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Sport Pakistan teen breaks down prior to Test debut

03:45  21 november  2019
03:45  21 november  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

Smith ready to test Pakistan pacemen

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Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has high hopes for Naseem Shah as the 16-year-old prepares to make his Test debut against Australia. Azhar praised the seamer's technical abilities and mental strength after the teenager suffered a personal tragedy following the recent death of his mother.

For a cricketer to score a century (100 runs or more) on his Test match debut is considered a notable achievement, and as of November 2018, it has been accomplished 107 times by 105 players.

Tandon Doss et al. looking at a cell phone: Naseem Shah fights back tears after being presented with his first Test cap. © Getty Naseem Shah fights back tears after being presented with his first Test cap. Pakistan debutant Naseem Shah has fought back tears after being presented with his first Test cap by Pakistan legend Waqar Younis, prior to the opening day's play against Australia in Brisbane.

The 16-year-old made history by becoming the youngest player ever to debut against Australia and the ninth youngest debutant in Test history. It's been an emotional month for Shah whose mother passed away last week during Pakistan's tour match against Australia A.

While receiving his Test cap, Shah's teammates rallied behind him as the teenage struggled to hide his emotions after a tough week.

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  Teen quick has Pakistan teammates' backing He's only 16 but Pakistan tearaway Naseem Shah has done more than enough to prove to his teammates he has the mentality for Test cricket. Likened to Dennis Lillee, Shah's express spell a week ago in Perth against Australia A caught the eye and left Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja ducking and weaving.

The Pakistan cricket team visited Ireland in May 2018 to play a Test match against the Ireland cricket team. It was the first Test match played by the Ireland men's team since they were awarded Test status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June 2017.

Not even a spirited late-order recovery by Pakistan could dent Ireland's pride as their men's side finally made a long-awaited Test debut on Saturday. And having waited more than a century for Ireland's first Test wicket, two then came along at once as new-ball duo Boyd Rankin and Tim Murtagh struck

"The young man lost his mother just over a week ago. He came out and bowled in the tour match two days later," said Fox Cricket's Adam Gilchrist.

"What amazing scenes. An emotional time. Really exciting for Pakistan this group of young fast bowlers."

The teenager was pulled from the three-day match but later returned to the side after speaking to his family, who gave him the green light to continue.

Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan declared the teenage has full support from the team.

"He spoke to his family and they said 'this is where your mum would have wanted you to be' ... Everyone has rallied around him, keeping a close eye on him, making sure he's OK," Wasim told the Sydney Morning Herald.

The pace bowler has big wraps on him with the great Dennis Lillee singling the teenager out as one of the players he's looking forward to seeing this series. Speaking on Macquarie Sports Radio, former Australian captain Ian Chappell said he'd spoken to the fast bowling legend, who watched Naseem bowl in Perth last week.

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Teenage bowling sensation Naseem Shah will become one of the youngest cricketers to play a Test after Pakistan captain Azhar Ali confirmed Wednesday the 16-year-old will make his debut at the Gabba. Shah, who opted to remain on tour after his mother died last week

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"I got a call from Dennis Lillee yesterday and he was really excited about Naseem Shah," Chappell said

"He said, 'I only saw two overs, but I really liked what I saw.'

"One of the things he liked in Shah was that he's the most side on that he's seen a bowler for in a long time.

"He got really excited and said, 'I loved that the batsmen had to play two balls right in front of their face and I absolutely loved that.'"

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Warner breaks Bradman record with triple ton .
David Warner has broken Donald Bradman's record for highest score at the Adelaide Oval, with the Australian opener scoring a triple century in the second Test against Pakistan. © AAP The New South Welshman reached the milestone in just 389 balls.https://twitter.com/CastleCric/status/1200665646234664960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/js_kay/status/1200665519449243649?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwWarner cruised past Bradman's score of 299, which was posted at the ground almost 88 years ago.The left-hander is the first batsman to ever score 300 at the ground, and was on 308 shortly before the dinner break.

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