Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has a belief that young pacer Naseem Shah should not be supplied to play in the upcoming month’s Under 19 World Cup as he has earlier played international cricket and has to work properly “technically and physically” to be good at that level.
Shah, who acquired his international debut for Pakistan’s senior team in Australia previous month, is inclusive of the U-19 squad which will be going through to South Africa for the World Cup slated to be established from January 17 to February 9.
“Humble suggestion to the Junior Selection Committee not to supply Naseem Shah to fiddle in Under 19 World Cup. He already went through international cricket and should operate hard technically and physically to be better at that particular level. It would be nice to utilize this opportunity to supply one more fast bowler,” tweeted Hafeez.
On Monday, Shah was the youngest fast bowler to acquire up a five-wicket haul in Test cricket. He established his maiden five-wicket haul in the upcoming innings of the Karachi Test which Pakistan acquired by 263 runs at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Shah who is aged 16 years and 307 days, damaged fellow Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir’s record who had acquired his initial five-for when he was 17 years and 257 days.
The right-arm pacer has till now played three Tests for Pakistan in which he has acquired eight wickets.
Pakistan who is the 2004 and 2006 champions and three-time runners-up of the U19 World Cup, are stationed in Group C of the 16-team event and will fiddle Scotland in their first match on January 19.
Pakistan’s upcoming match will be in rival to Zimbabwe at the Witrand Oval on January 22, while their third and last group match will be on January 24 in rival to Bangladesh.