Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14 December 10, 2013

Usman Khan added to Pakistan T20 squad

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Pakistan have added the uncapped left-arm seamer Usman Khan to the T20 squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka in the UAE, beginning on Wednesday. In his maiden season, the 19-year-old took 5 for 9 to help Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) beat Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in the final of the Faysal Bank T20 Cup for departments in December. He was also the tournament's leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets in six games.

"I wasn't really expecting such a quick call but I am terribly lucky to have a chance after my best spell against the best players in domestic cricket," Usman told ESPNcricinfo. "I am thankful to the selectors and the PCB for picking me up.

"I don't know if this is too early for me (to play the international cricket) but what I can say is that I am bowling at my best and ready to hit the international arena. I am looking forward to the opportunity and would like to be Pakistan's surprise package against Sri Lanka."

Born in Landi Kotal, a town 1,072m above sea level in the mountain ranges of FATA, Usman was identified by Khan Research Laboratories for their inter-department Under-19 team in 2011. He later joined ZTBL, for which he made his first-class debut.

In four first-class matches, Usman has picked up 12 wickets with a best of 4 for 27. He has also taken 16 wickets in 11 T20 games.

Usman is the fifth seamer in the T20 squad and third left-armer, including Sohail Tanvir and Junaid Khan. He is expected to join the team on the morning of the first T20 in Dubai on Wednesday.

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  • bouncer709 on December 10, 2013, 13:01 GMT

    Well guys who are worried that he can not swing in to the right handers, to them, i want to say it is not necessary to swing both ways, specially if one is able to swing big on one side with good pace, and he is control, and I think coaches should not mess with his bowling action and not try to make him bowl in-swing, let him bowl with his natural out swing. See the recent example of Dale Styen, he is also just moving away from right handers and Indian batsmen are helpless. and I read his interview, he mentioned that in-swing is in his armory, too. Even if he can not swing other way, he is way ahead than the bowlers who can not swing one way. as concerned international level, so he got wickets of Misbah, Taufeeq umer, they are international players, and other M Rizwan and Ali waqas are also quality players knocking at the doors of national side. Usman Khan was looking more confident than Muhammad Khalil who is much senior and more experienced in FC.

  • on December 12, 2013, 11:48 GMT

    i saw his spell on youtube. This guy swings the ball a long way,you can compare him to Allan Donald of South Africa. The main thing is that if he bowls at that length and from the angle that he did in gaddafi stadium,the ball is still curving away from the right hander,or rather it appears to do so. If he does that,it will be difficult for any world class right hander to put bat on ball when he bowls.As far as test cricket is concerned i think he only needs to come round the wicket.That should solve all of his problems as some balls will swing away from the right hander and some balls will hold their line.Also because he swings the ball a lot,he can swing the ball away from middle and leg stump.Not many bowlers in international cricket can do that.So i don't think that he need to learn to swing the ball across his body.Only one swing is enough.

  • Israr75 on December 12, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Agreed its a good move but you got to see his stats, they only picked him on his performance on last 9 matchs, but what about the young guys who have been on the circuit for last few years with consistent performances.

    Anyhow good to see a new face, although i personally don't think he will be a match winner, too new needs more time in the domestic circuit.

  • on December 12, 2013, 0:21 GMT

    I think it is too early to tell, he is a new guy in the squad and keep in mind that he is from an Agency too a little underdeveloped area and you know the game opportunities are not in abundance in underdeveloped areas in comparison to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. I think credit goes to him and people like him such as Mr. Gull and Junaid Khan to developed himself under the diversified situation. Shahid Afridi is an example but he is one of his kind and it may take years to produce a talent like him, he is an exceptional player and everybody admires & acknowledges him. I wish him all the best and pray for his wonderful success in the years to come. I remember, once Pakistan had a very young pacer Mr. Aamir who got himself trapped and lost in this world because of his immaturity. I hope that Mr. Usman Khan stays away from the hunters who must be preparing and getting ready to victimize him as soon as he hit the jackpot of Cricket.

  • on December 11, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Hoping to see debut of another paceman inducted in international scene only from TeamGreen PAKvSL

  • Atta005 on December 11, 2013, 15:05 GMT

    Pakistan is quite fortunate to have large resources of quality bowling. My friend say above that pakistan is making frequent changes. Friend this is a good sign .There lies Very tough competition among bowlers here.The best should get the chance and is the case now too

  • on December 11, 2013, 13:54 GMT

    he will surely rock (y)

  • on December 11, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    Good luck to both the teams,, Hope to see Paksitan Improve their T20 world ranking by clean sweeping the Srilankan tigers :p

  • nssmac on December 11, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    This is extremely good move by the PCB, this is right time to groom a youngster and make him of a International level. I will be very much happy to see him Play both the T20's and more ever srilankans will be unaware of his bowling and usman can make full use of this. Come on.. Hafeez take him in. May Allah Bless Usman and Pakistan team. Ameen...

  • ABLcric on December 11, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Agree 100% with Razi Khan comments about training and support on non-cricketing issues for very young boys. We do not want to loose another talented bowler. Besides, the Academy should focus on mental strengthening of young cricketers. The game has changed significantly over the last few years. Just look at the Ashes now!! Even, if you are extremely talented, but cannot take the on-field mental stress, you are an average player. We do have few very talented players in the team who are actually suffering from this stress and anxiety. Do not expect a 19 year old to express the stability and maturity of a 30 year old. They need support and its Board/Academy's role to provide this support.

  • bouncer709 on December 10, 2013, 13:01 GMT

    Well guys who are worried that he can not swing in to the right handers, to them, i want to say it is not necessary to swing both ways, specially if one is able to swing big on one side with good pace, and he is control, and I think coaches should not mess with his bowling action and not try to make him bowl in-swing, let him bowl with his natural out swing. See the recent example of Dale Styen, he is also just moving away from right handers and Indian batsmen are helpless. and I read his interview, he mentioned that in-swing is in his armory, too. Even if he can not swing other way, he is way ahead than the bowlers who can not swing one way. as concerned international level, so he got wickets of Misbah, Taufeeq umer, they are international players, and other M Rizwan and Ali waqas are also quality players knocking at the doors of national side. Usman Khan was looking more confident than Muhammad Khalil who is much senior and more experienced in FC.

