Know your Champions Trophy squad: Junaid Khan

Know your Champions Trophy squad: Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan

Junaid Khan is probably one of the most underrated bowlers of the current era, he has got all ingredients to become a successful fast bowler, he has got pace, swing, accuracy and intelligence.

During Mohammad Amir’s suspension period, Junaid Khan became an important part of Pakistan’s bowling attack. Later, he sustained an injury and since then it looks like he has lost his deadly in-swing.

During Pakistan’s tour to India 2012-13, Junaid Khan ripped apart a solid Indian batting line with his venomous in-dippers at a serious pace. He literally did not let batsmen like Virat Kohli to even breathe in the crease. He took 8 wickets in 3 matches.

The 27-year old left-arm pacer was out of the team for quite some time and just returned in the ranks against Australia in 2017, he last played against Zimbabwe at Lahore

Khan is a lethal pacer, he made his ODI debut against West Indies in April, 2011. Since then he has taken 86 wickets at an average of 28.94 and economy rate of 5.40.

Junaid Khan adds much depth in Pakistan bowling attack with his aggression, swing and accuracy.

The partnership of Junaid Khan and Mohammad Amir can be destructive for the opponents, especially with Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan in the bowling arsenal, there is hardly any weak link in the bowling department.