Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by SwingNSeam, Mar 14, 2019 at 7:32 PM.
Exciting new prospect selected for the Aus tour.
Lets hope he has a great one iA. Ameen
I hope he has a good Australia series (and actually plays) so hes straight into the World Cup squad. Shinwari, hell no. Should be Hasnain. Our x-factor bowler.
Will he even get a game. That’s the question.
Would be kinda cool to go into another World Cup with an unknown, raw bowler. Anything can happen!
Rumors are that the selectors were going to recall Wahab Riaz for this series ahead of Hasnain but there was a last minute change because the coach and captain wanted to take a look at Hasnain. So I guess he will play. Definitely should play ahead of Shinwari.
Quickest teen I've ever seen: Watson
Veteran Shane Watson has issued Australia's ODI team a warning ahead of their five-match series with Pakistan: beware teenage tearaway Mohammad Hasnain.
Watson played alongside the 18-year-old Hasnain during the Pakistan Super League, which finished on Sunday and culminated in their side, Quetta Gladiators, claiming the trophy.
And the Australian reckons the right-arm speedster, who was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for the series which begins in Sharjah on Friday, will turn heads if he gets the opportunity to take on the five-time world champions.
"Hasnain's control over his length and swing is very impressive and he varies his pace very well," Watson said.
"I have never seen an 18-year old bowl at such pace and I think even on the UAE pitches he will be a difficult proposition for the Australian team."
The experienced Watson has some quality to compare Hasnain to as well, considering he faced a young Mohammad Amir – who hit speeds approaching 150kph – during the Australian Test summer of 2009-10.
Hasnain was in scintillating form in the PSL final, winning player of the match with figures of 3-30 and afterwards targeting a spot in Pakistan's World Cup squad.
"I prefer getting my wickets via yorkers or bouncers," he said post-match. "I have always been a fast bowler, and I hope to bowl even faster.
"I want to do well in the ODIs against Australia (and) maybe get a spot in the World Cup squad as well."
Quetta captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who won't be part of the ODI series against the Australians, echoed Watson's sentiment.
"His pace is very impressive," said Sarfraz, "and he has the ability to surprise the batsmen on any surface."
Hasnain's inclusion in the Pakistan squad to take on Australia came amid a raft of changes for the hosts, with six first-choice players absent: Sarfraz, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi.