Mushtaq sees big potential in U-19 spinners


Spin Bowling consultant, former Pakistan test cricketer Mushtaq Ahmed feels Bangladesh-bound Pakistan U-19 spinners are full of potential and have the talent to do big things for the country in the years ahead.

The former spin ace is working with the spinners in the 10-day training camp which is in progress here at the Gaddafi Stadium.

Mushtaq, who also worked in the camp held for U19 players at the start of the year at the National High Performance Centre, will work with the teenage spinners until 11 April, when the final 17-member squad flies out to Dhaka for the one four-day and five 50-over matches.

Following an impressive 2020-21 domestic season, Aaliyan Mehmood, Ali Asfand, Arham Nawab and Faisal Akram received call-ups in the 20-player probable squad and are honing their skills under the guidance of Mushtaq, whose leg-spin brought him 346 international wickets from 1989 till 2003.

The four players also have the company of all-rounders Qasim Akram and Fahad Munir, who featured in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa last year.

Mushtaq Ahmed said on Saturday :
“It is always a real pleasure to work with youngsters. I think this bunch is full of potential and has a bright future.—APP