Cricket is one of the most dominant sports when it comes to countries in the Asian continent. Out of all the teams in Asia, India and Pakistan are two teams who have produced some of the best cricketers who eventually became legends of the game.
Imran Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram, Kapil Dev, Shoaib Akhtar, and the list is endless. India is known to produce some excellent batters and Pakistan is known to produce some of the best pace bowlers. This is one of the primary reasons why the clash of the arch-rivals always grabs eyeballs from across the globe.
Pakistan cricket is not much different from India but it is very different from the other teams on the planet. One of the major differences is that it is fast-paced and the dependency on the team’s winning is more on the bowling side.
Pakistan Cricket Association is known to give chances to young guns from the domestic circuit and craft their talent while they are on the job. You can find the best betting bookies here.
Four young Pakistani players who will be soon making headlines in international cricket
In this article, we compiled a list of young Pakistani players who will make it big in international cricket, see below:
1) Qasim Akram
The former U-19 skipper of the Pakistan squad, Qasim Akram, is in the news when it comes to domestic cricket in Pakistan. The allrounder specializes in Right-arm off-break bowling and because of his batting skills, he grabbed the attention of Central Punjab in the 2020–21 National T20 Cup.
Qasim made headlines after scoring his maiden List-A century in January 2021 and remained not out for 108 runs. Since 2020, Qasim is part of Karachi ins in the Pakistan Super League and is knocking on the doors of the selectors for the senior team.
In 2022 Qasim became the first player to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in a Youth ODI match at a play-off match in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
2) Abdul Wahid Bangalzai
Abdul Wahid Bangalzai is one of the most technically gifted batsmen from the young generation of Pakistani cricket. He made headlines after scoring a double hundred in first-class cricket while playing for Balochistan.
Currently, Bangalzai plays for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League and amuses everyone with his talent of batting.
It is expected that he will very soon get the call for the senior team of Pakistan. Unfortunately, Bangalzai couldn't become part of the U-19 team in Pakistan because he tested positive for Covid-19. However, his credentials are strong he is proving his worth for the national team in domestic cricket.
3) Zaman Khan
Pakistan is known to produce some of the best pace bowlers in the world. Wasim Akram, Waqar Yunis, Imran Khan, and Shoaib Akhtar are some of the best examples. Very soon in the same list, we will see Zaman Khan as well.
The 21-year-old, against his father's wishes, started playing cricket and now he has become a crucial team member of Lahore Qalandersin Pakistan Super League and Northern squad. His talent is to bowl while keeping a constant check on the economy he is producing.
In PSL, Zaman has helped Lahore to win matches due to his economical bowling talent.
4) Muhammad Zeeshan
If you follow the domestic cricket of Pakistan, you will notice Muhammad Zeeshan as he stands out because of his 6 ft 8-inch height. The 16-year-old Right-arm medium pacer is very new to the senior circuit of Pakistan but his talent at the domestic stage is well-proven.
Zeeshan played for the Pakistan under-19 cricket team during the 2021 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup. The player is very young and it will be very early to make any assumptions but his talent is visible and it is because of the same reason, Karachi Kings have hired him for the PSL.
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