Afghan net bowler Haque set to spice up KXIP practice | Cricket News – Times of India

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BENGALURU: Kings XI Punjab’s Afghanistan connection doesn’t finish with off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman. They’ve a brand new addition with Afghan U-19 pacer Fazal Haque set to affix the workforce within the UAE later this week as a internet bowler for the 13th version of the IPL. Haque, a left-arm pacer, was part of the nationwide workforce on the U-19 World Cup in South Africa earlier this 12 months.
Noticed by the Punjab franchise’s expertise scout, Haque acquired the nod from Anil Kumble, director cricket operations of KXIP, after watching his video.
Haque, who provides a world flavour to the web bowlers’ line-up, which principally includes home Indian gamers, hails from Baghlan province in north Afghanistan, the place cricket will not be a preferred sport. The 19-year-old’s ardour for the game stemmed from watching cricket on tv.
“Since childhood, I loved watching and enjoying cricket. I began enjoying skilled cricket in 2016 and ever since I’ve been into this cricketing journey with the need to do extra,” Haque informed TOI by means of an interpreter on Wednesday.
Haque, who counts Australian tempo service provider Mitchell Starc as his idol, is worked up to be part of the T20 league, albeit on the sidelines. “It was very pleasing information for me once I acquired the decision from Kings XI Punjab to affix them as a internet bowler. I’m glad I’ve acquired the chance as a result of IPL is a large platform for me to develop as a participant and to be with world class gamers. I am positive it’s going to be an exquisite expertise for me,” he identified.
The teen believes this chance will likely be a studying curve. “IPL is a lifetime alternative for any participant. It’s the most seen and extremely valued franchise cricket. Will probably be a fantastic alternative for me to be taught extra in regards to the sport from senior coaches and gamers on the Kings XI Punjab camp. Like Rashid (Khan), Mujeeb and (Mohammad) Nabi, I additionally wish to be part of the league sooner or later. That is a tremendous alternative and I wish to totally put it to use,” he stated.
With no left-arm pacer of their line-up, Kings XI Punjab could check Haque as an funding for the longer term.

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