apart from Hasan, leg spinner Shadab Khan and quick bowler Rumman Raees have also impressed at the chances they have been awarded, with Shadab even contributing a key half-century while in the second ODI. In the games until his bowling action was reported as suspect, Mohammad Hafeez was miserly, bowling at an market speed of 3.30. Sarfraz felt the team setting was more well-balanced, with all the selectors picking players and the team management looking to increase the confidence of the newcomers. Pakistan’s recent performances testify to their attack’s effectiveness. Since the opening game of the Champions Trophy against India, at which they surrendered 319, the highest total they’ve conceded is 236. Their opponents in this stage have included South Africa, England, India and Sri Lanka, and they have beaten all of them.
“The best thing is that he bowls in an attacking manner, he tries to take wickets, tries learn with Azhar Mahmood [Pakistan’s bowling coach] and does his homework, asks other players how to bowl,” he said. “He asks me and my target is to get wickets through him. He attacks, and with every wicket, he is getting better and better.” Speaking to the media after his side completed a seven-wicket drubbing of Sri Lanka on Friday, Sarfraz credited the success of the gifts of bowlers like Hasan Ali, who is currently ranked No. 1 by the ICC, and also a settled core of players to limited overs cricket. Even a 4-0 series scoreline against Sri Lanka and performances that are consistent considering that the 2017 Champions Trophy are testimony to how the Pakistan bowling attack has grown into one of their very best in the world, according to their captain Sarfraz Ahmed.
Pakistan bowling attack best from the world – Sarfraz “Yes, you can say that,” Sarfraz said, when asked when he considered his own bowling strike the very best in the world. “The way the bowlers have been performing since the Champions Trophy, we have bowled teams out for 240-230 and then chased them down well. Here, too, we are bowling well and chasing well. We should praise the bowlers, especially Hasan Ali, who is improving day by day. The bowlers are doing well and importantly our bench is getting strong.” Hasan’s growth as a bowler this season has provided an immense rise. The 23-year-old is now the highest wicket-taker of all 2017, gets the most five-fors from the year sofar (3) and was the Player of the Series at the Champions Trophy with 1 3 dismissals. In four matches against Sri Lanka, he has taken 12 wickets and Sarfraz lauded also his commitment along with the bowler’s mindset . “I will first give selectors the credit, they chose good players and our effort is that, whoever we play, we should give them confidence and tell them to play like they do in domestic matches. The best thing is that they are playing with confidence and whoever plays gives an impact. As far as seniors are concerned, they play their roles. We have two seniors and they are doing their roles and whenever they get a chance they motivate the players and contribute in performance.”