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Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has admitted that he is excited about pace bowler Mohammad Hasnain due to the speed he can bowl at.
Hasnain made his international debut in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia, and featured in three matches, where he took two wickets at an average of 78.
Hasnain was drafted into Pakistan’s ODI squad after stealing the spotlight in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he claimed 12 wickets in seven games for the Quetta Gladiators at an average of 17.58.
While Hasnain has been clocked at around 150km/h, Arthur noted that the 18-year-old needs to improve on his fitness and fielding.
“We had an 18-year-old a year ago in Shaheen Shah Afridi and now we have Mohammad Hasnain,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “They will take the same path, just a year apart.
“I’m excited about Hasnain, there’s a lot of work to do with him. He needs to get fitter, he’s never been in a programme before. He needs to work on his fielding. But raw pace, raw talent he has in abundance which is pretty exciting. He’s got everything and he’s going to be very exciting for us.”