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Pakistan Legend Abdul Qadir's Son Usman Gets Australia PM XI Nod

Reuters |October 19, 2018, 3:05 PM IST
Pakistan Legend Abdul Qadir's Son Usman Gets Australia PM XI Nod

Sydney: Usman Qadir, the son of Pakistan spin-bowling great Abdul, was named in a Prime Minister's XI to face South Africa on Friday, inching a little closer to his goal of one day representing Australia.

The 25-year-old, a leg-spinner like his father, moved to Australia in 2016 and is hoping to become a citizen in 2020 and represent his adopted nation in the Twenty20 World Cup later that same year.

The Prime Minister's XI is traditionally a mix of promising youngsters with experienced internationals whose time in the Australia side has come to an end and the side named to play South Africa in Canberra on October 31 was no exception.

Captained by former Australia Twenty20 skipper George Bailey and with former Test opener Chris Rogers at the top of batting order, the team also includes a sprinkling of fringe national team and Australia A representatives.

Qadir earned his spot on the back of a promising start to his time in state competition with Western Australia, taking 3-50 on debut against Victoria in a one-dayer last month. He has also played first-class cricket in Pakistan.

His fellow Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed played three ODIs and two T20s for Australia after claiming asylum in the country in 2010, while current Test opener Usman Khawaja was born in Islamabad before emigrating to Australia as a child.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 6807 122
3 Australia 5543 111
4 South Africa 5193 110
5 New Zealand 4737 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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