New Delhi. Akram name is very special for Pakistan cricket. Left-arm fast bowler Wasim Akram troubled batsmen around the world with his ball. Now another young Akram is ready to rock the world cricket. Emerging Asia Cup matches are currently being played in Sri Lanka. In this, India and Pakistan have been kept in the same group. The clash of India and Pakistan is to be held on 19th July. Meanwhile, in a match, Pakistan defeated UAE by a huge margin of 184 runs. Off-spinner Kasim Akram took 6 wickets for 26 runs in the match. This is the best performance of the 20-year-old bowler’s List-A career.
Kasim Akram, a resident of Abbottabad, used to bowl fast in the beginning, but he became an off-spinner while playing club cricket. The local coach had told him that your fast bowling is nothing special. In such a situation, if you bowl spin, then the chance of selection in the team will increase because Qasim is also known for aggressive batting. He has also played in the Under-19 T20 World Cup in 2020. Babar Azam and former veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez are his role models.
Pakistan scored 309 runs
Talk about the match, Pakistan’s team got out after scoring 309 runs in 49.2 overs. Opener batsman Sahibzada Farhan scored 63 and Saim Ayub scored 56 runs. Kamran Ghulam and captain Mohammad Haris also contributed 55 runs. Left-arm spinner Jaish Gianani took 4 wickets for 50 runs from UAE. In response, the start of UAE was also good. At one time the score was 59 runs without a wicket.
Opener batsman Aryansh Sharma was dismissed after scoring 37 runs. Kasim Akram gave the first success to the team. After this the UAE team faltered and got all out for 125 runs in 29.5 overs. 7 batters could not touch double figures.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 17:50 IST