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Naseem Shah to join U19 squad for World Cup preparations

Naseem Shah to join U19 squad for World Cup preparations

Teenage pace sensation Naseem Shah recently grabbed the headlines when he made his Test debut against Australia in Brisbane. The 16-year-old garnered a lot of attention for his ferocious pace and ability to dish out menacing bouncers to the opposing batsmen.

However, the youngster was unceremoniously dropped for the second Test of the series in a bid to manage his workload. 

The latest development regarding Naseem’s blooming career is that he is expected to be added to Pakistan’s Under-19 squad for the World Cup scheduled to take place next year.

With Pakistan’s senior side set to clash against Sri Lanka for the two-match series at home, Naseem will be released from the men’s team to join the U19 lineup.

“He is my main weapon and I need him there at the World Cup. He now has a taste of international cricket and now, at the home (Test) series against Sri Lanka, we are mainly banking on spinners,” Ijaz Ahmed, coach of Pakistan’s U19 team, was quoted as saying by a major cricket publication.