  • on December 12, 2013, 11:48 GMT

    i saw his spell on youtube. This guy swings the ball a long way,you can compare him to Allan Donald of South Africa. The main thing is that if he bowls at that length and from the angle that he did in gaddafi stadium,the ball is still curving away from the right hander,or rather it appears to do so. If he does that,it will be difficult for any world class right hander to put bat on ball when he bowls.As far as test cricket is concerned i think he only needs to come round the wicket.That should solve all of his problems as some balls will swing away from the right hander and some balls will hold their line.Also because he swings the ball a lot,he can swing the ball away from middle and leg stump.Not many bowlers in international cricket can do that.So i don't think that he need to learn to swing the ball across his body.Only one swing is enough.

  • Israr75 on December 12, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Agreed its a good move but you got to see his stats, they only picked him on his performance on last 9 matchs, but what about the young guys who have been on the circuit for last few years with consistent performances.

    Anyhow good to see a new face, although i personally don't think he will be a match winner, too new needs more time in the domestic circuit.

  • on December 12, 2013, 0:21 GMT

    I think it is too early to tell, he is a new guy in the squad and keep in mind that he is from an Agency too a little underdeveloped area and you know the game opportunities are not in abundance in underdeveloped areas in comparison to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. I think credit goes to him and people like him such as Mr. Gull and Junaid Khan to developed himself under the diversified situation. Shahid Afridi is an example but he is one of his kind and it may take years to produce a talent like him, he is an exceptional player and everybody admires & acknowledges him. I wish him all the best and pray for his wonderful success in the years to come. I remember, once Pakistan had a very young pacer Mr. Aamir who got himself trapped and lost in this world because of his immaturity. I hope that Mr. Usman Khan stays away from the hunters who must be preparing and getting ready to victimize him as soon as he hit the jackpot of Cricket.

  • on December 11, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Hoping to see debut of another paceman inducted in international scene only from TeamGreen PAKvSL

  • Atta005 on December 11, 2013, 15:05 GMT

    Pakistan is quite fortunate to have large resources of quality bowling. My friend say above that pakistan is making frequent changes. Friend this is a good sign .There lies Very tough competition among bowlers here.The best should get the chance and is the case now too

  • on December 11, 2013, 13:54 GMT

    he will surely rock (y)

  • on December 11, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    Good luck to both the teams,, Hope to see Paksitan Improve their T20 world ranking by clean sweeping the Srilankan tigers :p

  • nssmac on December 11, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    This is extremely good move by the PCB, this is right time to groom a youngster and make him of a International level. I will be very much happy to see him Play both the T20's and more ever srilankans will be unaware of his bowling and usman can make full use of this. Come on.. Hafeez take him in. May Allah Bless Usman and Pakistan team. Ameen...

  • ABLcric on December 11, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Agree 100% with Razi Khan comments about training and support on non-cricketing issues for very young boys. We do not want to loose another talented bowler. Besides, the Academy should focus on mental strengthening of young cricketers. The game has changed significantly over the last few years. Just look at the Ashes now!! Even, if you are extremely talented, but cannot take the on-field mental stress, you are an average player. We do have few very talented players in the team who are actually suffering from this stress and anxiety. Do not expect a 19 year old to express the stability and maturity of a 30 year old. They need support and its Board/Academy's role to provide this support.

  • Solid_Snake on December 11, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    Lol..I am amazed to read some of the comments.Usually people ask PCB to include youngsters in the team.People want those players to be included who perform in domestic.When PCB is going that way,still people are not happy.What do you want PCB to do..Bring in all old players in the team?

  • AltafPatel on December 11, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    Pak cricket can't go without change in every series. This means management can't support players to gain consistency and so rotation is the only option for them. Examples like Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq started career as rock but now struggles due to poor captaincy, not enough guidance to take responsibility, and lack of aggressiveness due to not enough seniors like Afridi (who even not regular in team) in the team.

  • on December 11, 2013, 7:58 GMT

    As Usman will join team just before the 1st T20. There is chance we will see him to bowl in 2nd T20. We see that he is taking wickets continually in last 9 matches. But he is too young to play international cricket like Muhammad Aamir. There should be required some ethical training to save from trapping in scandals for all new young players.

  • JunnaidAhmed on December 11, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    Ive seen this guy bowl, though hes not very pacey but man can this guy swing the ball. Reminds me a bit of the great Wasim! Should be exciting to watch.

  • Pak_Guru on December 11, 2013, 6:06 GMT

    Good news for the kid, but I doubt he will be given a chance. Should have tried him against the Afghanis. Plus, the Lankans aggressive batting will be tough for the first selection of seamers playing the match. I still believe Misbah should be part of T20 as well, his experience and longer stay on the wicket with others playing around him will benefit Pak T20 side. Plus he can hit big shots, matching the best in world T20.

  • chitrali_zaheeruddin on December 11, 2013, 6:06 GMT

    Pakistan Team is much stronger than before in T20 format but one player is there in the team for nothing, Umar Amin is not fit for international cricket, he must played much more domestic cricket to find a place in international level games,He has very poor batting record in both T20 and ODI.I believe the team Management will look at his performance before give any more chance in the Pakistan Cricket team.

  • Mohammad_Yasa on December 11, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    Pakistan is doing better by giving chance to younger players. I would recommend the same for Afghanistan. There are many good quality bowlers like Usman Shinwari playing in Pakistan domestic and he was lucky to get a chance. Now he is added to their arsenal and can use him anytime. I say when you find a talented man, just grab him by giving him once chance.

  • kash26 on December 11, 2013, 5:30 GMT

    A good bowler in order to become effective must know how to swing the ball in both directions.It seems Pakistan is producing good bowlers in abundance but unfortunately the same is not happening in the batting department.A few new batsman were given a chance in the team lately ,they however failed to impress,leading the management to make changes in the batting line up time and again,The quick changes in the batting line is neither good for the individual batsman nor for the team a a whole.

