A steep test awaits for young pacer Mohammad Hasnain, as the rookie bowler has been selected in the Pakistan squad for the World Cup so early in his career. After impressing cricket pundits with his pinpoint accuracy and ferocious pace in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Hasnain was fast-tracked into the Pakistan side to everyone’s surprise.
The 18-year-old was thus given his first taste of foreign conditions in England during the recent practice game versus Northamptonshire. Clearly the most formidable out of the 3 pacers opted by the team management for the specific match, Hasnain performed well with the ball in hand.
Overshadowing his compatriot Junaid Khan, Hasnain registered economical figures of 1/30 in his 7 overs including a maiden over. A steady start to the long tour ahead of him, Hasnain’s progress shows that the skillful bowler has a lot to offer.