Developing a ‘new ball’ to improve bowling outside powerplay overs: Imad


Karachi: Pakistan’s all-rounder Imad Wasim is aiming to improve his bowling outside the powerplay over and for this, he is working on a ‘new ball’.

The 31-year-old has revealed that he will launch his new delivery very soon. “I’m developing a new ball, which hopefully you’ll see next time I play international cricket if I keep working hard on it. I want to learn new balls that make me a different kind of a bowler outside the powerplay,” he said to ESPNCricinfo.

He further said that there not many bowlers around in world cricket who bowls aggressively outside powerplay overs.

“I don’t think there are many aggressive spinners in the powerplay. After the powerplay, yes, there are a lot of aggressive spinners, but in the powerplay, there aren’t a lot around the world, so I’m really happy that teams think I am one of them,” he added.

Imad wants the cricket fraternity to consider him as a pure all-rounder and not just a left-arm spinner.

“I’m ranked No. 3 in the world [in ODIs]. I don’t want to be considered a bowler. I just want to become a pure allrounder. I’m working hard and the rest is up to God,” he maintained.

It must be noted that Imad was in England where he was representing Notts Outlaws, who won the Blast T2. He took eight wickets at an economy rate of 7.21. He will join Northern from tomorrow and will lead them in the second leg of the ongoing National T20 Cup.

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