‘Found Shamsi-like chinaman in Karachi’s Zone 1’ Basit Ali


KARACHI: Sindh’s head coach, Basit Ali claimed that he has found two young chinaman bowlers during the ongoing zonal trials here at National Stadium. 

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the trials, Basit said they have found two unique wrist spinners just like South African chinaman, Tabraiz Shamsi.

“We are focusing on our goal to find unique talent in these trials across Pakistan. NHPC has directed us to find young talent which is capable of doing something unique,” he said.

“We have found two young chinaman bowlers just like Shamsi in Karachi’s Zone 1. I hope they will be looked after well in the upcoming camp for the shortlisted players. Note it, both of them will be seen soon at the district level and then in first-class cricket,” he added.

Talking about more on trials, Basit said he was surprised to see some really good fast bowlers who were all set to play first-class cricket. “I was surprised to see some of the very good fast bowlers. I don’t know where were they before these trials. I mean they were a complete package and ready to play competitive cricket,” he shared.

Basit praised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for conducting transparent trials across Pakistan. “For the very first time, the trial of each and every player has been recorded so that anyone can challenge the selection or non-selection. We have complete videos of each player, if anyone comes to us with their concern, we can explain them through the candidate’s video,” said the former cricketer.

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