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Top 05 Most interesting Sami Aslam facts

Top 05 Most interesting Sami Aslam facts

 Pakistan vs England third test is on its way at Edgbaston with both teams hoping for a lead in the series. After losing first game at the Lord’s England cricket team came back strongly to knock down the Pakistanis with one of the biggest margin victories. However the third game has been claimed by both team to be much crucial. Interestingly Pakistan has never won a game at this ground against the hosts. Also England has one of the best records for them as well, winning six out of last ten games played at Edgbaston. With only one first innings hundred scored in last 10 years at this venue, Pakistan have come up with one of the finest young player into the third game. Aged just over 20 years, Sami Aslam is not a new name for cricket fans however there are many Sami Aslam facts one needs to know. Let’s have a look at the five most interesting Sami Aslam facts.

Top 05 Most interesting Sami Aslam facts

  1. Career at the age of just 20 years:

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Sami Aslam is only 20 years old however his performance has been really encouraging in first class as well as U-19 matches. The left handed batter who occasionally bowls as well has played three test before this. In 2015 he played against Bangladesh however only managed to score 47 runs in three innings. This time however he has replaced Shan Masood for his place in third test against England.

2. Leading the U-19 side:

Sami Aslam has led Pakistan team at U-19 levels. He was part of the team that participated in 2012 under 19 world cup. Later on he was appointed as the skipper of the U-19 Pakistan side. Under his leadership Pakistan U-19 team made it to the finals of ICC U-19 World Cup 2014.

3. U-19 performances for Sami Aslam:

Sami Aslam facts and U-19 career

Sami Aslam has been brilliant during his U-19 career. Though he played only from 2012 to 2014 for the side still he is the second highest run scorer in U-19 ODI division. Sami Aslam played a total of 40 ODI games at U-19 level and scored 1695 runs. The only player ahead of him is Bangladesh’s Nazmul Hossain Shanto with 1820 runs courtesy the longer duration he has been appearing at U-19 level.

4. One of the best conversion rates:

Sami Aslam scored a total of six hundreds and 10 fifties during his U-19 career. However more interestingly he has more number of centuries in first class games than his fifties. With a total of six hundreds scored as compared to four fifties, his numbers suggest that he has hunger for the big scores.

5. Journey to the national team:

Sami Aslam facts and stats

Sami Aslam was also the captain of the Pakistan U-19 side when they toured England in 2013. Pakistan have always been struggling to find reliable openers so when Sami delivered in England he was suddenly the hot topic. He made two centuries in a tri-series, including 110 in the final against England. Another hundred for this young batting sensation came against India in 2013-14 U-19 Asia Cup in UAE.

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