Pakistan’s newly appointed Test captain, Shan Masood, has highlighted six Pakistan players to watch out for in the upcoming three-match Test series against Australia. The series is set to commence on December 14th in Perth.
In a press conference following the ceremony for the upcoming four-day warm-up match against PM-XI, Shan Masood expressed his confidence in the versatility and capabilities of these players. He emphasized their potential to pose unique challenges to the Australian batters.
“We have got six other guys with Shaheen, each posing a different kind of threat for batsmen, We have got two top first-class performers like Mir Hamza who is a left-arm bowler, he has also played some county cricket, played a couple of Test matches, We have got Khurram Shehzad who was the highest wicket-taker in our domestic season, We thought we could utilize somebody like Mohammad Wasim Jr, who can add a bit of pace if the ball does reverse. He can be handy at the SCG it will be quite handy,” Masood said.
Pakistan’s New Captain Shan Masood Shows Confidence On His Players
Shan Masood expanded the array of choices by mentioning two all-rounders who can make an impact and prove handy with both the bat and the ball. He talked about Aamer Jamal and Faheem Ashraf being two all-round options for the team.
“Aamer Jamal is an all-rounder that we are keeping an eye on he, works with good pace hammers a good length that might be useful here and we are hoping Faheem Ashraf grows into this role and provide us something with the bat and something good with the ball so we have quite a lot of options and hopefully we will see what we bring out tomorrow and that might reflect what we might go in the Test match,” he concluded.
Pakistan Cricket will be in action for the first time since their exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The Men In Green did not have an auspicious World Cup and Babar Azam was forced to step down from the captain’s position. Shan Masood has been given leadership responsibilities in the red-ball format and it will be interesting to see how he plans to take the team to new heights in the longest format.
Pakistan will be looking to beat Australia on their turf and get their revenge for the defeat they suffered against the Aussies in the World Cup. However, Australia in their home is one of the most dangerous sides to play. They have recently won the ODI World Cup and the World Test Championship. Will Pakistan be able to beat the World Champions in their home?