Muhammad Hasnain is a pace bowler from Pakistan. He was born on 5 April 2000 in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. He is a 19-year-old who is catching everyone’s eye after bowling consistently around 150 kph in the Pakistan Super League. He has been included in Pakistan’s preliminary squad for the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England.
He is the son of a former First Class cricketer. He has represented the national team in U16 and U19 competitions at a very young age. However, he had to take a break from bowling because of his back injuries. He trained at the National Cricket Academy and then started playing First Class cricket.
He made his First Class debut in the 2018-19 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy where he represented Pakistan Television. He got to play only a couple of matches and his combined figures in the competition were 51.5-13-110-3.
He was then picked up by the Quetta Gladiators to play in the Pakistan Super League 2019 owing to his pace. His performances in the competition earned him an ODI cap.
Hasnain made his ODI debut against Australia at Sharjah on 24 March 2019. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first. They posted 284/7 in their 50 overs with the help of Mohammad Rizwan (115) and Shoaib Malik (60). Australia cruised to victory as their openers Usman Khawaja (88) and captain Aaron Finch (153*) were in scintillating form. The duo shared a 2019-run opening partnership and made the chase look easy. Hasnain bowled 9 overs and conceded 54 runs without taking a wicket. Australia won the match by 8 wickets.
He has represented Pakistan Television in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, which is Pakistan’s premier First Class tournament.
In the PSL, he played for the Quetta Gladiators in the 2019 edition. He managed to take 12 wickets in 7 matches with best bowling figures of 3/30. He also bowled one of the five maiden overs of the tournament. He was the ninth-highest wicket-taker of the season.