Former Pakistan coach and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis said that he is delighted over the emergence of new fast bowling talent from the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Speaking to a media outlet in Dubai, the former fast bowler said that national team selectors now face a challenge because there is a lot of quality to pick the World Cup squad from.
It is very good to see new fast bowlers emerging from this league who can be good for Pakistan in shorter format. It’s a good sign that all the fast bowlers are challenging each other to earn a place in national team.
He further added: “It’s a good sign, difficult time for selectors though, but it’s good that young fast bowlers are coming through different franchises here. Very happy for Pakistan.”
Waqar, who is also the coach and director cricket of PSL franchise Islamabad United, said that his franchise has always emphasized on unearthing young local talent.
Islamabad United has always believed in giving opportunity to youngsters and helping them enhance their skills. This year too you have seen Musa and Rizwan. There are on bench too who will surely get a chance once we are through.
The veteran, who has represented Pakistan in 87 Tests and 262 ODIs, claimed that PSL is playing a vital role in the growth of cricket in Pakistan.
PSL playing an important role in growth of Pakistan cricket, there’s no doubt about that. PSL has given Pakistan some very good players like Shadab, Faheem, Talat, Asif Ali, who are from Islamabad United only; there are many others from other franchises too. I hope that this year too, the league will produce talent for Pakistan, not only in bowling but in batting as well.
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