We know you all come here for our singular insight. As such, we’re going to name a couple of Pakistan players you might want to keep an eye on in coming weeks. These are players you might not know so well, but we think they might have something of an impact during the Test series to come.
Going off their performances in the warm-up match against Somerset, it’ll be worth watching a batsman called Younus Khan and a bowler called Mohammad Amir.
Despite making his debut in 2009, Amir has somehow only played 14 Tests. He looks handy though. Here he is doing that Pakistan left-arm swing bowler thing.
— Somerset Cricket (@SomersetCCC) July 4, 2016
Now the other guy – this Younus Khan fella – he’s been about for a bit. He made his debut in 2000, at which point he looked like a weathered old gnarl-dog. And despite playing almost 400 games for his country since then, he doesn’t look a day older.
Don’t let that gnarl-dog face fool you, though. He’s as fit as a husky that’s been doing high intensity interval training. In fact (and this is true, it’s not some piece of made-up bullshit like we usually feed you), he recently said that he feels so full of vim and vigour that he’d like to play for Pakistan for another four or five years.
Okay, he didn’t say ‘vim and vigour’ – we’re paraphrasing. But it’s true that he doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon – even though he’s done so on at least nine occasions already.