When last the ODI World Cup was played in South Asia, in 2011, five of the top seven wicket-takers in that tournament were spin bowlers. In the recent Asia Cup, however, in which more matches were played in Colombo (a notoriously spin-friendly venue) than any other venue, five of the top seven wicket-takers were seam bowlers.
Hasan, 29, was player of the tournament when Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, but lost his place as Naseem, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi formed the main pace attack.
Naseem was ruled out of the Asia Cup after suffering the injury during a tournament match against India in Colombo last Sunday.
Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the Asia Cup with a shoulder injury, the team said on Wednesday ahead of their must-win Super Four clash.
Pakistan has called up reserves for injured fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah after the pair did not turn out to bat in the team's loss to India in the Asia Cup.
Chasing 301 for a series clinching win, Pakistan reached their destination with one ball to spare, riding on Imam-ul-Haq’s 105-ball 91.
Former Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait praised Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah and stated that the speedster could nearly be the best fast bowler he has ever seen at such a young age.
Naseem Shah’s father Abbas Shah has only one piece of advice to his son and that is to stay humble and never forget his son.
Pakistan's highly rated teenage fast bowler Naseem Shah was taken to hospital with an infection and will miss the fifth Twenty20 international against England later Wednesday, said a cricket board spokesman.