ShahzadJuly 10 2017 at 12:05 PM
|Seadog73 (Login Seadog73)|
Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
|July 10 2017, 12:10 PM |
Pity, he seemed such a good prospect on his day he was very good. Consistency seemed an issue with him. I could have seen him turning into a one day specialist player.
|July 10 2017, 4:17 PM |
He's only thirty one. There must be a good chance that a struggling second division team might find him a useful performer.
|July 10 2017, 5:02 PM |
With tongue firmly in cheek - He is currently with a struggling second division team!!
|July 10 2017, 5:44 PM |
Shahzad was our great lost hope. Ajmal was a good fast medium bowler who should have had a long career with Yorkshire. Sadly someone (possibly at England) told him he could be a great fast bowler & he started to believe his own hype. I was more sad than annoyed when he left us, but Shahzad's subsequent career has again proved that Yorkshire did the right thing.
There have been many complaints about the club, but in my time as a member the only players who've prospered after leaving Yorkshire left of their own accord.
ps Before anyone mentions it there was one bowler who was released & played ODIs for England. Alex Wharfe was just very unlucky. If he'd been 5 years older or younger he'd have had a long Yorkshire career. As it was he was up against White, Silverwood, Hoggard, Ryan Sidebottom, Hamilton, Hutchison so had to leave to get his place in the sun.
|This message has been edited by dpressed on Jul 10, 2017 8:11 PM|
|July 10 2017, 6:50 PM |
Another example of the fact that it's not just talent you need to be a successful professional cricketer.
|July 10 2017, 7:59 PM |
From my own dealings with Ajmal - and you will understand that I am not prepared to go into details - he was his own worst enemy. Here was a man who could have been an England regular for the foreseeable future.
A prodigal waste of talent - very sad - for Yorkshire and for the game in general.
|July 10 2017, 9:01 PM |
He was in discussion with Moxon for a part of the afternoon at Pudsey today as they watched Yorks 2s v Northants.
|July 11 2017, 7:44 AM |
He would have been better off having that conversation 4 years ago...
|July 11 2017, 9:41 AM |
I seem to recall that when they were both selected to tour Australia a few years ago, most pundits seemed to believe that Shahzad was nearer of the two to be included in the Test team. It turned out that Bresnan jumped ahead of Shahzad and was quite successful for a few years before injuries took their toll.
|July 11 2017, 12:17 PM |
I was there, watching that brilliant winning tour, and my companions were dismayed when Bresnan was selected to play at Melbourne. I too was surprised that he had got the nod ahead of Shahzad.
In the event, Bresnan bowled superbly, particularly against Ponting, and should probably have got Man of the Match (Trott got it, though the game was over as a contest before he even got to the crease!)
Brezzy went on to bowl well in the win at Sydney, and he was one of the success stories of the Ashes. Shahzad, meanwhile....... Well, you fill in the gaps. At his best, he was a run-through-the-wall-for-you fast bowler in the Gough mode, and a decent bat, too. Remember particularly performances away at Basingstoke and at Hove.
|July 11 2017, 12:23 PM |
All I remember is him hitting a six in the last over of an ODI v Pakistan perhaps ?
He may of course be another Plunkett who comes to us as a wayward soul but we turn him around and rejuvenate him. But we haven't got Dizzy now to help in this regard although I wonder if he fell out with Dizzy and his discipline more than Moxon when he left
|July 11 2017, 12:28 PM |
Yeah that 6 against India in the tied World cup match was his finest moment.
|July 11 2017, 1:56 PM |
So? Is he being considered as temporary/permanent cover for our ailing/ageing pace resources?
|This message has been edited by BrickyardBoy on Jul 11, 2017 7:32 PM|
|July 11 2017, 6:43 PM |
He's 32 himself in a couple of weeks=same as Plunkett and Bresnan, year or so younger than Brooks and Patterson but could be useful to have in the squad like Middlebrook a couple of years ago. Only Fisher really to probably push for a place who isn't already playing.
|July 11 2017, 6:58 PM |
Sorry but I'd rather young Shaw was called back from Gloucester than a played who forced himself out of the club.
Middlebrook was different. He was, correctly, overtaken by Richard Dawson as premier spinner. But it was Wayne Clarke who elected to let Middy go whilst retaining the dubious services of offspinner Andy Gray .. an England qualified Aussie. After Yorkshire saw the light Gray ended up at Derbyshire, where he didn't last long.
|July 11 2017, 10:26 PM |
It may be that moxon is thinking about a short term trial period as cover? Next season you would imagine someone younger would be a better prospect if reinforcements are considered needed
|July 15 2017, 9:15 PM |
I wasn't comparing Middlebrook and Shahzad's leaving situation. I was comparing the return of a former player to help out as cover.