September 17, 1991, Muridke, Punjab
Right hand bat
Right arm medium fast
Bilawal Bhatti is a promising allrounder who can bowl at over 140 kph, and can also hit the ball a fair distance lower down the order. He made his ODI debut against South Africa in Cape Town in 2013, and made his mark immediately with both bat and ball, biffing 39 off 25 balls, and taking 3 for 37 in a Pakistan win.
Born in Muridke, a small town 40 km away from Lahore, Bhatti was thought to be good enough for international cricket well before he actually played for Pakistan. He made his first-class debut in 2009, and made his mark in the 20 matches he played for Sialkot, taking 89 wickets at 26. His better all-round performances, though, came with Sui Gas: in 17 matches with them before his ODI debut, he bagged 72 wickets at 19.33, and also scored two first-class centuries. He was called up into the national team when in good form, having smacked a century and a half-century, and also taken nine wickets in three games in the ongoing President Trophy 2013-14.
Unlike some of the other Pakistan bowlers, height isn't one of his assets (he's only 5 feet 6 inches tall), but his strength is the ability to nip the ball in sharply at good pace. As a batsman he is handy at No. 7 or 8, and is known for his clean hitting against spin.
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