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Sydney Thunder: Muhammad Hasnain joins the Thunder Nation

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Thunder has boosted its squadron of pace bowlers by adding Pakistan’s 20-year-old T20I speed sensation Muhammad Hasnain to the club’s roster

Sydney Thunder has boosted its squadron of pace bowlers for this summer’s assault on KFC Big Bash League by adding Pakistan’s 21-year-old T20I speed sensation Muhammad Hasnain to the club’s roster.

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He joins a Thunder squad which already boasts quality pace bowlers Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Saqib Mahmood, Chris Tremain, Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, and Brendan Doggett.

In 2019 Hasnain declared his arrival as a future star in 2019 when, at just 19, he entered the sport’s record books as the youngest bowler to take a hattrick in a T20I match. The paceman from Hyderabad achieved that feat against Sri Lanka.

In the same year, Hasnain lit up both the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) by bowling the fastest deliveries recorded in each competition. He launched a 151 km/h rocket for the Quetta Gladiators, and a 155.1 km/h rocket for Trinbago Knight Riders.

While he’s already renowned for his speed, Hasnain also enjoys a healthy reputation for his unerring accuracy.

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According to Thunder’s Ben Cutting, who played alongside the youngster at Quetta, Hasnain is certain to ‘hurry up’ plenty of BBL batters – if given the opportunity.

“He bowls fast; easily at 150 km/h,” said Cutting. “He’s a lovely young kid, and his team back home is keen for him to learn about the game and to also come out here and bowl fast.

“Muhammad is going to love bowling in Australia. We have faster pitches and bigger boundaries – conditions that are far more conducive to bowling fast than they are in Pakistan.

“I have no doubt he’s going to enjoy the experience, and I know he’ll be a tremendous addition to Sydney Thunder’s squad.”

CNSW Head of Male Cricket, Michael Klinger, described Hasnain as a player who is certain to excite the Thunder Nation.

He’s a fast bowler who bowls with extreme pace and has fantastic T20 skills and variations,” said Klinger ahead of Hasnain’s arrival.

“At such a young age he’s already taken a T20I hattrick for Pakistan, and he’s performed well for Quetta in the Pakistan Super League.”

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