In the County Championship 2022, Pakistan cricketers have put in some impressive performances, with wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammed Rizwan and Hasan Ali leading the way. Ali has been dominating the charts in particular. With 24 wickets in four matches, including two five-wicket hauls, the Pakistan pacer is the top wicket-taker. Ali was brought in by Lancashire for this season and has shown to be a valuable member of the squad. Veteran England seamer James Anderson praised the pacer, calling his Lancashire colleague an “amazing great.”

“Hasan Ali is an incredible icon, a fantastic bowler and a lovely man.” He’s swift and gives all he’s got, every ball. For Lancashire, he’s been fantastic. In April, he was named Player of the Month for Lancashire, and he has talent. Bowling with him has been a blast. When you observe how individuals function and what they do, you may learn a lot from someone you have never played with before. “He’s been asking me a lot of questions about what I do, but I’ve also been observing him and learning from him,” Anderson told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“All he cares about is cricket and bowling.” When you sign an overseas player, you never know whether they’re coming for the money or for the experience of the circumstances. But he really enjoys cricket and would bowl all day if asked. “He will never refuse the captain or say I am weary or need a break,” he continued.

Ali had a strong showing earlier this season in an English County Division One match against Lancashire and Gloucestershire. In the first innings, the Pakistani speedster took six wickets and shattered the middle-stump into two pieces.