Naseem backed to be teen star Down Under
Pakistan coach Misbah-ulHaq is eager to see what schoolboy fast bowler Naseem Shah can produce on Australia’s bouncy pitches. Naseem, a sixteen-year-old who has played only five firstclass matches, was named in Pakistan’s squad for the two-Test series against Tim Paine’s Australia which begins in Brisbane next month. Misbah, also the side’s chief selector, said his team were keen to throw him in the deep end against the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner.
“In all spells he’s bowling quick and his control with the ball is also good,” Misbah, who believes the Australian wickets could suit his young bowler, said. “Everybody is excited to just get him in the team. If he can just put the ball in the right areas with that kind of pace, he could be a surprise package.”