5 reasons why selectors missed a trick by omitting Khaleel Ahmed from the World Cup squad

5 reasons why selectors missed a trick by omitting Khaleel Ahmed from the World Cup squad

The 21-year-old lanky pacer from Tonk, Rajasthan made his ODI debut against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup 2018 where he had a brilliant start to his International career.

2. Decent IPL form

Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this season of IPL, he has been at the top of his game. He has taken 19 wickets in just 9 matches with an average of 15.47. His best performance came against Delhi Capitals when he took three wickets for 30 runs. He tops the list in terms of a number of wickets taken by a Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler this season.

Khaleel came into limelight when he took 5 wickets for 30 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2016 U19 World Cup which also included the wicket of future Pakistan International player Shadab Khan. Three years down the line, he is a much-improved bowler.