Pakistan’s rising star Yasir Jan to bowl against Windies and England
The PSL franchise wanted to give him more exposure and had hence sent him to the United Kingdom to get the ideal training.
Published - Sep 2, 2017 10:17 pm | Updated - Sep 2, 2017 10:17 pm
Young promising Pakistani fast bowler, Yasir Jan, has had a dream time in the last couple of years. Not so long ago, the 21-year old ambidextrous cricketer used to be a vegetable vendor in Islamabad. Now, he finds himself training in England and is now set to bowl against the England and West Indies teams in the practice sessions. Yasir Jan is currently playing for Watford Town after having been a part of the MCC Young Cricketers.
As per the recent reports in Geo.tv, he will be bowling to the international stars of England and West Indies ahead of the third Test between the two sides. The skill set that separates Yasir from the lot is the fact that he can clock high speeds with both his arms. He bowls close to 145kmph with his right arm and ticks over 140kmph with his left arm deliveries.
“Pakistan quick Yasir Jan, who has been training with the MCC Young Cricketers and playing for Watford Town this summer, will bowl against England and West Indies during the two days leading into the third Test,” quoted a report in The Telegraph.
Spotted by Lahore Qalandars
Going back in time, Yasir was first spotted during the Lahore Qalandars’ Rising Star program last year. The PSL franchise wanted to give him more exposure and had hence sent him to the United Kingdom to get the ideal training. The owner of the franchise, Altaf Rana, had remarked that developing a talent such as Yasir was not only important for the Lahore Qalandars but for the Pakistan cricket as well.
“Not every individual with raw talent is discovered, and even less so, encouraged. We want to ensure Yasir has every opportunity to develop as a cricketer and hone his unique talent. Yasir is a special talent, the only ambidextrous fast bowler of Pakistan. His development is extremely important to both us as well as for Pakistan cricket,” Altaf Rana had quoted.