Hamid Hassan and Mohammad Nabi, two shining stars of Afghanistan, have renewed their acquaintance with the best in world cricket after appearing for the MCC against Pakistan at Lord's. Sourav Ganguly, Chris Jarris, Ian Harvey, Brian Lara and Chaminda Vaas were among their illustrious team-mates as the MCC lost by just 6 runs, chasing 165 in a Twenty20 match.

Hamid Hassan takes on South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 2010

"It was a great experience," said off-spinning all-rounder Nabi after bowling four overs for 18 and taking the wicket of Kamran Akmal in a full-strength Pakistan line-up. Hamid Hassan didn't fare so well with the new ball, finding it hard to adjust to the Lord's slope in his run-up and went for 42 off his three overs, but he did hold a good catch to dismiss Salman Butt.

Mohammad Nabi
Nabi is arguably of a class to play in any international one-day side and Hamid isn't far behind, both having impressed significantly during the recently completed ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies. Hamid was the most economical bowler in World Twenty20 2010. His seven overs, against India and South Africa, cost just 4.14 runs each and he took the wickets of Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, J.P. Duminy and Murali Vijay. The two next join their team-mates for Afghanistan's fixtures in the ICC Pepsi World Cricket League Division 1 in the Netherlands.

MCC v Pakistan, Lord’s
Marylebone Cricket Club
Mohammad Nabi Becomes Second Afghan To Play For MCC

Filed June 29th, 2010