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India has produced limited world class pace bowling all rounders who can define class with bat and pace with the ball, and this rarity has always costed India a price when playing ICC tournaments. It was Kapil Dev who emerged as the show stopper for Indian Cricket Team in the late 70s giving the cricket fraternity of India a ray of hope of giving out more Kapil Devs to cricket. But with retirement of Dev, Indian again suffered due to the absence of a pace bowling all rounder until Irfan Pathan made his debut 10 years after Kapil's retirement from International cricket. Though Pathan didn't succeed like Kapil but again gave hopes to the Indian fans but he too soon faded away. Currently Indian Cricket is investing much of it resource on Hardik Pandya who has had a promising start to his career and has given glimpsed of once again India producing World class pace bowling all rounder, but only time has the answer if he would survive on the international scene for long and sustain reputation for himself.
A fast bowling all rounder is always a advantage for any captain as it allows him to experiment in both bowling and batting department while giving him more room for the experiment also when playin 6 batsmen 5 bowlers or 7 batsmen and 4 regular bowlers.
Batsmen who can bowl with pace are not to be found easily especially in the sub-continental conditions like India, Bhatkal too has not seen many of the pace bowling all rounders who rose to fame with both their bowling and batting skills. But a deeper look into the local squads gave Bhatkalsport.com to list out 5 best pace bowling all rounders from the 'Not so many in the list'.
We have listed out five players with the best fast bowling and batting skills, investment on whose careers can pave way for Bhatkal players for the entry in higher levels of cricket as is the vision and mission of Bhatkal Sports Academy.
Here is the list of Top Five Fast Bowling All Rounders of Bhatkal:
In a rather short career yet while playing for Royal Sports Centre, Shammas Mohtesham has developed a hope for his team management of attaining greater heights in the cricketing circles, and rightly the management is investing their resources on the young player, who surely has more to put on display than what his numbers suggests currently. In 22 Matches he has played Shammas has scored 382 runs at the average of 20.11 with a strike rate of 146 while in the bowling department the young man has plucked 16 wickets so far at the average of 32.25. Surely Shammas has a lot in him to display to the Bhatkal cricket fans and we hope he just goes on to improve his numbers in the coming seasons.
#4 Ikrama Motiya:
Playing for the local club Lion Sports Centre the young lad is the best person who can implement the tennis ball cricket technique and skills in the season ball cricket. The unorthodox tennis ball batting and some fine pace bowling performance over the last 2 years has seen Ikrama rise as the pace bowling all rounder that his team can count on in the pressure situations. With the bat Ikrama has amassed 786 runs in and just 47 innings so far where he batted at an average of 23.12 with two half centuries to his names, while with the ball he has better stats on display where he has bagged 74 wickets in 57 matches with an average of 18.07 and one 4 wickets haul.
#4 Talha Trichinapalli:
The joint no. 5 all rounder in this list is the senior pro of Royal Sports Centre Talha Trichinapalli, the 38 years old player had a dream run in 2017 where he scored 1111 runs in 33 matches at an average of 39,68. The batsman in him has overall scored 1489 runs in 46 matches with strike rate of 152.09 with 1 century and 11 half centuries while with the ball he has bagged 49 wickets in 46 wickets at an average of 18.43.
#3 Asjad Hyder:
Undoubtedly the most promising young all rounder from Bhatkal Asjad plays for local club Asadullah and is one of their main guns along with Rithesh Bhatkal. With his sharp bowling with the new ball he can trouble any quality batsman on his day. Asjad also open the bowling for his team while he bats in the middle order and most often plays the role of an innings' achor when his team looks in trouble. Some fine knocks with the bat and good performances with the ball over the years has made sure the young man remains in lime light, and has also helped him bag some nice and fine amount of money at the MPL auctions recently held in Mangaluru. With the bat in 41 innings he has scored 852 runs at an average of 24.34 with 5 half centuries and a high score of 80*, with the ball he has 53 wickets in 42 innings at the average of 19.79 with one 4 wickets haul. With the ball Asjad has been much more dangerous than his numbers speak and someday he would want to balance his numbers and threat.
#2 Anas Mulla:
Clearly the best cricketer the Bhatkal has produced and the one from Bhatkal who missed out from a very close range of playing for the Indian Cricket Team wearing the journey of the pride while bleeding blue. Anas has been missed by a jack on his luck at times when he was about to play for the National team. If you were expecting this senior pro to be the Number 1 in this list then this time his running age played the spoilsport for him here as the 33 years old Anas now has some competition from the youngster. Although no player can match his enthusiasm and commitment level in the Bhatkal cricketing circles but age doesn't look to be favouring him now. Yet Anas has had played valuable and match changing performance recently to justify his stature as a legend of Bhatkal Cricket. Obviously nobody can forget his 3 consecutive maidens and wickets in the NGT Bhatkal trophy 2018 finals against Asadullah which almost won his team the trophy. Speaking of numbers Anas has played 28 matches (after Bhatkalsport.com started maintaining the records and stats of cricket matches in and around Bhatkal) and has scored 622 runs at an handy average of 29.62 with five fifties at a strike rate of over 147 and a high score of 77. With the ball Anas has victimized 34 batsmen in 28 matches with an outstanding average of 19.29 and a strike rate of 17.47 with the ball. Anas is also one among the few batsmen who have hit more sixes then fours in their career, in 28 matches Anas has hit 45 sixes while scoring 42 fours which speak for itself and his hitting skills.
#1 Ubadah Barmawar:
With age on his side, Ubadah has been able to keep Anas Mulla on number 2 spot and claim #1 spot for himself. Ubadah has made a name and reputation for himself of being the natural athlete on the field, while bowling, batting or fielding. The natural striker of the ball with an well maintained physique Ubadah is undoubtedly one of the best player to have in your side. The left hand player is all set to go any day on the field and can hammer the best of the bowlers out of the park right from his first ball at the crease with the bat and can also put an hold on batsmen who hitting the best of the bowlers out of the park with the ball. Ubadah is an major asset for local sports club and plays the key role in every match for his team Madeena. With vast experience of playing cricket at different levels and venues including in countries like UAE, Ubadah is known as a class player in the state wide cricketing circles. Speaking of stats the hitter has some amazing numbers to his name. In 60 innings Ubadah has scored 1793 runs at an average of 35.86 with10 fifties and 2 centuries and an astonishing strike rate 175 adds more value to his profile, the strike bowler of Madeena team has also amassed 47 wickets in 40 innings that he has bowleat an extraordinary average of just above 17 and strike rate of 16.36 with two 4-wickets haul.
NOTE: This list is made by Bhatkalsports.com and does not intend to hurt/discourage any player of this age group who have been left out of the list, there are a number of talented youngsters in our community but the list is made completely on the observation on Top 5 players in the Bhatkal circle. We do not intend to discourage them by not listing them in the list, instead we wish all our young players for the upcoming season to put up some fine performance and knock on the doors of selectors of the higher level of cricket.
Also Bhatkalsport.com calls upon BMYF and the respective clubs of these players to take the initiative to encourage, train and groom these players so as to make them ready for new challenges at the higher level of cricket so that these players can pave way for other youngsters in future in different levels of cricket including the international level.
Bhatkalsports.com also would like to announce any support for these youngsters and would be open for all for consultation, guidance and counselling at its office.