  • Samee0324 on December 11, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    Good move by PCB.. Young talent is coming now and its good for Pakistan Cricket. It will also boost the confidence of other young players and they will start to perform

  • abidurrehman on December 11, 2013, 4:44 GMT

    Best of Luck my Friend, You will Rock In Shah Allah, and will refresh the wninging Memories of "Sultan of Swing". Wishing regards from your best Friend, Go, Conquer, Seize and Rule the World of Cricket. A new Shining Star, Usman Khan Shinwari hailing from Landi Kotal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • on December 11, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    Do anyone knows at what speed this guy bowls? Is it in 130s or 140s? I have seen his video clip, he looks good but he has to learn how to bowl in swinging deliveries... because that will create a doubt in batsmen mind if the ball is gong to out swinging or in swinging...

  • on December 11, 2013, 3:18 GMT

    keep the ball up to the right handed batsman

  • on December 11, 2013, 2:25 GMT

    good move. now he has to prove his class

  • am5786 on December 11, 2013, 2:05 GMT

    I think our eleven for tomorrow's match should be, Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Usman Khan, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal

  • on December 11, 2013, 1:13 GMT

    Usman is a talented bowler and it is a good sign that the current selection committee is making selection on merit. They didn't make him wait for years like the previous board did with poor Anwar Ali, who had to wait for 7 years for his debut, after showing excellent performance in under 19 world cup. Our bowling attack is further strengthened with Usman inclusion. The board should now focus on finding good batsmen and wicket keeper as well

  • chitrali_zaheeruddin on December 11, 2013, 1:09 GMT

    The PCB has done very good job by selecting Usman Khan, he is a young talented bowler and a good option because Irfan and Gul are not available, I believe he is a surprise package for Pakistan in UAE. Wish you all the best Mr. Khan pls remember your representing 180 Million Pakistani nation, we are with you, don't disappoint us Mr. Khan Zaheer uddin Chitrali Madina Muanwara Saudia Arabia.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 11, 2013, 0:56 GMT

    This is how pakistani cricket fans are. You can't just decide it on the back of a one match performance. Each and every bowler in the first class has a sensational spell to his name some where along his playing career. If Usman is really so good then why has he been thrashed in the 4 first class matches which he has played and where his 12 wickets have an average of 42 and a strike rate close to 70? Doesn't matter how big a swinger some one is, it does not swing on all tracks.

  • on December 10, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    Please keep him away from coaches and let him play his natural game,

  • fayyaz03 on December 10, 2013, 21:57 GMT

    May be an early call. But anyway! Playing and representing your nation is biggest thing for a cricketer. I dont think he can bat as an all rounder. He is selected in a T20 Squad where there is not much for a medium pacer particularly on the slow and seamless wickets. Therefore, he can only survive if he does a magic by taking back to back wickets or Bowl 5 out of 6 deliveries at 140+ speed. If he does it, I hope the pace will increase when he will be in twenties. All the best! May you come back after playing atleast 1 match.

  • z_zahid on December 10, 2013, 21:52 GMT

    Congratulations Usman! and good luck to your cricketing future under such an uncertain coaches/management, just put your head down till you get 100 wickets, also keep learning and take every match as your first match, little advice from a cricket veteran:-

  • zzby on December 10, 2013, 20:31 GMT

    Usamn Khan is good bowler, but they should have given chance to Yasir Ali excellent bowler who had played one test for Pakistan.

  • on December 10, 2013, 20:27 GMT

    well I think its a good move by selectors like one who is performing give him a chance straight away ! he is very lucky I hope he does well. M just wondering what happens to Indians when this man performs :P like another talented fast bowler from Pakistan ! Indians are right we got factories of fast bowlers :D

  • Stark62 on December 10, 2013, 20:16 GMT

    This has to be a JOKE but then again, Ramiz Raja jnr was picked based on his T20 performances and he failed miserably against Zimb, in addition weren't both Zia and Amin picked after a good T20 tournament?

    Yes, he performed well in one, ONE match but he doesn't have a good FC record and he can only swing the ball one direction (from what I've seen on youtube)

    This is great injustice to the likes of Sadaf (has the best FC record) and Ehsan Adil, who has been spectacular this season in all formats and in the previous seasons.

  • reason-galore on December 10, 2013, 19:48 GMT

    waqar never played any form of proper cricket before coming to the pakistani team... he was picked up from a street game outside the stadium when someone noticed that he was bowling faster than all the bowlers in the pakistan team... wasim akram only played club cricket and never ever touched any first class cricket before coming to international cricket... raw talent has its benefits...

  • aks1987 on December 10, 2013, 19:07 GMT

    Good job by selectors to pick him. I am sure Misbah had a hand in bringing up his name for selection. Best of luck to Usman and hopefully he does a lot good for the Pakistan team.

  • Solid_Snake on December 10, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    Totally Agreed..But don't compare Usman with Wahab Riaz.. Wahab has got insane Pace but no control over his line & length..His Pace goes down the drain when his line is not okay in the first place... I hope Usman gets his chance...It's this guy all have been talking about.He's really good.How he troubled Misbah and Taufeeq Umaer..Even Rizwan & Ali Waqas are really good batsmen..Usman got them all..

  • t20cric on December 10, 2013, 18:32 GMT

    After this news I can say that the selectors are regaining some of there sanity. Instead of giving Wahab Riaz the 15th spot in the squad they gave it the very talented Usman Khan. I think Hafeez would let Usman have a chance cuz he is not very scared of bowlers taking his place (although he is scared of batsmen taking his place: Sohaib). If Usman is given the new ball tomorrow (or 2nd T20) and bowls a similar spell to the one he bowled in faysal bank t20 finals then Pakistan will surely win. Good luck to this young bowler and I hope PCB give him fair chances in future as well.

  • bouncer709 on December 10, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    LoL I just wonder some people watch cricket but understand nothing, those who doubt Usman's abilities, must see the match highlight, when he got the ball in his hands in final match, and before his started his over, listen to the commentator remarks about him, the commentator words ..." he has got pace and his main ability is he can swing the ball, and if he is successful today to swing, he will be very dangerous for Taufeeq and Rizwan, the ball is new, and we have witnessed ball moving under-lights earlier, the first 6 overs will almost decide where the match will go"...... and Usman did the same thing, that commentators were discussing about him,, he decided it in first over, all this clearly tells that they were aware of this guy ability, so his captain and coach too, thats why he was given first over. Now I hope Hafeez show the same confidence in this guy, and straight away throw him in both T20 matches, this will boost his confidence. At least he won't do worse than Wahab Riazo

  • on December 10, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    This guy can bowl and have very good pace we wish that he perform well at international level but at the same time worried that its too early to give him chance at international level player should play at least 1 or 2 seasons of domestic cricket then should be brought into national team but our well wishes are with him for his future.

