Ind vs Us ODI Series
Sameer Khan Net Bowler; Ind vs Aus: Sameer Khan is just five feet tall and turned 16 a few months ago. The Class 11 student from Kapurthala, however, harassed Australia's 20 feet <> inches tall Marcus Stoinis during a net session on Thursday. Sameer bowled left-arm spin to Stoinis for about <> minutes and it was wonderful to see a school kid harassing the international batsman. Stoinis told the young fast bowler several times, "Good bowling." The coach didn't ask me to bowl on any particular line but I bowled naturally.
He was having a little difficulty playing on the back leg. I put the ball and put it up. They were a little stuck." Sameer Khan has found a place in the probable list of Punjab Under-19 players and has been kept in a local hotel for the last two days so that he can bowl to the Australian batsmen. Sameer, son of a chadar seller in Kapurthala, said, "Yesterday I bowled to Steve Smith for a long time.
It was a great experience. Felt great. "We are four brothers and one sister and my parents are fully supportive of my decision to pursue the sport. I have played in the Punjab T20 League and got the opportunity to play seven matches in which I picked up five wickets.
With Ashton Agar not in the squad, Australia needed good practice against the finger spinners as Kuldeep Yadav will not play in the first two matches. Four left-arm spinners along with Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc bowled during Australia's net session to tackle the threat of Ravindra Jadeja.