Shahnawaz Dahani, the emerging player, who got selected in the Multan Sultan‘s squad, is likely to get his maiden international call. The player delivered in-line balls and attracted appraises for him. The evaluations turned out to be positive on him as his bowls were judged extremely vigorous.
The social media forums talked about his bowling and he got trending. His celebrations with Carlos Braithwaite were spotted majorly and people were loving them. However, his economy has not remained as inspiring as he was praised.
Having played in 4 innings of 4 matches, Dahani took 9 wickets yielding 155 runs at an economy of 10.33. When the praises crossed the limits, many people said that the lad should not be overhyped as the economy is not balanced.
He grabbed a warm welcome to his home, Larkana, as the videos went viral. Playing only a few matches, Dahani has got a vast fan base. He had the potential of bowling over 145 clicks and is considered as one of those players set to represent the country in the future.
Here is the video:
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Shahnawaz Dahani PSL debut:
Shahnawaz has one of the most memorable debuts in Pakistan Super League (PSL) history as he stepped onto the field for Multan Sultans in their match against Peshawar Zalmi. He had the figures of 2-44, but before he ended up with poor figures, he was bowling brilliantly.
An excerpt from domestic:
Watch the video, splendid bowling by Shahnawaz Dahani.
What he has to say about his career?
“One day, an official of Larkana Regional Cricket came to the village and invited me to go to Larkana U-19 trials after seeing my bowling. When I gave trials, I did not have the shoes and socks were given to me by my friend. I had not played hardball cricket till then, but I overcame the problems and played in the inter-district tournament,” Dhani said
Mohammad Waseem is also likely to get an international call:
Despite all of it, Dahani is the third-highest wicket-taker in the HBL PSL 6. The tournament has recently been called off temporarily but it might continue soon. Along with Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Waseem Jnr is likely to get a call as the Pakistan tour of South Africa is not far away.
The CEO of the PCB, Mohammad Wasim will be revealing the squads for the Pak tour of SA along with the series against Zimbabwe.
Why emerging players?
Seeking to add the emerging and domestic talent, the initiative of the PCB is to dig out the best of performances so they can be utilized in the ICC T20 World Cup to be played later this year.
As the PSL 6 was coiled up after winding up only fourteen matches, the PCB is likely to examine the player performance to name them in the upcoming series.
Is Shahnawaz Dahani to get his maiden international call?
Daily Jung, a reliable source of News reported that the two emerging players, Dahani and Waseem might be seen on an international level in Pak vs SA.
Along with it, Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim are likely to get back to the tour after missing the recently winded-up international series. Notably, the matches will be played under Babar Azam’s captaincy this time as he has recovered his injured thumb successfully.
Notably, the news is only officialized by reliable sources but not by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) itself.
When Pak tour of SA will commence?
The tour will be proceeded in as many as two venues of South Africa due to the COVID restrictions. It is to begin by the first week of April.
Pakistan tour of South Africa April 2021:
1st ODI: Date: 2nd April, Day: Friday, Time: 4:00 PM, Venue: Centurion
2nd ODI: Date: 4th April, Day: Sunday, Time: 1:00 PM, Venue: Johannesburg
3rd ODI: Date: 7th April, Day: Wednesday, Time: 4:00 PM, Venue: Centurion
1st T20I: Date: 10th April, Day: Saturday, Time: 5:30 PM, Venue: Johannesburg
2nd T20I: Date: 12th April, Day: Monday, Time: 9:30 PM, Venue: Johannesburg
3rd T20I: Date: 14th April, Day: Wednesday, Time: 9:30 PM, Venue: Centurion
4th T20I: Date: 16th April, Day: Friday, Time: 9:30 PM (GMT), Venue: Centurion
Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe April 2021:
The schedule will be released and updated soon: As of now, no timings or venues are known
1st Test: Date: TBD, Day: TBD, Time: TBD, Venue: TBD
2nd Test: Date: TBD, Day: TBD, Time: TBD, Venue: TBD
1st T20I: Date: TBD, Day: TBD, Time: TBD, Venue: TBD
2nd T20I: Date: TBD, Day: TBD, Time: TBD, Venue: TBD
3rd T20I: Date: TBD, Day: TBD, Time: TBD, Venue: TBD
Matches are expected to get started from the third week of April
Will Dhani be a part of Test cricket?
Dhani has been a part of first-class cricket since 2019. Not having much experience, the authority might keep him away from Test cricket as of now. He has 27 wickets to his name only in 8 matches. Notably, he has an economy of only 3.68 with an average of 33.7.
However, seeking his impressive stats, Shahnawaz Dahani is eligible to compete with the pace line-up in red-ball cricket/ having 27 wickets in 8 matches is not so rare although but he has better four-five days matches stats than limited-overs cricket.
On the other hand, Dahani took 5 wickets in 4 matches of list-A cricket. It has not been so impressive yet there are chances for him to be a T20I participant in the future series.
Will Shahnawaz Dahani play ICC T20I World Cup 2021?
The answer is probably no because not so experienced lad would be a risk to feature directly in the biggest event. Although the mission of the PCB is to prepare future talent but getting him to choose for the world event will not be a smart move.
It is possible that preparations under limited-over format international series can name him in the 2023 World Cup squad or the later editions.