3 Pakistani Cricketers Who Came of Age in 2017

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With 2017 about to come to an end here is a look at the top three Pakistani cricketers who were not only able to consolidate their place in the playing eleven but who also came of age this year.

Harris Sohail
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Harris Sohail made a comeback against Sri Lanka in 2017 and immediately consolidated his position in the Test side by performing well throughout the series.

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This 28 year old left-hander is likely to be a regular feature of Pakistan’s Test side in 2018. An injury or two might also allow him a place in Pakistan’s One Day International (ODI) middle order.

Shadab Khan
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Shadab Khan rose to fame following a ring of outstanding performances in the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, the youngster didn’t just stop there and produced a number of decent performances throughout the year at the international level. Hence, he is among the most popular of all emerging cricketers in the country.

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Shadab is likely to remain active with Pakistan’s limited overs’ squad during 201.8 However, he might still have to wait a little before he is able to become a regular member of Pakistan’s Test squad.

Hassan Ali
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From being a stock bowler in limited overs’ cricket to becoming a wicket-taker, Hassan Ali is now a force to reckon with at the international level. Not only has he come a long way during the ongoing year but he has also taken over the leader’s role in Pakistan’s pace attack.

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Hassan Ali then only has to remain fit to continue playing for Pakistan in 2018 across all three formats.