wicket hauls.

Hussain has represented Khan Research Laboratories, Federal Areas, Rawalpindi and Northern (Pakistan) 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), Berkswell (2018) and Horsford's (2019) gain, as he decimated batting line-up’s in both the North Staffs, Birmingham and East Anglian Premier 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. He was then a late addition to Horsford's side last summer, yet still managed another 26 wickets at 17.92.

The left-arm quick is now looking to return in 2020 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 wholeheartedly recommend.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Horsford (2019) 16 5 2 11 9 3.67 132.3 466 26 4/28 17.92
Berkswell (2018) 8 2 1 2 1* 2.00 58 186 9 4/19 20.67
Oswestry (2017) 18 13 4 126 33 14.00 167.4 648 48 9/47 13.50
Bagnall Norton (2016) 18 15 2 242 57* 18.62 210 589 58 8/26 10.16
Burslem (2015) 24 17 4 125 24 9.62 302.1 892 85 8/15 10.49
Date of Birth 07/12/1989
Age 30
NationalityPakistani
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBowler (Seam)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style Left-arm Seam
Batting Style Left-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Pakistan A, Northern, Khan Research Laboratories, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Federal Areas, Rawalpindi
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Sadaf Hussain is a towering left-arm quick who has lorded Pakistani domestic cricket for over 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 86 first-class matches, Hussain has a mammoth collection of 395 wickets at an average of 18.85 (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 - 139 wickets in 68 matches at an average of 21.79, including 10 four-wicket and 3 five-wicket hauls.

Hussain has represented Khan Research Laboratories, Federal Areas, Rawalpindi and Northern (Pakistan) 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), Berkswell (2018) and Horsford's (2019) gain, as he decimated batting line-up’s in both the North Staffs, Birmingham and East Anglian Premier 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. He was then a late addition to Horsford's side last summer, yet still managed another 26 wickets at 17.92.

The left-arm quick is now looking to return in 2020 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 wholeheartedly recommend.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Horsford (2019) 16 5 2 11 9 3.67 132.3 466 26 4/28 17.92
Berkswell (2018) 8 2 1 2 1* 2.00 58 186 9 4/19 20.67
Oswestry (2017) 18 13 4 126 33 14.00 167.4 648 48 9/47 13.50
Bagnall Norton (2016) 18 15 2 242 57* 18.62 210 589 58 8/26 10.16
Burslem (2015) 24 17 4 125 24 9.62 302.1 892 85 8/15 10.49