Naseem Shah, the 16-year-old Pakistani quick bowler who turned heads on the latest Australian senior group tour, is anticipated to return to the nationwide ranks underneath 19 and in contact with the remainder of the group as she prepares for the Below-19 World Cup early subsequent yr in South Africa.
"He’s my most important weapon and I want him there on the World Cup," ESPNcricinfo advised Ijaz Ahmed, the pinnacle coach of the group. Pakistani group underneath 19 years outdated. "He now has a style of worldwide cricket and now, on the house sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka [Test] we’re specializing in spinners." Pakistan has [Mohammad] Abbas and Shaheen [Afridi] to guide Fast bowling assault, based on the discharge situations.
"I believe it [Shah] in the mean time ought to solely be used underneath situations just like these of New Zealand , from England, and so on., when wanted. For the second, we’ve a vital occasion in South Africa and it is extremely helpful for me. I’ll ask Misbah [ul-Haq, the chief coach and selector] to launch him.
Shah was named to the unique World Cup group, and ESPNcricinfo understands that he will likely be launched to arrange for and take part within the event.
Shah, who has solely seven first-class matches to his credit score, made an impression in Pakistan's two-run sequence of two tries in Australia, having already finished all of the talks earlier than 39, arriving in Australia, with footage of his exploits in a brief viral nationwide profession.He didn’t play within the first few rounds of the Pakistani playoff sport in opposition to Australia A following the loss of life of his mom, however impressed in a knockout spherical within the second inning, enjoying with the tempo and choosing up Marcus Harris' wicket.
He made his take a look at debut within the first sport, at Brisbane, and dismissed David Warner with a brute from a brief ball that the drummer then on 15 four, may solely edge by the wicket keeper. Shah had already discovered Warner 's edge earlier, however the wicket had been denied him as a result of he had handed it. He was dropped for the second take a look at, in Adelaide.