All the attention in the lead-up to the first Test between Pakistan and Australia has been on the visitors’ pace attack with teenage sensation Naseem Shah grabbing the spotlight. While the youngster only has a single wicket to his name across the two tour games, Naseem has been in the news for his ability to crank it up at high speeds.
The pace bowling prodigy will have a stiff task on his hands as he engages in a battle with arguably the best Test batsman in world cricket – Steve Smith. The Australian star batsman admitted Naseem bowled with a decent amount of pace but it will be interesting to witness whether he possesses the fitness to maintain the heat throughout the day.
“It looks like (Naseem) Shah bowls with some good pace. Being as young as he is, he probably hasn’t bowled lots of overs consistently so it’ll be about making him come back and bowl as many spells as he can and see if he can maintain it,” Smith said.