  • bouncer1021 on December 10, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    Good move by PCB. With Irfan and Gul out, this is the best time to try Usman. With Junaid being the only one established, Pakistan needs to have a good backup of 2-3 bowlers beside Tanvir who could play n Bangladest T20 WC. I hope he gets into playing 11 and we can see Bhatti and Usman doing well.

  • on December 10, 2013, 17:22 GMT

    Hope He Performs Well PCB Should Give Chance To These Very Young Talented Players!!!Only They Have To Identify The Talent And Give Them A Chance A Young Player Entering Int'l Level In Early Age Could Be A Legend!! :) Good Work By Selection Commitee!! Waiting For Young Batsman To Come!!They Should Take A Look On Pakistan's U19 Team For Young Talent !!! Good Luck Usman!

  • on December 10, 2013, 17:20 GMT

    He is Good Addition to team. I hope , Hafeez will give him a chance against Sri Lanka.. And Best of Luck Usman Khan (y)

  • on December 10, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    i faced his bowling and he is amazing..his run up and releasing is just stunning..when he is bowling then the batsmen just see his enthusiastic and energetic swinging approach ..when he spread his arms before release he is lovely to watch then...in domestic cricket when we played togather the pitches was that time top green and were fast tracks..he was bowling to babar azam and i saw him he was just throwing away his wicket because of the speed he generates and he also hit the deck hard..but we all know the pitches of the international arena are very easy for batters ...may allah give him the great bright future..

  • pkmooj on December 10, 2013, 16:59 GMT

    My best wished for Usman Khan. But I saw him bowling in Final After 2 Overs his bowl stop swinging and he became a Ordinary Bowler. There are huge difference between International and Domestic cricket. Let see how he overcame the pressure

  • talha10ahmad on December 10, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    He is really very good bowler.I saw him in the final,He generates some good swing with the new ball.He took wickets of Taufeeq Umar and Misbah.Misbah while exposing the stumps,yet gave an outside edge to the keeper while Umar lost his stups when driving the balls.His balls usually move away from right hander.

  • naeemhussain on December 10, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    BlueJayBanter on (December 10, 2013, 15:07 GMT) For those who have seen him play, please let us know his strengths and weaknesses. Alot of people are saying he cant bring the ball into the right handers. If so, without sounding like a pessimist, I dont see why he would get a call up. But doesnt matter, its good that the selectors are looking beyond the wahabs of the pak cricket world. Now lets bring sadaf hussain into the test squad.

    He is very exciting prospect to watch you will se. He brings the bowl into left handed batsmen and does it very sharply. Before you know it is gone through. I believe that he will give hard tinme to sangakara and lot of left handed batsmen of Srilanka.

  • Solid_Snake on December 10, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    @SaadRocx :Go and check out hisbowling.You will changeyour mind after that.You don't see Pacers having such talent now a days.And what's wrong in giving him a chance.Mohd Amir wass also like that.Pure talent..He got his chance..Made a few mistakes in first few matches & then he dominated the whole Cricketing World.Why not give chance to other youngsters

  • BlueJayBanter on December 10, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    @getsetgopk... Well said. Couldnt agree more.

  • Solid_Snake on December 10, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    @getsetgopk :This guy is really that good..Look what he did to the opponent team having such good batsmen.Getting wicket of Misbah..This young guy..It must have been a real treat for him.He has got some talent..Even Geo super guys were praising him so much.It's not like all get praised like that everyday.& it's a good sign that he performed brilliantly and got selected in the team.It's a good sign for other Youngsters.Even Sharjeel khan made his way.Good move by PCB,allowing young players to come play in the national side

  • on December 10, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    Good luck Usman Khan...See you in the incoming series with Sri Lanka.

  • Solid_Snake on December 10, 2013, 15:50 GMT

    @Blade-Runner:Lol..That's true..I can hardly count any Right handed Seamer..Only Omer Gull is there..rest almost all are left hand Seamers in our team.Sometimes i wonder how it happened.It's strange to have this many in your team :P

  • on December 10, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    I'm Pakistani, though sometime I also wonder like many other foreign cricket lovers about the number of bowlers we are producing!!! Since the inception of Pak on cricket arena we have produced hundreds of bowlers and millions yet to come it seems. And more than millions are unnoticed either they may be living in very remote areas or oblivion; not sure though! It reminds me one stanza: Full many a gem of purest ray serene; The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear;Full many a flowers is born to blush unseen;And waste their sweetness on the desert air! Good luck new talent!!!

  • SaadRocx on December 10, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    Who is He? How can one be selected on the basis of One Performance? My God. Let him play few domestic seasons first,please, then start comparing him with Akram etc. quite a Pre-Mature decision.

  • Master_uv_Puppetz on December 10, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    I read this .. "Born in Landi Kotal, a town 1,072m above sea level in the mountain ranges of FATA, Usman was identified by Khan Research Laboratories"

    ..and I was like :o

    ..untill I read the next line :)

  • Cricket_Man on December 10, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    I am very very happy for Usman khan. I saw him bowling a huge inswinger to taufeeq umar (left handed's inswinger) and realised that this kid has something in him. It's also amazing how televising matches can quickly bring good players into spotlight. Right now I won't play him against sri lanka and would rather get him a feeler of international cricket in the dressing. I would want to keep his surprise element preserved till the T20 worldcup. Just let him get a hold of things for now.

  • Blade-Runner on December 10, 2013, 15:15 GMT

    Whats up with all these left arm seamers and Pakistan ? :) My god, Its like they've got a left arm seamer in every household :) Its amazing how they produce all these fast bowlers nonstop. From Akram (The greatest left arm bowler all time) to this new lad, Usman Khan, how many of 'em have there been ?? This is great for Pakistan Cricket.

