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Pakistan left-arm seamer Junaid Khan said Hasan Ali, Kamran Ghulam and Sajid Khan have been fantastic throughout the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Hasan, who captained Central Punjab, made his comeback in the tournament after recovering from recurring back injuries.
The 26-year-old finished as the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the competition with 43 wickets in nine matches at an average of 20.06.
With the number of wickets he claimed, Hasan had the most wickets among pace bowlers in this year’s Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
He also got the job done with the bat in the final against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as he smashed an unbeaten 106, which came off 61 balls and included 10 boundaries and seven sixes.
His efforts nearly helped Central Punjab defend their title, but instead, the match ended as a tie and the trophy was shared between the two teams.
Ghulam was in scorching hot form for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as he created history by scoring the most runs in a single edition of the tournament.
The 25-year-old accumulated 1,249 runs in 11 matches, which includes five centuries and five fifties, at an average of 62.45.
He even made scores of 76 and 108 in the final against Central Punjab.
As for Sajid, who is an off-spinner, he finished as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 67 wickets in 11 games for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at an average of 25.08.
“A thrilling match at the end. Great comeback by Central Punjab. Hard luck KPK. Some great performances by Kamran Ghulam, Sajid Khan and Hasan Ali,” Junaid said on Twitter.
Given how well they performed, Hasan, Ghulam and Sajid could all potentially be picked for the upcoming South Africa series, which will see the Proteas tour Pakistan for the first time in 14 years.
Pakistan’s series against South Africa, which will consist of two Tests and three T20 Internationals, will start on January 26 and conclude on February 14.