The 22-year-old Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain has been cleared to bowl in international cricket again after his bowling action was assessed, where he bowled three overs under the supervision and his elbow extension was found to be within the allowable limit.
In particular, his elbow extension has decreased from 17-24 degrees to 12-13 degrees. On February 4, the International Cricket Council (ICC) declared Mohammad Hasnain’s bowling action to be illegal, and he was banned from cricket.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain cleared to bowl in international cricket
It should be noted that the express pacer was barred from participating in any form of cricket after an ICC bowling action test in Lahore on January 21, 2022. An independent expert from Cricket Australia (CA) verified and reviewed the report, calling Hasnain’s bowling action ‘illegal.’
After making a few changes to his bowling action, the right-arm pacer was tested again on May 21 at the same testing facility in Lahore, where he was verified by experts before receiving a clean chit from the PCB on June 9 (Thursday). While competing in Cricket Australia’s domestic cricket competition in January, Hasnain’s bowling action was reported.
“The test report, which has been reviewed and verified by the Cricket Australia’s independent expert, had found his bowling action to be within the permitted degree,” the board said.
In international cricket, the 22-year-old has appeared in eight One-Day Internationals for Pakistan, taking 12 wickets at an average of 37.91. In 50-over cricket, he has a five-wicket haul. He has played 18 T20I matches for the Men in Green, taking 17 wickets at an average of 30.70. He has yet to play for Pakistan in the game’s longest format.
Now that his action has been cleared, the express pacer will look to do well on the domestic circuit in order to reclaim his spot in the national squad. Meanwhile, on June 10, Pakistan will play the West Indies in the second One-Day International.