  • on December 10, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    Wow! Just saw the video. The swing is huge. The wickets include two left handers, done by huge outswingers but inswingers for left handers. His last wicket was a full length ball that dismissed the stumps. He is not a one dimensional bowler. It is never too early to pick a bowler who can swing the ball so much. How many international bast bowlers are there who can swing the ball like Shinwari?

  • getsetgopk on December 10, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    There are three possibilities here, either the guy has some very good connections or he may really be that good to make it to the national squad ahead of so many others or maybe he's neither and its only the PCB that has gone bonkers yet again. You never know whats going on inside PCB but lets hope he really is good. Haven't seen him myself so can't tell but pace alone usually isn't a recipe for success, he needs to have a thinking head, something that can't be taught, you just have to have it. Omar Gul hails from the very same area, wasn't a very thinking bowler and thus has remained what he was eleven years ago. Guys like Wasim, Waqar, Asif, Amir had some serious artistry in their bowling. Each delivery bowled wasn't just run in and bowl, it was as if each delivery had a proper algorithm behind its execution, different parameters, different loops, different goals and thus results. But before all that lets hope he gets his chance and wish him all the luck.

  • BlueJayBanter on December 10, 2013, 15:07 GMT

    For those who have seen him play, please let us know his strengths and weaknesses. Alot of people are saying he cant bring the ball into the right handers. If so, without sounding like a pessimist, I dont see why he would get a call up. But doesnt matter, its good that the selectors are looking beyond the wahabs of the pak cricket world. Now lets bring sadaf hussain into the test squad.

  • on December 10, 2013, 15:06 GMT

    Though he is selected I don't think he will make to playing 11. As S Tanvir will b preferred over him. surely! don't know why? There are much better bowlers than S Tanvir. pls get rid of him n he is a liability in the field too.

  • xylofon on December 10, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    Absolutely criminal that Ehsan Adil isnt being promoted. Total mystery. Whats going on? Get on with the show, please.

    And it will never be hard to pick new bowlers but I wish theyd include new batsmen instead.

  • on December 10, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    It is a good opportunity for him, he outclass Pakistan top batsman in domestic T20 competition. He could be a good finding for WC2015.

  • on December 10, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    @bouncer709 well me also not saying it is necessary brother.but its your surprise ball.look waseem akram bowled 2 out swingers to rahul dravid and 3rd he bowled was inswinger and he cleaned bowled him.its gud art to have.dale steyn can bowl inswingers. if u are just bowling outswingers batsman knows he cannont bring the ball into me so i can easily left his outswingers. so what i am saying its a gud skill if u have.i agree he should only concentrate on bowling what is his natural swing. and try to learn how to bowl inswingers with the time being.

  • ashehryar1 on December 10, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    For everyone calling him too young to play, Sachin started at 16. Greatness is achieved through hard work and experience. Usman is bowling great so far. He will learn the art and skill of fast bowling in the years to come. He deserves a chance to play in the team based on his excellent performance.

  • tao585 on December 10, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    No offense to the young talent. How many left hand seamers would Pakistan play? :)

  • Cric_fever_forever on December 10, 2013, 14:45 GMT

    ohh my god.... wow thats some news for me. i saw him in the final .wow what a pick. i told u that we were one bolwer short for the t20 series. wow amazing congrates to this guy. and people who are saying its bit early u guys needs to just give me me a break u dont need experience for this fun fair cricket just skills besides we always hav inducted raw talent wasim akram is best example. anyway dont see him playing tomorrows game hoping he plays on friday but he will definitly be making huge impact gonna back him in any case.

  • Hadi50 on December 10, 2013, 14:31 GMT

    Very talented player pcb should include him in odi as well becuse in t20 only four overs to bowl and batsman always attacked on the bowlers some best bowler of international cricket cricket face tough time in t20 in my point of views t20 is not a cricket it is just entertainment

  • AmericanWay on December 10, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    The problem is only 11 out of 200000000 can play in a math.

  • shoaib.rasheed on December 10, 2013, 14:25 GMT

    If he has a talent and can bowl good, age does not matter, Just look how early Muhammad Amir was picked and he turned to be one of the best bowler at that time, though he wasted himself in fixing.

  • riz8663 on December 10, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    He's picked to gain clib house experience in two T20s he will be bringing water/bats/gloves. Don't expect him to play as long as our chaheeta sohail tanvir is there.

  • on December 10, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    Gr8 and I appreciate PCB to give the chance for youngsters to come forward and lead the nation on international level.

    though I do not have any background about him, but I believe, the decision taken by PCB will be fruitful.

  • Hassan78692110 on December 10, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    I think this is the right way. Our selectors should revert to the old policies where untried but talented players were thrown into deep waters, that is how we got Waseem Akram, Waqar Younis, Inzimam and many more. And please, get rid off Sohail Tanveer.

  • on December 10, 2013, 14:06 GMT

    Not sure if Pakistan really need another left arm fast bowler in team but if he and junaid can share the new bowl (junaid swining it in to right hander and usman with his natural outswing); they can become a lethal combo ;)

  • on December 10, 2013, 13:55 GMT

    Just make sure he gets his visa right else he too will be jailed.

  • on December 10, 2013, 13:43 GMT

    gsingh7. When Misbah and Younis retires, Pakistan will adapt and move on. The game will carry on, like it always does. Same goes for most teams. All the best to India

  • on December 10, 2013, 13:32 GMT

    too early to be included for international level

  • on December 10, 2013, 13:15 GMT

    I know him Personally... He will be one of the greatest to have ever played for Pakistan..

  • gsingh7 on December 10, 2013, 13:12 GMT

    series will be tight one as both teams are ranked about 5-7 in odi and test rankings. quality of cricket might be less but sinse both teams have unproven youngsters with few experienced players we will hopefully see tight contest. one thing is sure that when older players like mahela ,misbah , younis will retire then both teams will have hard time finding replacements. lets see how both teams cope with changing times.

  • on December 10, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    Pakistan need good fast bowlers and this is the right time to encourage a youngster ! - Play at home and give him the confidence at international stage. Don't worry if he doesn't shine in this series , it will be a learning curve for him.

