Pakistan lost an exciting match against India at MCG. Since the defeat, former Pakistani players have been asking Mohammad Hasnain to join the team.
The 22-year-old from Hyderbad, Pakistan has mastered both the ball and the bat. The right-hander averages 24 with the bat in T20I and has picked 27 wickets in 25 games. Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Malik on Pakistani TV show A Sports all agreed that the young all-rounder needs to be on the side.
It’s not about who bowls when it comes to who hits after 6 bats given the long square boundaries, Shoaib Malik said. Hasnain has experience in the Big Bash League. The Sydney Thunder player made an impressive showing in the league. He took seven wickets in five games, averaging 15 runs per wicket.
Special finisher Asif Ali was criticized by many Pakistani cricketers and pandits for his meager late results. In 2022, the 31-year-old averages 9 with the bat with a batting average of 130. Pakistan play with three searns and two spinners on their side, with Ifthikar Ahmed offering the sixth bowling option. Hasanain will give them a fourth seam bowling option.
The other player in the squad who can come in is Mohammad Wasim Jr. Pakistan meet Zimbabwe in Perth on Thursday.