A leg-spinner is known to have a few tricks up his sleeve, but a bouncer is not something that you would think, would be a part of it. For 19-year old leg-spinner Qais Ahmad, a bouncer certainly seems to be a part of his armoury, for twice now, he has shown he can bowl a fast bouncer.
In the recently concluded Abu Dhabi T10 League, Qais Ahmad was seen bowling one to Andre Russell. Ahamd is now playing for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019/20, and he is ready ti unveil his tricks.
During the match between Hobart and Melbourne Renegades on Tuesday, Qais Ahmed bowled another bouncer which this time, not only surprised the batsman but also his wicket-keeper Ben McDermott.
In the ninth over, Ahmad bowled a bouncer to Shaun Marsh who was batting on 31. It was clocked at over 121 kmph and McDermott’s miss behind the stumps gave four runs to the Renegades.
A video of the fast bouncer was obtained on Twitter.
Qais Ahmad surprised everyone with this … but did he give the keeper the secret signal!? 🤔🤔
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 24, 2019
The match eventually ended in favour of the Hurricanes. Melbourne were bowled out for 147 runs James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis and Riley Meredith contributing with three wickets each for the Hurricanes. McDermott led the way for Hobart with a 74-run stand for the third wicket with D’Arcy Short. After Short was dismissed for 60, Miller joined McDermott to see the Hurricanes home. McDermott reached his half century, while Miller finished with 25 off 15 ball, including a huge six that went out of the ground.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 24, 2019