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Aamir Sohail has revealed that teenage bowling sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi and opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq are the two emerging players that impressed him the most during the Asia Cup.
Afridi only featured in three games, but took four wickets at an average of 31.75.
Given his decent start to international cricket, Sohail, a former Pakistan captain, is backing Afridi to have a “bright future”.
As for Imam, he was Pakistan’s top run-scorer with 225 runs in five games, which included three fifties, at an average of 56.25.
“Amongst the positives to come out of the Asia Cup, the emergence of Shaheen Shah Afridi is truly very uplifting and I, like many others, feel that this talented bowler has a bright future ahead of him,” Sohail wrote in his blog for PakPassion. “In addition, Imam-ul-Haq is also a great prospect for Pakistan cricket.
“He has good attacking shots and has a sound defence as well but there are some corrections to be done to his technique. I feel that if such modifications are made to his batting, he can improve even further and become a much better player.”