Pakistan, which was once considered a poor limited over unit, has improved immensily over the last couple of the months, and one of the driving force behind that rise is the emerging pace bowler, Hasan Ali.
The land of great fast bowlers, Pakistan never fails to disappoint when it comes to producing world-class bowlers. From Fazal Mehmood to Sarfaraz Nawaz, Imran Khan to Wasim and Waqar, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif to now Muhammad Amir and Hasan Ali, Pakistan keeps on producing world beaters.
Hasan Ali, first came in to the limelight from Pakistan Super League’s 1st edition and since then, he has never looked back. Lets take a look at his sensational stats since his debut and the year 2017.
Having played just 26 ODIs, the right-arm pacer has already befuddled some of the best batting line-ups in the world. He troubled which ever side he faced, and hence became the player of the tournament in the Champions Trophy, 2017.
Hasan Ali has surpassed the great Waqar Younis to become the quickest Pakistani bowler to reach 50 ODI wickets, in just 24 games. The only bowlers who’ve achieved the feat quicker than Hasan are Ajantha Mendis, Ajit Agarkar and Mitchell McClenaghan.
In 2017, Hasan Ali 45 ODI wickets and he is the leading wicket taker this year at an average of just 19.44, the best among all bowlers.
It is because of Hasan’s brilliant year with the ball that Pakistan’s pace attack has enjoyed an average of 25.61 and a strike rate of 28.6 in ODIs this year, which is easily the best among all the pace attacks.
In 18 matches this year, Pakistan’s fast bowlers have taken 98 wickets, out of which 46% have belonged to Hasan Ali. While other fast bowlers have struck every 35.7-ball, Hasan has got a wicket after every 20.3-ball.
Hasan has an great habit of striking in the middle phase of the innings and has developed the habit of taking wickets in his first over of the innings. His average of 19.33 and strike rate of 25.73 in the middle overs speaks for itself.