Waqar at the Oval: Surrey’s summer of speed

“The ball would do nothing for 50 overs, it was all dusted up, and then suddenly he’d get it to go. I’d never seen it before. Anyone who could bat against it was special.”

Surrey were well and truly in the wilderness in 1990. The struggling side hadn’t seen a trophy for 10 years and memories of their last Championship title in 1971 were fading. They needed some inspiration. Simon Lister catches up with some of Waqar Younis’s Surrey team-mates in November’s issue of The Cricketer, in stores now.

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