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Well known cricket commentator David Lloyd believes that Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq and the pace duo of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain have bright futures ahead of the them.
Imam has been in excellent form as of late as he scored 234 runs in four ODIs against England, which included a career-best knock of 151, at an average of 117.
As for Afridi, he took five wickets in four games at an average of 49.
Hasnain, meanwhile, claimed three wickets in two matches at an average of 49.
“I’ve seen some really good players that impressed me in the Pakistan team,” Lloyd told PakPassion. “Imam-ul-Haq looks like a fabulous player at the top of the innings, with a solid defence and a good variety of shots. He’ll get better with age and with more experience.
“Also, there are the young bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain who will also get better with experience. You have to remember that Shaheen and Hasnain will probably have never seen the likes of Headingley where you are running up the hill to the pitch itself and that will have been a great learning experience for the 19-year-olds.
“What have these lads got? I’m not bothered what they haven’t got, but what they have is 90 MPH pace and in four years’ time they’ll be fitter, stronger, better and have more experience.”
Pakistan will play two World Cup warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Bristol and Cardiff on May 24 and 26 respectively.
They will then begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.