He is Pakistan’s champion bowler, Vernon Philander on 90 mph wicket-taker

Vernon Philander said Hasan Ali is Pakistan's champion bowler

Vernon Philander: “He is our champion bowler and we support him”

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Former South Africa seamer Vernon Philander said Hasan Ali is Pakistan’s “champion bowler”.

Philander worked closely with Hasan during the T20 World Cup as he was the national team’s bowling consultant.

In the tournament, Hasan took five wickets in six matches at an average of 41.40 and an economy rate of 9.00.

As for the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, he only featured in one game but was named Man of the Match for his figures of 3-22 off four overs.

“He is our champion bowler and we support him,” Philander was quoted as saying by A-Sports.

Pakistan will now play two Tests against Bangladesh, with the series beginning on Friday.

Pakistan squad for Bangladesh Test series: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Zahid Mahmood

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