Karachi: Naseem Shah will spur the Pakistan pace attack in the upcoming U-19 World Cup in South Africa.

After creating flutter during his Test debut in Australia, the16-year-old Pakistan pace sensation Naseem Shah, will now soon be seen in action in the under-19 team in next month’s World Cup in South Africa.

The head coach of the Pakistan juniors Ejaz Ahmed confirmed on Wednesday that he has asked chief selector and national bowling coach Waqar Younis to release Naseem from the senior outfit for the youth World Cup.

Naseem made his debut in the first Test at Brisbane and impressed with his pace but was then sidelined for the second day and night Test in Adelaide with Waqar insisting that it was a decision based on workload of management. He took one wicket his debut Test.

The defeated Pakistan squad is due to return from Australia by Thursday night. According to sources, Ejaz will meet Misbah and Waqar the next day to confirm on Naseem joining the camp and take a progress report about his fitness.

The youngster is now struggling with a calf muscle problem.

Curated by Aditya Nayak