Yasir Hameedindia Updated: Oct 23, 2006 17:51 IST
Somehow, Pakistan has this gift of producing extremely gifted young players. Yasir Hameed is one of the latest additions, and centuries in both innings of his first Test speak for themselves, even if they were against Bangladesh in 2003.
He does not have the bulk of his skipper Inzamam, but great hand-eye coordination give him exemplary timing. His stay in international cricket has been short so far, but he has shown a cool head and the ability to change his game according to situations. Also a very capable fielder.
Quick in the field with a safe pair of hands, Yasir is also a useful addition to Pakistan’s slip cordon.
Strengths: Good technique; can bat in various gears; good temperament
Weaknesses: We shall have to see - he has hardly had much exposure yet
What others say: "His temperament proves he has the talent to go places." Haroon Rashid, Pakistan team manager.