Mohammad Amir is happy with Hasan Ali and Usman Shinwari’s rise in international cricket
In his second ODI against Sri Lanka, Usman Shinwari picked up his first fifer and his left-arm fast bowling is a glimpse of fire which will bring success for Pakistan.
Updated - Nov 4, 2017 6:47 pm
Pakistan’s bowling spearhead Mohammad Amir is not alarmed by the rise of young fast bowlers Usman Shinwari and Hasan Ali. Amir said that they are no threat to him, as he only competes with himself. The fast bowler was asked about Shinwari and Ali while talking to the media, and he said it is normal to have minor fitness issues as he has been playing continuously for two years.
With a lot of action around due to the T20 leagues played around the world and an increase in the number of Twenty20 International (T20I) matches it takes a toll on the players. He further said that he pays full attention to his fitness because there is no place for unfit players in the team. Amir has been playing constant cricket across all the formats for two years now.
Rise of Hasan Ali and Mohammad Shinwari is a good sign for Pakistan
The left-arm pacer was instrumental for Pakistan in their Champions Trophy final victory against India earlier this year in England. But, throughout the tournament, rising star Hasan Ali played a key role to help the team qualify for the final and eventually helped them win their second 50 overs title after their World Cup victory in 1992. Ali was adjudged Man of the Series for his contribution in the tournament.
The right-hand medium fast bowler so far played 26 One Day International (ODIs) and picked up 56 wickets. The 23-year-old swing bowler is an asset Pakistan would love to have and it is believed that he would make a big difference in Pakistan cricket.
Alongside Ali, Pakistan got another talented left-arm fast bowler in Shinwari who made his international debut at the age of 19 in a T20I in Dubai against Sri Lanka in 2013. However, he was dropped since then and made a comeback to the national team with a bang against the same opponent in UAE in 2017. In his second ODI, he picked up his first fifer and his left-arm fast bowling is a glimpse of fire which will bring success for Pakistan.