Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur feels young fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain has that unknown quantity that can bring success. Hasnain was selected in the Asian nation’s 15-man squad for this summer’s 50-over World Cup in England – one of two 19-year-old’s in the party along with left-arm quick Shaheen Afridi.
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He made his debut in a recent one-day series against Australia but took just two wickets for 156 runs across three matches against the Baggy Greens. Nevertheless, Arthur remains a big fan and has reiterated his stance that the Hyderabad-born ace has a special quality.
“His pace is the most impressive and he has the potential of an international player,” the South African tactician told AFP. “He could be the X-factor for us.” Pakistan were beaten 5-0 in that series and are outsiders to win the World Cup, with a five-match series against England on the horizon following Sunday’s one-off Twenty 20 in Cardiff.