Pakistan bowling coach and former Australian pacer Shaun Tait has heaped praise on his young bowlers, singling out right-arm pacer Naseem Shah who he said reminds him of his younger self.

With Pakistan England series and ICC men’s T20 world cup 2022 just around the corner, Tait lauded Pakistan’s pacers’ energy.

“Pakistan fast bowlers have their natural abilities. They like to keep things simple but they’ve got so much ability and have a lot of flair. So, that’s already ingrained in these guys,” he said.

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Admiring the emerging pacer Naseem Shah, he said, “In some ways, he reminds me of myself when I was a younger cricketer. He’s sort of free-spirited. But I wasn’t as intelligent. I think you’ve all seen his natural abilities and skill with the new ball.”

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Speaking about another paceman, Haris Rauf, who seemed at his absolute best in Asia Cup 2022, Tait said, “He’s got the pace, he’s got the swing, he’s got the aggression, all that stuff and we just talked about being more consistent in his areas and bowling in the right areas that were going to make it difficult for the batsman and be more consistent doing that. We worked and we talked about his death bowling a lot and worked on his death bowling as well but they’re just the usual things.”