Hasnain a surprise package

Four years ago Steve Waugh predicted the young fast bowler Hasnain will make a name on International level and yes now he is selected for World Cup.

Pakistan Chief selector Inzamam ul Haq called him a surprise package, legendary paceman Waqar Younis says he sees shades of himself in the ultra-quick, destructive teen.

After success in Pakistan Super League, he is in official squad for Pakistan team.

It’s a great honour to represent Pakistan and the honour multiplied when I was named in the World Cup squad,” Hasnain told AFP.

“I am on cloud nine and ready to make batsmen struggle with my speed. I love to bowl fast and that is my strong point.”

In 2015 he was selected in Pakistan under 15 team to Australia.

“I remember that at the Bradman ground near Sydney, Steve Waugh came to watch his son Austin and he saw Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasnain in action. He predicted that the two boys will make an impact at the international level,” said former coach Mohammad Masroor.

Inzamam ul Haq the Chief selector, says Hasnain has the ability to surprise any team.

“I think he could be the surprise package and can at any time win us a match. He has express pace and can damage and can surprise any team,” said Inzamam.

“I have faced 150kph in my career and it’s not easy. It sends shivers down your spine.”

Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur said Hasnain could be a game-changer for his squad.

“His pace is the most impressive and he has the potential of an international player,” said Arthur.

“He could be the X-factor for us.”

He is a great find and hope he will perform well in England.

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