Son of legendary Pakistani bowler selected to play for an Australia XI
The son of one of the all-time great bowlers of Pakistan Abdul Qadir has been included in Australia’s Prime Minister’s XI.
Usman Qadir, son of Abdul Qadir, one of the greatest bowlers Pakistan had ever produced, is now in an Australia squad to face South Africa in a tour match in Canberra.
The Australia Prime Minister’s XI match is scheduled to appear in the day night affair against South Africa in Manuka Oval starting from October 31. South Africa will play three one-day matches and a T20 against Australia.
Peeved by the chaotic political condition in Pakistan, Usman, 25, moved to Australia in 2016 played Sydney grade cricket and also for a club in Adelaide. He played in the first class in Pakistan back then.
He grabbed 36 wickets playing six games for Sydney which put him in the eye sight of Australia coach Justin Langer and former bowler Geoff Lawson.
Qadir is now hoping to have a distinguished talent visa in time to be considered for Australia national team to play in the 2020 World Twenty20 tournament, which will be held in eight Australian cities.
Legendary figure Abdul Qadir played for Pakistan from 1977 to 1990, took 236 wickets in 67 Test cricket and is generally regarded as the country’s best-ever leg spinner.