The 18-year-old spin sensation Rehan Ahmed became part of the headlines when his name was included in England’s Test squad for a three-match Test series starting on December 1. Ahmed was England’s second-highest wicket-taker at the Under-19 World Cup 2022 in New Zealand. The youngster took 12 wickets from the 4 matches he played in the World Cup. However, England lost the final against India by 4 wickets.
Ahmed impressed the coaching staff with his attitude and genuine potential during the three-day warm-up fixtures for England Lions in the training camp in Abu Dhabi and has been added to the senior squad.
He will be the youngest player to debut for the English side if he gets the chance to play in the series under Ben Stoke's leadership. Pakistan is hosting this Test series and England would be looking to play a wrist spinner there.
‘I think we will be commentating on you very soon’: Shane Warne
Former Legendary spinner Shane Warne, who sadly passed away earlier this year, was seen telling the youngster that he is going to keep an eye on him and will be commentating on him very soon. He also predicted that Rehan will be playing first-class cricket at the age of 15.
"That is awesome man! Really, really good, I am going to keep a close eye on you. I think we will be commentating on you very soon. I think you are going to be playing first-class cricket by the age of 15!" Warne said.
Watch the video here :
This old video of Shane Warne telling a 13-year-old Rehan Ahmed that he'll be playing first-class cricket by 15 is really quite heartwarming.pic.twitter.com/K4uwxrqJ3r— Yas Rana (@Yas_Wisden) November 24, 2022
England Men’s Test squad for Pakistan tour: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed
Pakistan Men’s Test Squad against England: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shan Masood, Saud Shakeel, Salman Agha, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abrar Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Nawaz, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Ali.