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Mudassar Nazar (Image Credit: Google)
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Mudassar Nazar Feels ’90s Pakistan Players Could Be Involved In Fights If They Faced The Present COVID-19 Restrictions

After learning the COVID-19 restrictions and environment, the former Pakistan cricketer Mudassar Nazar feels that it would be hard for the ‘90s Pakistan team. He also believes that some players would even fight with their teammates in this boring period.

The international cricket just started from this month after the stoppage of four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ongoing Test series between the hosts England and the visitors West Indies is the first series since the stoppage in the international cricket. However, both the participating teams are facing huge restrictions during this entire series.

Mudassar Nazar, who recently ended his journey as chief of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore, feels that the present environment is very hard for cricket, where the players are facing many restrictions. He also believes that if the ‘90s Pakistan team faced this condition, there could be some fight between the players.

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One of the pictures of the 90s Pakistan team (Image Credit: AP)

Nazar recently told a Pakistan news channel, “I don’t think such an environment is ideal for cricket. From what I have heard the players in England are bored and fatigued because of the Covid-19 restrictions and environment. I just wonder what would have happened if teams of the past like in the ‘90s had to remain together in such Covid conditions. I guess some players would have been fighting and would be at each other’s throats by now.”

After this ongoing Test series, England will play the three-match home ODI series against Ireland.

Pakistan players are also currently in England. From the early August, Pakistan will play the three-match Test series and three-match T20I series against the hosts England. Nazar feels that the present restrictions on the players can put a negative effect on the Pakistan players’ performances on this England tour.

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Mudassar Nazar (Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport)

Nazar said, “I have been told our players presently in training in England have become bored with the whole restrictions etc. It might have an effect on their performances in the coming series because it is never easy playing in England.”

Nazar further added that he would have been very bored if he faced the same situation.

Mudassar Nazar in unhappy with Mohammed Amir’s inclusion

The 28-year-old Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has recently been called up in the Pakistan squad for the ongoing England tour. Initially, he pulled out this tour due to the birth of his child. However, Nazar isn’t happy with Amir’s addition in the Pakistan squad for the English tour.

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Mohammad Amir (Image Credits: ICC)

Nazar claimed, “In the past this was a player reluctant to play in one format for his country and now that he is available he is immediately called up to the team. That is something that does not sit well with me.”

Meanwhile, Nazar praised Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam. The qualified coach believes that Babar can be unstoppable in future if he continues his good form in this England tour.

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Babar Azam (Image Credit: Twitter)

He said, “In recent times he has got a great grip on his bat and he is batting really well. The way he took on Dale Stein in South Africa last year and then the Australians in their own backyard I just think that if Babar gets runs in England he will be unstoppable in future.”

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Five Cricketers Who Were Never Dismissed Run-Out

A player never getting run out in his career is one of the biggest achievements for him. Even if the player is fit or young, there can be changes in the field where because of miscommunication with the batting partner, he can be dismissed because of run-out. 

Well, you would be thinking there can not be such players, but here, we have named five players in cricket history who have not lost their wickets while running between the wickets. 

Five Cricketers Who Were Never Run Out

Peter May:

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Peter May in action at the Oval (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Former England great cricketer and captain Peter May was the cricketing Prodigy during his school days. He is considered as one of the finest batsmen of England in the 50s. May was a classic batsman and a strict leader. 

Having made the debut for England in 1951, the defensive batsman went on to represent his side in 66 matches (106 innings). He amassed 4537 Test runs, including 13 centuries and 22 half-centuries. May holds a unique record of never getting run out during his illustrious career, which spanned for over a decade. 

After retiring from the game, May also umpired in a couple of matches for ICC. 

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Mudassar Nazar (Image Credit: Google)
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mudassar Nazar Feels India Will Be Unlucky If They Don’t Qualify For The Semi-Finals

Former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar feels that the present strong Indian national cricket team will be unlucky if they don’t qualify for the semi-finals in the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

The 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will begin in less than one week. The no.1-ranked ODI team England and the no.2-ranked ODI team India are the favourites of this tournament.

The 63-year-old Mudassar Nazar feels that India has all the bases covered. Apart from the top-class batsmen, India has also a good number of fast bowlers and spinners. He believes that India will only miss the semi-finals spot in the upcoming Cricket World Cup due to their poor luck.

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Indian national cricket team (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Nazar told Sportstar, “They have all the bases covered. They have got top-class batsmen who can bat deep down the order. They have the best batsman in the world (Virat Kohli) as its captain. The fast bowlers are quick and they have a couple of spin bowlers as well. It has all the thing, so India will be unlucky if it doesn’t reach the knockout stage.”

In the knock out stage, anything can happen – Mudassar Nazar

Nazar feels that anything can happen in the knock-out stages. Talking about this, Nazar gave the example of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final where Pakistan beat India while India was the favourite team.

He added, “In the knock out stage, anything can happen. In 2017 Champions Trophy, it lost to Pakistan in the final despite being the favourite. So, one bad day can hurt teams. But with nine matches in the league stage, India should sail.”

India’s batting looks quite formidable – Mudassar Nazar

Nazar has claimed that the Indian batting looks quite formidable from the opening to the middle-order batting. He also mentioned the importance of MS Dhoni’s high experiences.

He said, “Look at your two opening batsmen (Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan), they are top class. When Sharma gets going, he outscores anyone. The middle-order needs to (stick around) and then there is (MS) Dhoni. He comes with so much experience. So, their batting looks quite formidable.”

Mudassar Nazar spoke about the Pakistan World Cup squad

Nazar feels that Pakistan can also play strong cricket in the upcoming Cricket World Cup. He supports the return of Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the World Cup squad. He also has high faith in Shadab Khan’s leg-spin as he feels that it will be very useful for Pakistan in the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

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Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir (Image Credit: Google)

Nazar said, “It is a very positive sign. There is Wahab Riaz and Shadab on top of that. All three coming in to side (will help). The pitches so far have been very placid, so I feel Shadab is going to be very useful with his leg-spin. He can be brought in when you need to pick wickets. Aamir can open the bowling and pick a few wickets and Riaz can bowl when the ball starts reversing and also at the death. So, this was something missing in the Pakistan team when they played ODIs against England.

“Pakistan batsmen posted huge totals, but they lost the games. So, it was important to get out of the hole and Pakistan has done that by making a few changes in the squad.”

Mudassar Nazar lauded Mohammad Hasnain

Nazar also praised the 19-year-old Pakistan right-arm pacer Mohammad Hasnain. His fast bowling and variations have impressed Nazar. However, former Pakistan right-arm medium pacer Nazar believes that Hasnain needs to improve his run-up.

Mohammad Hasnain
Mohammad Hasnain (Image Credit: Google)

Nazar said, “He bowls quick and has variation. He hurt his ankle during the U-19 days, but he never lost hope. And then he came back strong in the Pakistan Super League. I hope he grows stronger and bowls faster and of course become a better bowler. He still has a lot to do on his run-up.”

The 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will begin on 30th May, and it will run till 14th July. England and Wales will host this 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup where a total of top ten teams will participate. The participating teams are England, Australia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Windies. While England will play as the host side, Australia will participate in this tournament as the defending champions.

In the opening match of the tournament (30th May), England will face South Africa at The Oval (London).