    I personally feel he is much better bowler than Wahab Riaz and Cheema !!

  • themaster668 on December 10, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    Its not a good call, considering the fact he is too young, not mature enough to know the requirements of the International Cricket, as it has happenned to many other youngsters, it will again be a case of Hit or miss i.e. either he will become a star or once he fails will perish forever. Selectors, management should learn from their past makes and not to waste such immense talent in the country.

  • on December 10, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    I agree with Syed Gul Seyar , Muhammad Rizwan is very talented and youngster batsman average is very good, AVG is 43 in 60 innings, Usman Khan is just played 3 or 4 matches and he is still has to learn lot of things from first class cricket,

  • on December 10, 2013, 13:01 GMT

    There is no harm trying him out!! Hope he get,s a chance to play in final 11.

  • naeemhussain on December 10, 2013, 12:58 GMT

    Now our selection team is making very good decisions. The only way to make Pakistan the best team in the world is to try new talented young players.

  • shazgti on December 10, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Where is Sadaf Hussain. A left arm fast bowler who can swing both ways and has excellent stats to back him up. 39 First class matches with 190 wickets. Okay International is different but come on why give Sohail Tanvir so many chances. He has proven himself to be a disastrous bowler. It seems like all the quality young players do not have connections within the PCB. Main reason why there are not picked. To much political selections are happening within the team. Sack the management and start fresh. Pakistan won't achieve new levels if the same Tom Dick and Harry are in the team. Please for the sake of Pakistan cricket start fresh.

  • on December 10, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Man I saw the final and this kid is pretty good. This boy can swing it both ways. I saw the wickets, his out swinger is the most dangerous. He is the next big thing of Pakistan cricket. He is going to nail the batsmen. There is a new sheriff in town boys and his name is SHINWARI!

  • JustIPL on December 10, 2013, 12:45 GMT

    He has just one outstanding performance and is too early to say he can come good Aus, SA and Eng. Against other teams his succes can be a bit more expected.

  • on December 10, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    very good choice keep inducting the young talent - best wishes to Usman

  • on December 10, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    I do not think its the right decision to include Usman Khan with this much experience. If PCB wants to add young men to the team, then why not include Mohammad Rizwan Age 21, as wicket keeper. He has average above 43 in 58 first class matches and also he is more experienced that Usman Khan.

  • on December 10, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    Give it a rest Folks and stop be naive about his lack of experience! the kid is yet to walk into the international cricketing arena and gonna have his first game tomorrow so lets see how he fared to start with!!!

  • on December 10, 2013, 11:58 GMT

    I dnt think, he will get a chance in playing 11, but offcourse he will get some exposure of international cricket. So its good to groom youngsters instead of calling old guys for sharing benches only. This new approch of PCB will be very fruitful in 50/50 over worldcup.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 10, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    Usman is a one dimentional and can't swing the ball in to the right hander. If they really wanted then they should have played him against the Afghans.

  • zee-39 on December 10, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    His full name is Usman Khan Shinwari. Good luck to him...

  • on December 10, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    Well I hope this Shinwari Lad would be a yet another sensational addition to our Pace battery! Although quite few games under his belt, he seems to have potential to survive against the sternest tests the International cricket has to offer!!!

  • sdqs_23 on December 10, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    I dont think so i am not agree with Mohammed Usman. In 2006 if you see final of under 19 world cup Pak vs India match then you realize how much in swinging bowling anwar ali bow but now his swing is seen So i think this is a good time to check this left arm young bowler. he is in good touch specially in T20 but i think he is not selected in Pakistan 11. They only call him to practice on net because he is a good out swing bowler and Srilanka have too many swing ball so he help in practice only.

  • on December 10, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Pakistan's cricket future is very bright because of these young talented players!!! He's well-built and needs to get more experience at FC level. If he's given early chances he can will get extra confidence which surely would result in more passion and dedication! Good luck young lad, good luck Pakistan!!! Proud to be Pakistani!!!

  • imranmujtaba on December 10, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    good move, but PCB must hire a professional who can work with these guys to keep them on the ground - many youngster come in and then wasted because PCB or mangement team dont look after them well... can not built on their success.. for example Sami, Imran Nazir, or worse example Asif, Amir, Butt ---- Pak has to look after them and groom them

  • on December 10, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    Another Early Pick By PCB :) But Don't Forget it is same case like Muhammad Amir's find.. :) Really Excited about it.. Best Of Luck Usman Khan... Yew Will Rock..

    Beside all of this, I must Say there must be some proper selection methods mean at least they should let him played 15+ Fc matches and Check his fitness and Stats.. :D But on other hand i think that The above Selection method is good for Batsman but as far as bowlers are concerned, If some one have pace and can swing bowl on both sides its good that he should be selected very soon, other wise he may lose his capabilities, a prime Example is Anwar Ali, he was so deadly is under 19 world cup then he disappeared from scene because PCB didnt provided him chance..

  • on December 10, 2013, 11:14 GMT

    He has great talent. But I think he should not picked up now, b\c the guy is not ready for International level. I've seen his bowling in the final match and that was indeed awesome. But still there is a need to play some more domestic matches and polishe your skills so that when you will come across to international level, your lack of confidence does not let you down.

  • avmd on December 10, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    That's the Pakistani style of spotting talent. It might not be acceptable in England and India to pick a young fast bowler after only a handful of games under his belt, but started by great Imran Khan, this strategy has produced Waseem Akram, Waqar Younis and Aaqib Javed for Pakistan in the past and its great to see the trend continues.

  • Nainbaba on December 10, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    Well Done PCB, he deserves to be in the team. Hopefully Capetian will use him properly for long period of time.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 10, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    He isn't any sensation, just a medium pacer. Its too early to have him in the national team. And why including all these mediocre bowlers? do we need bowlers, no. We are in need of batsmen and inclusion of Sami Aslam could have been something to cheer about. Fastest bowler in pakistan, Talha has been waiting for his turn for years now.

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    WOW!!! Amazing find!!! Watched him bowling on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk2Va3iE4GA . He'll be successful if given chances. Waseem Akram should help him to polish his skills!!!! Good luck!!!

