Tall pacer Mohammad Zeeshan, who became the second Pakistan junior pace bowler to claim six wickets in an under-19 match against another country, was elated after achieving the landmark during the ongoing ACC U19 Asia Cup.
Zeeshan is the second Pakistani to have done that after Shaheen Shah Afridi who picked 6 for 13 representing Pakistan juniors.
“I am delighted to know that I am the second Pakistan bowler after Shaheen Shah to have achieved the landmark. I am more excited to have helped the team win the Junior Asia Cup match against Nepal,” he said.
The pacer said that he tried to bowl at a good line and length.
“That helped me a lot. I kept the ball at a good length and made the batsmen play each delivery. That ultimately fetched me wickets. I am thankful to Allah Almighty for helping our team win the match with ease.”
Pakistan's Under-19 cricket team clinched a resounding victory over Nepal by seven wickets in their opening match of the ACC U19 Asia Cup at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Pakistan efficiently chased down Nepal's target of 153 runs, achieving the win in the 27th over.
Pakistan U19 squad: Saad Baig (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmad Hussain, Ali Asfand, Amir Hassan, Arafat Minhas (vice-captain), Azan Awais, Khubaib Khalil, Najab Khan, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Riazullah, Mohammad Tayyab Arif, Mohammad Zeeshan, Shahzaib Khan, Shamyl Hussain and Ubaid Shah
Non-Travelling Reserves: Ahmad Hassan, Aimal Khan, Obaid Shahid and Mohammad Zulkifal
Support staff: Shoaib Muhammad (Team Manager), Muhammad Yousaf (Head Coach), Rehan Riaz (Bowling Coach), Mansoor Amjad (Fielding Coach), Muhammad Masroor (Assistant Batting Coach), Umer Rashid Dar (Assistant Coach) Hafiz Naeem Ul Rasul (Team Physio), Usman Hashmi (Team Analyst), Imran Ullah (Trainer), Muhammad Arslan (Media and Digital Manager)