Pakistan has always been a nation that has produced quality fast bowlers. The young pace bowling sensation Naseem Shah became the latest addition who caught everyone’s attention when he troubled the Australian batsmen with his dangerous spell in the pink-ball tour match against Australia A.
Naseem put on a stellar bowling performance at the Perth Stadium, removing Marcus Harris with a bouncer that caught the southpaw’s edge. He made his Test debut against Australia in Brisbane last month and bowled 20 overs. He bowled brilliantly once again and took the prized scalp of David Warner with a deadly bouncer. He, however, failed to find a place in the playing eleven for the following Test.
Naseem Shah likely to be replaced in U-19 World Cup squad:
In the latest development, Naseem Shah is expected to be replaced in the national squad for the ICC U19 World Cup after he earned a call up for the home Test series against Sri Lanka on Sunday. A reliable source from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the know of developments stated that the requirements of the senior team were deemed important.
“Two reserve pacers have already been named in the camp and if Naseem is required for national duty he will be replaced as he can’t play for both the senior and junior teams,” the source was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
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It is to be noted that Naseem was named in Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the U-19 World Cup in South Africa last week after the national junior head coach Ejaz Ahmed spotted his talent. But in an interesting turn of events on Sunday, the senior national team’s head coach and selector Misbah-ul-Haq named the young prospect in the 16-member squad that will play against Sri Lanka in two Tests this month.
The first Test will be played at Rawalpindi on December 11 and the second one will be played at Karachi on December 19. The ICC U-19 World Cup tournament will coincide with the Pakistan vs Bangladesh two-match Test series including the three-match T20Is in January.