Pakistan’s young speedster Naseem Shah is eager and willing to go for the challenge against a world class England batting lineup despite not knowing the names of most of them.
The Men in green are due to take on England in 3 Tests and as many Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in August-September.
While talking to reporters on Wednesday, young Shah said that he is cannot wait for his first ever England tour to start off with a bang.
“I don’t have any specific England batsman that I want to target. I don’t know the names of England batsmen except for Joe Root, but I will try to dismiss as many as possible. This is my first tour to England so I will try to make it memorable by performing well,” said Naseem.
“We have experienced bowlers who are capable of dismissing the England batting lineup,” he added.
The 17-year-old warned the England team to not underestimate him because of his age, as he aims to leave a mark with his bowling.
“If they treat me like a small kid, it will be their big loss. Age doesn’t matter, it’s my bowling that matters, so they need to take me seriously,” he said.
Shah also said he wants to be known as one of the best bowlers in international cricket.
“I want to be among the top three bowlers in the world. Our bowling coach Waqar Younis is guiding me well. I will try to increase my speed but my focus is also on my line and length,” he said.
The starlet speedster has made a rocking start to his international career which includes being the youngest pacer in history to take a five-wicket haul, in the Test series against Sri Lanka, while also becoming the youngest bowler to take a Test hat-trick, in the series against Bangladesh.