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    I hope he does not gets wasted by sitting on the bench like Anwar Ali. Bring him in place of Sohail Tanveer. Although I doubt this will happen.

  • Cricket_Connecters on December 10, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    No Doubt:- Pakistan has Telent...but there is no proper domestic structure.... PCB, FOCUS on it...thx

  • zeeshan523 on December 10, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    Just saw his bowling spell in the Final of domestic 20-20. The swing that he generated was truly extravagant, and from that performance he looks to be a great prospect for Pakistan. He just need to improve a little bit and learn to bowl off swingers also, as he was only swinging into the batsmen. I am sure if given the chance to work under likes of Wasim or Waqar, he would learn how to swing both ways and that could make him an excellent replacement of Muhammad Aamir!

  • Hassan2528 on December 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    a bowler who can caught behind misbah on 1st ball nd score board became 9-3 is really something, hahahaha he really performed well in final, talented bowler nd will b groomed more with time, nd right decision to give ur player international expousre, as this is the only way to groom them, bcz back home international cricekt is not being played these days, big factor....

  • Captain_Tuk_Tuk on December 10, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    He was selected very soon, he haven't played much games in Domestic cricket yet I don't think this is fair selection but we'll see how he performs in intentional arena.

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    Great decision by PCB. Amazing aggresive Bolwer. Watched the highlight of The Final. Welcome to Int Cricket, Khan.

  • RaoFarhanPervaiz on December 10, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    Another Great Decision by PCB ...I am impressed

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    well well exciting news this.i saw him bowling in the final he bowled big inswingres to lefties and outswingres to r8 handers.wid time he will know the art of inswing bowling to r8 handers.after knowing the art of inswing bowling to r8 hander,s he will become complete bowler.otherwise he will not b a successful bowler for a long period of time. gud luck usman.you are a exciting talent.hope we wil see you playing in 1st t20.

  • ICCexpert.... on December 10, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    he is a good prospect, but we the selectors should include M. Talha, he has been a consistent performer and he has pace. Since Umar Gul is not fully fit for international cricket we need a right arm pace bowler.

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    Good decesion by pcb .. he will be effective .

  • ICCexpert.... on December 10, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    he is a good prospect, but we the selectors should include M. Talha, he has been a consistent performer and he has pace. Since Umar Gul is not fully fit for international cricket we need a right arm pace bowler.

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:29 GMT

    Finally PCB woke up! It is an excellent decision to give Usman Khan a chance to appear in the T20. If PCB had taken similar decisions earlier, South Africans would have lost in the UAE. Better late than never!

  • deshwani on December 10, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    Selection committee is taking very good decision now a days... like Maqsood, Bilawal, Anwar, Sharjeel and now Usman... Hope these all will be best for Pakistan.. In Shaa Allah ...

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    He would be under-cooked. Too early to call him but i hope he does well.

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    he have a great talent no doubt but need to more groom. I feel his swing works in staring overs... Good luck usman

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    Yes he is another gift of fertile fast bowling land Welcome Shunwari to International cricket.....

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    wonderful choice...and hassan , hina , umair etc..please go through your history...all the legends viz. waqar , wasim , shoaib , miandad have come up like this...and now anwar ali , bhatti , sadly amir also came up this way...unfortunately we don't have rich and on top of everything a loyal cricket board who will take care of our raw talent...if they are not sent into international arena..they will end up like saeed ajmal , misbah etc..go for it lad...go for it...we are tough and we are made like this...PAKISTAN ZINDABAD..

  • IndianInnerEdge on December 10, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    As an indian never ceased to be amazed at the continous line of quickies coming from Pak...wish my country could also get some real quicks read 145+....maybe some day.....Wishing the young guy all the best from an indian fan :)

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    he is good bowler .. i dont think he is good enough for inernational cricket ..

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    Amzing decision by PCB and I want to appreciate them for this. He is a quality bowler, may be he is not ready for Int'l zone but to give him the exposure at this level should boast his confidence and talent. Go Usman Go. Insha'Allah you will do best.

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    Wow good decision by pcb And i hope that he will be playing in both games and given chance

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:05 GMT

    good to see youngsters given chances. he might be rewarded for his good performance in final. but too early to say anything. it is just his 1st season. i dont think he will make it in 1st t20. but overall it will be good experience for him to stay with squad and learn from others .

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:05 GMT

    What a great move by PCB selectors. Pakistan needs sheer talent like him. Have watched highlights of the match where he took fiver! Good luck man and congratulations.

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:05 GMT

    A good pace bowler but it is too early to get an International call after just a single performance ....!! give him some more time...

  • on December 10, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    yes he is very talented bowler but he is not experienced i think he is played for domestic cricket

  • FHZAHID on December 10, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    Its good to see him playing for the team in UAE. However, his skills needs to be further sharpend for becoming an integral part of the team.

    At times Pakistan team was known for its strong bowling attack because of their reverse swing. The same is lacking now days. The players like Usman Khan can be groomed further for developing these skills.

  • Omar-Briganto on December 10, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    Excellent decision by PCB, I hope this guy proves himself and he can be a solid prospect for upcoming T20 world cup in Bangladesh as well. He has got pace and more importantly swing. Looking forward to see him performing well.

  • Cricketer110 on December 10, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    that's the good deciosion by selector to bring this guy.his bowling good i watched final fasal bank

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    excellent excellent excellenet excellent

  • octopus86 on December 10, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    a bit too early for him!...doesn't have experience...and he couldn't bring the ball into right-hander...need to focus on that...when M.Amir came he knew how move the ball both ways!...but this guy and Amir (when he's back) supported by Junaid Khan will be the force to be reckoned with!!

  • mainul079080 on December 10, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    Wait, Wait....This guy is turned into Wasim and Amir after just 6 matches and he gets chance into Pakistan team in the very first season(( and its the beginning of season only)! Then i have to say, either Pakistan is severe drought of pace bowler, or the Pakistanis have lost their brain.I m sure the first possibility is not correct at all. So, Pak selectors have got crazy and this is nothing but a media hype. Soon, Usman and his fans will come to know, how tough international cricket is.Better to give chances to proved customers like Talha

  • kinggxcv on December 10, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Good decision by PCB but who will be out if he is in?

