Hasan Ali Quaid e Azam Trophy: Out of favour Pakistan bowler Hasan Ali has sent a message to the PCB via his superb recent performances in domestic cricket.
Ali arrived on the international scene in August 2016, making his debut for Pakistan in an ODI against Ireland at Malahide.
Since then, he’s made 92 appearances for his country across all formats, taking a total of 148 wickets.
However, the pacer with the trademark celebration endured a poor 2019 World Cup, before fractured ribs ruled him out of a Test series against Sri Lanka late last year.
Ali hasn’t represented Pakistan at all in 2020, missing out on the 45-man squad currently on tour in New Zealand for Tests and T20Is.
The Green Shirts are blessed with plenty of young fast-bowling talent, with the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah generating plenty of excitement in recent times.
However, aged just 26, Hasan Ali should still have plenty to give to the national team and he’s sent the PCB a reminder of his quality with his recent Quaid e Azam Trophy performances for Central Punjab.
In his last four first-class matches, Ali has taken an impressive 25 wickets, while he’s also shown his talent with the bat by scoring two unbeaten fifties.
Most recently, he was instrumental to a 9-wicket win over Balochistan, scoring 50* before recording figures of 5-32 and 5-76 to secure just his third ever 10-wicket haul in a match.
The fact that he was also captaining his side, makes his statistics even more impressive.
Hasan Ali may have missed out on the tour to New Zealand, but his outstanding Quaid e Azam Trophy form shows that he’s hungry to add to his nine Test appearances for Pakistan.
With England, Australia and New Zealand all set to tour the country in the near future, the PCB could soon turn to him once again to provide a cutting edge.