Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali is excited to play alongside England bowling great James Anderson during his County Championship for Lancashire.
Ali arrived in Manchester on Saturday and will be available for six County Championship games for Lancashire, beginning with the match against Kent at Canterbury on April 14.
weather could pose bit of a problem for Ali but he is still eager to
“take a lot of wickets" for his side.
"Honestly, it's too cold for me," Ali said in a press conference. "But yeah, I have to adjust. I would like to thank the Lancashire management for the opportunity. I'm very excited and looking forward to sharing the dressing room with their players; obviously we have Jimmy bhai, Jimmy Anderson, so I'm very happy and very excited.”
"Honestly, I never spoke with him before. But now I'm going to have a lot of questions to ask him. I'm going to disturb him. [Laughs] We know he's a great bowler. He swings the ball both ways. I'm going to learn how he swings the ball both ways, especially the cross-seam ball. I'm going to learn it," he added.
The right-armer also believes that the experience of playing County Cricket will be beneficial for the Pakistan players.
"I think that is a pretty good sign for Pakistan cricket," he said. "We have nine or ten players who are going to play this season and I think that's a very good thing for us as a unit. We're going to get a lot of experience from here and we'll put it into our domestic and international cricket.”