Amidst the depriving stocks of fast bowling in Pakistan, Waqas Maqsood could emerge as a possible alternative after a brilliant performance against Southern Punjab in the opening round fixture of the Quiad-e-Azam Trophy. The left-arm paceman, who made his T20I debut last year against New Zealand, picked up four wickets for 83 runs in Southern Punjab’s mammoth total of 467.
The 31-year-old had taken three wickets on the first day of the clash and added another scalp to his tally on the following day.
The recent retirement of Mohammad Amir from Test cricket and Wahab Riaz’s decision to temporarily step away from red-ball cricket could afford Waqas a chance to spring into the spotlight. He already possesses a decent record in the domestic circuit with 230 wickets at 23.53 across 57 first-class games.