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Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has identified the pace duo of Mohammad Hasnain and Rumman Raees as the bowlers who have really impressed him in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Hasnain, 18, is representing the Quetta Gladiators and has taken five wickets in four matches at an average of 23.
Raees, 27, is playing for Islamabad United and has picked up six wickets in five games at an average of 24.83.
Unlike Hasnain, Raees has played for Pakistan at the international level as he has featured in nine ODIs and eight Twenty20 Internationals.
“One person that stands out for me in the Islamabad team is Rumman Raees,” Watson, who is representing the Gladiators, was quoted as saying by the PSL’s website. “Rumman is a young fast bowler who can swing the ball both ways. He can change his pace well.
“This year we have Mohammad Hasnain who is someone who is incredibly fast and is raw, but has incredible skills for a young man. We are going to see a lot of him in the next few years to come.”
Watson also admitted that it is great to see a few bowlers who are on the verge of or hitting the 150km/h mark when bowling.
“There are, at least, one or two fast bowlers in every team who are bowling close to 150kph, which only happens in one or two teams in other leagues,” he said. “So, that for me is a huge stand out and signs of strength of Pakistan cricket. They have always produced some high quality fast bowlers.”