  • Z.Saleem on December 10, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    somehow knew about this three days ago, but it shows that PCB is keen to help and promote young talent. Those saying that its too early to bring him in the side, should remember how Aamir (an 18 year old boy) came and showed what he can do with the ball, the younger guys only learn from playing around the senior guys and he will surely learn a lot even if he does not play a single game. So well done to the PCB selection committee.

  • Hassan2528 on December 10, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    indians will b reading this article with hands on their head that from where on earth pakistan is producing nonstop quality bowlers:)

  • Hassan2528 on December 10, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    pakistani fast bowling production factory will never stop:) welcome shinwari in the pakistan team,

  • FahadNazir on December 10, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Good inclusion, that's why these guys perform in domestic to get a chance. But what I have seen is One Way swing, on the international stage one needs to have a bag full with tricks. Still, he has to learn a lot I hope people in team will help him groom his trait. @ Shinwari Plz stay away from Shohail Tanveer.

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    its to early for me USMAN khan is A good fast bowler but this not for usman

  • ChSalman on December 10, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    Thats good decition by PCB's he is good bowler.... Insha'Allah he will be performed better for make his name in Cricket....

    2nd is that. kindly tell me about Pak- Fast Bowler Muhammad Amir. After how long period he will be came back in Team,....

    Ch Salman

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    He is genuin pacer with great outswing for RHB...... Best of luck Shinwari...

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    This is too early to throw him into the international side. This guy first needs to be looked after at NCA, groom him talent and make him even better because he has got pace, swing, and quality. Minor flaws such bowling from too wide of the crease and not bringing the ball back into the right hander must have been corrected before sending him to UAE.

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    Wow Amazing .............. Just a few years ago i saw him at my little brother's school playing school cricket. Never in a million years i thought he will reach this level...... PROUD OF HIM !!!!

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    very talented bowler, i saw him in the domestic fayisal bank t20 final and he was swing the ball miles at almost 140km/h

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    hope he will have given chance against SL

  • Solid_Snake on December 10, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    Wait...Is this Usman Khan Shinwari? Omg..This guy is a beast.It's being said that this guy could take place of Mohd.Amir..After a long time Pakistan got this Gem..Young Pacer equipped with Pace,Bounce & Deadly Control over the ball..Just imagine..It;s his First year playing in Domestic season.Hardly played 4 FC matches & made his way into the national side.He will get chance for sure...Great achievement for such a young Pacer... Best of Luck

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    Wow amazing ........ He was a classmate of my little bro...... Saw him a few times in school but never thought he will make the national team ... PROUD OF HIM !!!!

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    PCB seizing the initiative- Good job

  • kaiser1 on December 10, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    I'm thrilled to see Usman Khan Shinwari in the National squad and hopefully on national colors. A very wise decision by the selectors.He is young, energetic and full of exuberance with lots of natural talent. Congratulations to Usman Khan Shinwari and Good Luck to him. May Allah Bless this Lad. Ameen!

  • Solid_Snake on December 10, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    Wait...Is this Usman Khan Shinwari? Omg..This guy is a beast.It's being said that this guy could take place of Mohd.Amir..After a long time Pakistan got this Gem..Young Pacer equipped with Pace,Bounce & Deadly Control over the ball..Just imagine..It;s his First year playing in Domestic season.Hardly played 4 FC matches & made his way into the national side.He will get chance for sure...Great achievement for such a young Pacer... Best of Luck

  • Hassan2528 on December 10, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    thats really great decision, in the final touqeeq umer, ali waqas, rizwan ali nd misbah ul haq was clueless against him, i saw his bowling there, big out swinger of the ball against right handers nd great inswing against left handers, hopefully he will get matches to play.... gud luck boy, fast bowling production will never end from pakistan:)

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    inshAllah he will prove his potential . next wasim akram (Y)

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:15 GMT

    This is a very good decision from PCB and Usman would be a nice addition in Pakistani Attack, Wish you all the best.

  • Sachit1979 on December 10, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Good move and good exposure for youngster too. But it would make sense only when he makes a cut to playing 11.

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    That's a very good move by PCB. He's a good bowler. I've seen him in domestic. In a match in Gaddafi Stadium, He reminded me of Wasim Akram.

  • RaoFarhanPervaiz on December 10, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    Yeh Cheez... The Guy deserve that

  • RaoFarhanPervaiz on December 10, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    Yeh Cheez... The Guy deserve that

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    That's a very good move by PCB. He's a good bowler. I've seen him in domestic. In a match in Gaddafi Stadium, He reminded me of Wasim Akram.

  • Sachit1979 on December 10, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Good move and good exposure for youngster too. But it would make sense only when he makes a cut to playing 11.

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:15 GMT

    This is a very good decision from PCB and Usman would be a nice addition in Pakistani Attack, Wish you all the best.

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    inshAllah he will prove his potential . next wasim akram (Y)

  • Hassan2528 on December 10, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    thats really great decision, in the final touqeeq umer, ali waqas, rizwan ali nd misbah ul haq was clueless against him, i saw his bowling there, big out swinger of the ball against right handers nd great inswing against left handers, hopefully he will get matches to play.... gud luck boy, fast bowling production will never end from pakistan:)

  • Solid_Snake on December 10, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    Wait...Is this Usman Khan Shinwari? Omg..This guy is a beast.It's being said that this guy could take place of Mohd.Amir..After a long time Pakistan got this Gem..Young Pacer equipped with Pace,Bounce & Deadly Control over the ball..Just imagine..It;s his First year playing in Domestic season.Hardly played 4 FC matches & made his way into the national side.He will get chance for sure...Great achievement for such a young Pacer... Best of Luck

  • kaiser1 on December 10, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    I'm thrilled to see Usman Khan Shinwari in the National squad and hopefully on national colors. A very wise decision by the selectors.He is young, energetic and full of exuberance with lots of natural talent. Congratulations to Usman Khan Shinwari and Good Luck to him. May Allah Bless this Lad. Ameen!

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    PCB seizing the initiative- Good job

  • on December 10, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    Wow amazing ........ He was a classmate of my little bro...... Saw him a few times in school but never thought he will make the national team ... PROUD OF HIM !!!!