England's popular ‘Bazball’ mode of playing Test cricket saw serious challenge in the form of young Pakistan bowler Abrar Ahmed, who stunned visitors on Day 1 of the second Test in Multan on December 9 (Friday). Ben Stokes-led side dominated the series opener with their aggressive game and posted enough runs on board to eventually take 1-0 lead in the bilateral contest but had a troubled start to their second game as the leggy hunted down seven of the English batters.
The 24-year-old made a remarkable debut in the Multan Test as he wreaked havoc among England's batting lineup by dismissing the likes of Zak Crawley (19), Ben Duckett (63), Ollie Pope (60), Joe Root (8), Harry Brook (9), Ben Stokes (30), and Will Jacks (31), and restricted visitors to 281/10 in 51.4 overs.
As said by Pakistan skipper Babar Azam that Multan surface will provide lot of assistance to the spinners, Abrar Ahmed proved his captain right by trapping majority of the batters with his sharp turns. Let’s look at the all the available information regarding the Pakistan debutant.
Full Name: Abrar Ahmed
Date of Birth: October 16, 1998
Age: 24 years plus
Batting style: Left-handed
Bowling style: Leg-break googly
5 fer: 7
Abrar Ahmed was the leading wicket-taker in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2022-23 by bagging 43 wickets for Sindh in seven matches at an average of 21.95. He picked up as many as five 5-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul which earned him a national call.