Jake Weatherald, an opening batsman who plays for South Australian in first-class and List-A cricket, is eager to be a part of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL 6). The Aussie cricketer will be joining the extravaganza for the Quetta Gladiators, which is likely to begin from the first week of June in Abu Dhabi.
He has also been a crucial part of the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League (BBL) hence, Gladiators wish to see his aspiring form in the PSL 6 as well. Currently, the Gladiators rank last on the PSL 2021 Points table losing four out of five games. They will be pondering over improvement under the new addition.
Weatherald, while being in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, says that he was eager to play in Pakistan to experience the hospitality of the culture. But, playing in UAE would not be disturbing for him as it is his first opportunity for him out of the BBL.
Upon uttering about the bowling threats from a respective Pakistani bowler, he added that he would not like to face Shaheen Shah Afridi so much as he has been following his deliveries on-screen that thunders him on witnessing.
He added that the pacer Hasan Ali might come next in line, however, coming against these two Pakistani bowlers will be an ‘awesome experience for him. Jake considers it as an opportunity to analyze his weak points facing the local yet skilled talent.
Jake Weatherald does not want to face this Pakistani bowler
“I can’t say I want to face Shaheen too much. I have watched him quite a bit and he looks like a quality bowler. Hasan Ali looks like an awesome competitor as well. So to come up against them and do well would be awesome. As a young batsman, it would be really great to take them down but it would also be an opportunity to face them and see what I need to work on and need to get better at,” he said.