Pakistan’s star bowler Shaheen Afridi did not feature in the match due to injury. This was the reason why 19-year-old Naseem Shah made his debut for Pakistan. Naseem Shah has played ODI and Test cricket for Pakistan. But there was no T20 experience.
In the Asia Cup, an interesting match between India and Pakistan was played on August 28. India won this match by 5 wickets. India’s bowlers bowled brilliantly and restricted all Pakistani batsmen to a score of 147 runs. India needed to score 148 runs to win. India managed to achieve this target in the last over. While he had also lost 5 wickets. There was a time in the T20 match when India scored runs at an average of less than 6. A bowler showed a tremendous performance from Pakistan. In fact, Pakistan’s star bowler Shaheen Afridi did not feature in the match due to injury. This was the reason why 19-year-old Naseem Shah made his debut for Pakistan. Naseem Shah has played ODI and Test cricket for Pakistan. But there was no T20 experience.
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In T20, he got a chance to make his debut against a strong team like India. The match between India and Pakistan is very tense and hence it is a big challenge for a new bowler to perform well in this match. But Naseem Shah stunned the Indian bowlers in his very first match. It is also true that Naseem Shah was not fully fit in yesterday’s match. He felt pain at the end of his magic. But he met his quota. In this over he bowled four dotted balls and the pressure on India was on. Ravindra Jadeja narrowly escaped in the same over. But Naseem Shah impressed everyone from the first over. On the second ball of the first over, he clean bowled a batsman like KL Rahul. Not only this, he troubled Virat Kohli with his bowling in a huge way.
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After taking the wicket of KL Rahul in the first over, Pakistan’s team strengthened. As the pressure of runs on India was increasing. Then Naseem Shah also took Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket. In such a situation, this 19-year-old bowler has performed tremendously in his first T20 match. Naseem Shah has taken two wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs spell. Let us tell you that in 2019, Naseem Shah made his Test debut for Pakistan in the Australia tour. He has taken 33 wickets in 13 Test matches. Not only this, Naseem Shah also has a hat-trick wicket. Naseem Shah has taken 10 wickets in three ODIs.