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Pakistan left-arm spinner Imad Wasim has identified batsman Haris Sohail, opener Abid Ali and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan as “superstars of the future”.
Imad’s comments come after the trio all starred in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
Haris was Pakistan’s highest run-scorer and the second-highest overall in the series with 291 runs in five matches, which included two centuries, at an average of 72.75.
Abid scored a superb hundred in his debut, which came in the fourth ODI in Dubai on March 29.
Despite being dismissed for a golden duck in the fifth ODI, Abid still finished with 112 runs in two matches at an average of 56.
As for Rizwan, he accumulated 231 runs in five games, which included two centuries, at an average of 57.75.
“The way Haris Sohail played was fantastic, scoring two hundreds in four games,” Imad, who captained Pakistan in the fourth and fifth ODIs, was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “He worked very hard on his fitness and game and it really paid off, plus Shan [Masood] also played well so it’s a good effort.
“After 17 years of struggle, Abid Ali showed his class in the [fourth ODI] and then Haris Sohail played exceptionally well, and so did Mohammad Rizwan.
“If they continue to play like that then they will be superstars of the future.”