Thundering BBL for Muhammad Hasnain
The youngster made his debut in Big Bash League this year. Muhammad Hasnain played for Sydney Thunder and it won’t be wrong to say that his bowling was no less than a thunder. In his very first game, he took three wickets in the opening over. He was pretty impressive in the other games too as he was able to send 7 batsmen back to the pavilion with an economy rate of 6.00.
The twist in the story
But things took a turn when his action was reported by the BBL umpires. In his final match, the captain of an opponent theme also accused him of chucking and said “nice throw mate”
Later, after he went through the biomechanical testing in Lahore, it was decided by the Lahore University of Management Sciences that his action breached the ICC 15-degree limit.
This was also confirmed by Pakistan’s governing body
“The PCB today received a formal and detailed report from Cricket Australia on Mohammad Hasnain’s assessment test, which stated his elbow extension for his good length delivery, full-length delivery, slow bouncer and bouncer exceeded the 15-degree limits.”
He waved goodbye to cricket for a while
Muhammad Hasnain then could also not feature in this year’s PSL and was also ruled out of Pakistan’s home series against the Kangaroos. He then immediately started working with a bowling consultant to fix his action.
Clearance of action by ICC
On 9th June, Muhammad Hasnain’s action was cleared by ICC. PCB also stated that now his elbow extension was within the 15-degree limit set and did not break any rules of ICC. His test report was also sent to Cricket Australia and the game’s apex body.
Signed by Oval Invincibles and Worcestershire
Soon after that, things started to look bright for the 21-year-old man. Muhammad Hasnain was signed by Oval Invincibles in the Hundred. He was their wildcard pick.
His remarks regarding his selection are as followed:
“I’m overjoyed to be joining Oval Invincibles. The Hundred looked like great fun last year and I can’t wait to get involved. The opportunity to play alongside stars like Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, and the Curran brothers [Sam and Tom] is hugely exciting. I’m really looking forward to getting back out on the field again.”
Next up, he was picked by Worcestershire, the County cricket club. This was the second time he was signed in the month of June.