Pakistan Under-19 team captain Qasim Akram is very impressed with the game of Team India captain K Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli). Akram says that he wants to play the role of match finisher like Kohli and compatriot Babar Azam.
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Qasim has been named captain of the Pakistan team for the upcoming Bangladesh tour. The Pakistan team will play four-day and five 50-over matches this month on this tour. These matches will be played in Sylhet and Dhaka.
The 18-year-old Lahore player was discovered by coach Ijaz Ahmed in the ICC Under-19 World Cup last year. Qasim scored 93 in the World Cup held in South Africa and also took 3 wickets for 31 runs.
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‘Favorite cricketer is Virat Kohli’
Pakistan Cricket has posted a video of a minute and 15 seconds of Akram on his YouTube channel in which he recounts his past and how he made his foray into cricket. Akram said, ‘It is a big thing for me in the circumstances in which I have reached here. I want to do well in the World Cup. I want to play for Pakistan ahead. My favorite cricketers are Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. I see a lot of innings of them. He is also a very good man finisher, especially Virat Kohli. I also want to play long innings and benefit the team.
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The next U-19 World Cup is to be held in the West Indies. Qasim is eyeing the World Cup. The 2020-21 domestic season has been a great one for this player. Qasim played 8 First Class, 12 List A and 10 T20 matches this season. He has been linked with the season by the Pakistan Super League franchise Karachi Kings.
462 runs scored in 12 matches
50 overs, in List A format (Pakistan Cup), Qasim scored 462 runs in 12 matches for Central Punjab, including one century and three fifties. During this time, his strike rate was more than 101.