Surreys Ansari is a great cricket player. He has great skill in the field especially for his bowl. It is basically a very awesome spinning bowl because of its unpredictable curve. Hitter who does not have enough skill will not be able return his bowl except with additional luck. Unfortunately, it a precious event known as Test, he could not join in the team. It was because of injury on his thumb. He dislocated his thumb in the match and it was definitely freaking. The open wound seen in his thumb was definitely unbearable. That way, he had to go for hospital for complete treatment.
The real cause of his injury was quite simple. It was because of the ball hit him hard in the thumb once he wanted to catch it. Whatever the cause, he is now badly injured. It is practically impossible for him to join this prestigious event whatsoever. Actually there was still doubt within the England team whether it is still possible to deploy this unique person on field once more. It is due to the fact that injury is common thing in cricket and any kind of sort and it is always possible to play a game regardless of performance. However, it is important to notice that finally the team decided to not deploy Ansari because the injury was severe.
Everyone is definitely sad knowing this happen. However, Zafar is the one who is extremely disappointed. What kind of player who is not sad when unable to join the greatest cricket competition for testing strength, ability, and durability. England and national selector James Whitaker also agree about that. It is absolutely clear that Zafar is unable to follow any consecutive match in the future. Fortunately, the team has made a decision to replace him with Samit Patel.
A little background of Samit Patel, he is actually has similar characteristic to Zafar. He is left-handed thrower with unique curve characteristic. Even so, he changed his hand when becoming batsman. That is absolutely unique thing. In addition, he is basically Indian descent but he plays for England team starting from 2008. For all festivals he joined into, he has scored 15.57 batting average and 4 wickets with 64.25 average. In short, he is actually dependable person to replace Zafar, and it is the time to proof the world that he is also a great player ever.
Next month will be the great battle will begin. Cricket match between Pakistan and England is supposed to be full of passion. There will be 15 days for the next game. The first 5-day game is 1st Test which will be conducted from 13rd up to 17th of October. The second match will be 22nd to 26th of October, and the last is 1st to 5th November. The matches will be held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Cricket Stadium, and then Sharjah CC respectively. All of those Test matches are absolutely worth to watch as Pakistan and England are just strong teams.