Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur expressed his excitement at watching young cricketing talents emerging in the country after he paid a visit to the Under-19 High Performance Skill and Training Programme currently being held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.
“I think the quality of the cricketers, facility and coaches have been brilliant. I have followed them when we were at the World Cup and obviously they had a great series in South Africa, with some really good players making their mark,” said Arthur.
Arthur named some rising fast bowling stars who could go on to make it big in international cricket. He also praised the level of fitness maintained by the rookie players, who defeated South Africa U-19 7-0 in the one-day series in the rainbow nation.
“I have certainly seen some guys here with immense talent, there have been some players that have looked really good. I mean you can talk about Naseem Shah, Haider Ali, Amir the left-arm spinner. That is the kind of skill set we are looking to create in our setup and these guys are very good young cricketers,” he added.