Pakistan has always produced world class fast bowling talent. It has also brought spin bowling greats over the years. Pakistan Super League (PSL) lives to its promise of unearthing local talent to don national colours. PSL 2019 has revealed young bowlers who can make debut for Pakistan in the near future. In fact, Quetta Gladiators speedster Mohammad Hasnain has already been included in ODI Series against Australia. Karachi Kings spinner Umer Khan can also be called up for Pakistan soon. Here are the new bowling talents who seem destined to join Pakistan ranks now or later. Some of these players can play for Pakistan in Cricket World Cup 2019 also.
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Umer Khan
- Haris Rauf
- Sameen Gul
- Muhammad Musa
Let’s see how these PSL sensations stack claim to cricket career for Pakistan.
18 year old pacer Muhammad Hasnain represented Quetta Gladiators in PSL 4. He played just 7 matches for Quetta franchise in PSL 2019. He took 12 wickets at 17.58 average and 7.53 economy rate. His figures of 3/30 in PSL 2019 Final against Peshawar Zalmi earned him man of the match award. He has been named in Pakistan squad to host Australia in home ODI series in UAE. Hyderabad born Muhammad Hasnain will become just second player from Sindh province but outside Karachi, after Sharjeel Khan.
19 year old spinner played for Karachi Kings in PSL 2019. He claimed 15 wickets in 10 innings from 11 matches he played for Karachi franchise. His average of 16.13 and economy rate of 7.11 were among the best in PSL 4. Left-arm spin bowler dismissed quality batsmen like Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, Luke Ronchi, Shoaib Malik, Corey Anderson, Cameron Delport, Rilee Rossouw and others. He turned out to be fourth best bowler of 2019 edition of PSL. He was the best bowler and spinner to play in this PSL season, who is uncapped for Pakistan as yet.
23 year old medium pacer Haris Rauf was find of the PSL 2019 for Lahore Qalandars, who had another forgettable season this year. Haris Rauf alongwith AB de Villiers stood apart from the rest of the squad. He bagged 11 wickets from 10 matches at 24.27 average and 7.41 economy rate. His player of the match performance of 4 for 23 against Karachi Kings signalled Lahore franchise may have come on track in PSL, before they again slipped.
20 year old medium fast bowler Sameen Gul appeared for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2019. He captured 10 wickets from 7 matches at 25.50 average. His economy rate of 9.44 was among the highest though. Born in Jamrud, he can be a superstar for people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal belt.
18 year old medium pacer Muhammad Musa played for Islamabad United in PSL 2019. He collected 8 wickets from 7 matches at 29.37 average. His economy rate of 10.21 was the highest in top 20 bowlers of PSL 4 though. But this young player has years to improve his bowling. With pace in 140s, he can be a role model for the people in Chitral and mountainous tribal areas he has roots in.