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Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal firmly believes that Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ilyas, Ghulam Mudassar and Mohammad Hasnain have bright futures ahead of them.
Rauf is currently the joint fourth-highest wicket-taker in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he has taken 11 wickets in eight games for the Lahore Qalandars at an average of 18, while maintaining an economy rate of 6.82.
Ilyas, who is playing for the Multan Sultans, has picked up eight wickets in seven matches at an average of 20.12, while Mudassar has claimed six wickets in five games for the Quetta Gladiators at an average of 28.33.
As for Hasnain, who is representing the Gladiators, he has snapped up five wickets in four matches at an average of 23.
“The PSL and domestic circuit have been producing top class player for Pakistan for the last several years,” Akmal told The Nation. “Ghulam Mudassar, Mohammad Ilyas, Haris Rauf [and] Mohammad Hasnain are very good future prospects and they are bound to deliver for the country.”
However, Akmal pointed out that while there are many promising bowlers emerging, there aren’t enough talented batsmen grabbing the spotlight and making a name for themselves.
“As far as batsmen are concerned, the Pakistan team is not getting enough talent. We have to go back to domestic cricket to find fresh batting talent,” he said.