Junaid Khan reminded the legendary fast bowler of Pakistan, Wasim Akram when he bowled last over in the county championship match. He was asked by the captain since he had taken two early wickets in his spell of three over as well. During his last over the fast bowler kept the ball in the feet of the batsmen and never let them score freely.
Junaid Khan has impressed everybody including Wasim Akram who used to bowl six different deliveries in the whole over. The fast bowler did not let any batsman to take advantage of their six wickets that they had in their pocket. The last ball of the county championship requires four runs and the batting side thought they might get a boundary on the last ball of the fast bowler but they could not get a single run.
Left arm fast bowler of Pakistan cricket team has been ignored by the selectors since they thought that his pace has been reduced and he could not perform well in the last matches that he played for the country. During the season of the county championship, he was the top man for his county team and was regarded as one of the real key men.
Junaid Khan had not only given good performances in county championship but he had also bowled really spectacular when he bowled a spell in Indian against India. He swung the ball in all directions and the top order of India cricket team got shattered. Nobody knew that he could replace Muhammad Amir when he was banned in the international cricket.
That spell of Junaid Khan pushed back Indian top order and they never were able to recover from it. Pakistan won that match easily since the fast bowler really broke the back of the Indian cricketers. In England he was quite impressive too but that one impressive over was bowled way back and the selectors wanted him to get into rhythm again.
Junaid Khan Match Winning Over