The first of eight South Asian Cricket Academy graduates to get a county contract, Kashif Ali has started the season in style, says Sam Dalling.

Kashif, wearing the No.27, hits out on his way to twin centuries PICTURE: Alamy Ask a batter for their magic number, and most will tell you it is any containing three figures. But as Kashif Ali celebrated his maiden first-class century against Warwickshire last weekend, and then a second less than 48 hours later, the two digits visible on the back of his Worcestershire whites held as much significance. “I played my first ever hard…

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