Saturday, 26 February 2011
A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE
Pakistan have always been a nation that has not been afraid to throw Teenagers into the deep end of International Cricket. Some have been have a great success and some young players where arguably not ready and faltered away. Today il have a look at some young players that may go on to play for Pakistan in the future.
Babar is a young opening batsman with great talent. Despite being only 16 years of age he has represented Pakistan at u-19 level. He was the leading run scorer in a Tri-Nation tournament and topped the scoring charts for Pakistan in the World Cup, with 298 runs.
A major hope for Pakistan when it comes to the future of spin bowling. Hasan is a left-arm slow bowler. He has the tactical sense of someone whom has played International cricket for years. Interestingly he bowls a ‘Doosra’, something unheard of for a left arm bowler. With this youngster its not if, but when will he debut for the senior team.
A former U-19 World Cup winner is a gifted left arm fast bowler who has a great line and length, with the ability to swing the bowl at good pace. He seems to be on the brink of a call up after an impressive domestic season.
‘Rambo’ is a young right arm bowler. Even though, not express pace, he bowls at a brisk rate. With great success at domestic level, the youngster will be pushing his claim for a call-up very soon. A player to keep an eye for.
The future all-rounder of Pakistan is Hammad. A good batsman in the middle order, who bowls good right arm fast medium. Looking at his ability, along with expectancy, he will be the long term replacement of Abdul Razzaq.
With fine tuning, Waqas can go on to secure the keepers gloves for Pakistan. Like Kamran, not a natural gloveman, but a convert needs a few years in the domestic circuit to learn the skills of keeping to go with the explosive batting.
The talent is out there, needs nurturing in the right manner.