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16-Year-Old Naseem Shah Set To Make Test Debut Today

BRISBANE: Teenage bowling sensation Naseem Shah will become one of the youngest cricketers to play a Test after Pakistan captain Azhar Ali confirmed Wednesday the 16-year-old will make his debut at the Gabba.

Shah, who opted to remain on tour after his mother died last week, made the grade for Thursday’s first Test after impressing with an eight-over spell against Australia A in Perth.

“We are definitely looking to play him — he is bowling really well,” Azhar said ahead of the series opener in Brisbane.

Only handful of players have made their debut aged 16, including Sachin Tendulkar who went on to become an Indian batting legend.