Shaheen Shah Afridi will be replaced in the Pakistani team for the forthcoming T20 Asia Cup by Mohammad Hasnain, according to a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Hasnain, who is representing Oval Invincibles in The Hundred in the United Kingdom, will be a team member. The 22-year-old bowler has participated in 18 T20 Internationals for Pakistan, where he has taken 17 wickets.
Hasnain has had a difficult few months. While he was still a teenager, his ability to bowl at 150 kph in 2019—while he was still a teenager—got him quickly added to the Pakistan 50-over World Cup squad. Not everything went as Pakistan had hoped; the young man they dubbed the “new Shoaib Akhtar” was shortly arrested for throwing. He recovered earlier this year after the ICC suggested action correction work and became an immediate hit on the English county circuit. The ICC revoked his ban, but the stigma of his suspicious behaviour persisted.
In The Hundred game, Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis indicated Hasnain still had a twisted arm after getting out to the Pakistan pacer. Stonic always imitated a “throw on his walk to the pavilion.”
Meanwhile, early on Tuesday morning, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Usman Qadir will fly to Dubai. They will take the place of the eight players that competed in the 16-person ODI team against the Netherlands: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha, and Zahid Mehmood.
From August 27 to September 11, the United Arab Emirates will host the Asia Cup. On August 28, Pakistan will launch its assault against India, their longtime foe. In contrast, they will play a qualifier (UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, or Hong Kong) in Sharjah in September for their second Group A match. From September 3 to September 9, the Super Four games will be held.