Shan Masood Wants 'To Take On' Jasprit Bumrah On 22-Yard

Pakistan Batsman Shan Masood Wants ‘To Take On’ Jasprit Bumrah On 22-Yard

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Credit: Getty

Pakistan batsman Shan Masood, who made his Test debut in 2003, but still establishing himself in the national team has wished to take on premier India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Masood has featured in 20 Tests in five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Pakistan and has proved to be a decent batsman.

Jasprit Bumrah, on the contrary, is the finest fast bowler on the international circuit at the moment. His slightly slinging bowling action does not allows batsmen to find room at take him on with ease. He has, thus, proved to be one of the most economical fast bowlers and have been reliable in the death.

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Shan Masood: I have never played against Bumrah, that is a challenge that I would want to take on

Shan Masood made his last international appearance against Bangladesh in a Test match earlier this year. He has scored 1189 runs in the longest format at an average of 31.28 and wishes to take on Bumrah on the 22-yard as he has never faced him. Among the favourite fast bowlers he faced were Dale Steyn, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada and James Anderson.

“I think when we talk about fast-bowlers around the world; I have never played against Bumrah. That is a challenge that I would want to take on.”

Shan Masood
Pakistan’s Shan Masood has made it to the record books in List A cricket, going past Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Further talking about the best bowlers that he has faced in his career so far, the batsman said: “Talking about the best bowlers that I have played against in recent times, my personal favourite has always been Dale Steyn. Australia’s Pat Cummins is also up there. Looking at the past I would have to name Rabada and Anderson has also taken my wicket many times.”

Masood has played only five ODIs for Pakistan and scored 111 runs at an average of 22.