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Former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur firmly believes that young pace sensation Naseem Shah “could play a significant role [in] Pakistan’s Test cricket development in the not too distant future”.
Naseem, 16, has been picked for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia, which will run from November 21 to December 3.
With Naseem likely to make his international debut later this month, Arthur admitted that playing Australia will be a “learning tour for him”.
“I saw Naseem Shah at the NCA (National Cricket Academy), he had a stress fracture last year so he was working on his back and rehabbing,” Arthur was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “I’ve seen a bit of him and he’s very exciting. He’s got genuine pace, and he’s a bowler who could play a significant role [in] Pakistan’s Test cricket development in the not too distant future.
“This will be a learning tour for him, you have to be able to put six balls in the right area otherwise these batsmen will be onto you. He’ll learn and learn quickly.”