Published: February 3, 2020 11:09:01 pm
Abbas Afridi (Right-arm medium pacer): A strapping quick bowler, he won’t push the velocity gun to its outer limits, however has a lot of variations to torment batsmen. He has a well-disguised slower ball, leg-cutter and a skiddy bouncer, all allied with stifling accuracy and an consciousness of the state of affairs that belies his age. The highest wicket-taker for Pakistan on this marketing campaign—9 wickets at 14–he’s additionally a resourceful hitter down the order. The lad from Fata will be eager to make amends for the caning he acquired within the U-19 Asia Cup remaining by the hands of Indians batsmen final 12 months.
Mohammad Haris (Middle-order batsman): Pakistan’s man for the disaster—little marvel that he idolises the irrepressible Misbah-ul-Haq. He normally comes down the order and begins counter-punching straightaway. In the group recreation in opposition to Zimbabwe, he hammered 81 off 48 balls to assist Pakistan publish a decent complete. He can modulate his innings like few others within the aspect—he can stonewall in addition to carnage the bowlers–and has a range of strokes at his disposal. Watch out for his pulls, his favorite shot. He’s additionally their finest six-hitter.
Tahir Hussain (Left-arm medium-pacer): Though from Vehari—the village in Punjab that produced Waqar Younis and Mohammad Irfan—Tahir Hussain grew up idolising Mohammad Aamir. He by no means had any formal teaching however developed the sport watching the footages of Aamir. His motion is barely totally different, he’s extra round-arm although he has fastidiously groomed his hair like Aamir’s wavy locks. He additionally has a depraved inswinger to the right-hander and doesn’t bleed straightforward runs, as his financial system price of 3.72 testifies.
Haidar Ali (Opening batsman): Pakistan’s most skilled batsman—he has already established himself as North Pakistan’s opener. Departing for 99 on his Test debut, he went on to rating a pair of a whole lot within the 12 innings, together with a stroke-laden 134 in opposition to Central Punjab that featured Test discards Aizaaz Cheema, Ehsan Adil, Faheem Ashraf , and Bilal Asif. Though he hasn’t fairly replicated the shape within the World Cup, he might activate the present within the knockouts. An off-side-savvy batsman, count on attractive drives by covers.
Mohammad Wasim (Right-arm pacer and lower-order batsman): The teenager from North Wazirastan began off as a medium-pacer, however later realised that he has unimaginable ball-hitting skills. He can tee immediately, which he did throughout a whirlwind 20-ball 55 in opposition to Kuwait final month. But it’s bowling that he needs to focus, and is quick rising as a canny bowler at this degree. He’s not specific tempo, however can rankle batsman together with his stifling line and size. He can preserve bowling on the spot ball after ball. His choke ways pissed off Scotland, in opposition to whom he took 5 wickets for simply 12 runs.