Pakistan under 19’s spin bowling consultant Mushtaq Ahmed thought Pakistan U19 spinners are full of potential and have such type of talent to do big for the country in the years ahead.
As per reports, Mushtaq is working with players in the 10-day training camp which is in progress at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
He also worked in the camp which is held for U19 players at the beginning of this year in National High-Performance Centre (NHPC), and will continue to work till 11 April, when the final 17-member squad flies out to Dhaka for the one four-day and five 50-over matches.
Mushtaq Ahmed said in his statement that,
“It is always a real pleasure to work with youngsters. I think this bunch is full of potential and has a bright future. At this stage of their careers, it is important for them to work develop control. The Bangladesh tour will provide them an opportunity of playing a four-day match while I will also work with them in the three-day practice match that starts tomorrow. The idea is to teach them the basics of both red and white-ball cricket and the art of taking wickets. Among this lot, Faisal Akram is hugely promising and has great variations as a left-arm wrist spinner. Arham, Ali, and Aaliyan are also very keen on making full use of this opportunity and my job is to impart the skills I learned as a player and coach in my career.
“With these spinners, our future is bright indeed and it is important that they are groomed and give constant exposure. Spinners need to bowl long spells in nets and in matches. The more they bowl, the better they get.”
Pakistan U19 squad:
Abbas Ali, Abdul Faseeh, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Fahad Munir, Maaz Sadaqat, Mohammad Irfan Niazi, Mohammad Shehzad, Qasim Akram Rizwan Mehmood, Haseebullah, Raza-ul-Mustafa, Aaliyan Mehmood, Ali Asfand, Arham Nawab, Faisal Akram, Ahmed Khan, Asim Ali, Muneeb Wasif, Tahir Hussain, Zeeshan Zameer.