Bilal Ahmad

Sopore boy selected as net bowler for England’s test team

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Sopore: A boy from Sopore has been selected as net bowler for the test team of England.
Mateen Ahmad Teli, who was continuously rejected by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), has now been selected as net bowler for England’s test team ahead of the second test against New Zealand played at Trent bridge stadium in England.
Mateen has got a couple of wickets, including the wicket of Johny Bairstow and he took the wicket of Zak Crawley, a top order batsman.
After taking these wickets during net practice, Mateen was praised by England’s coach Paul Collingwood and his family members, friends and relatives congratulated him for bringing laurels to the Valley.
Soon after the news of his selection spread in the area, Mateen’s pictures and videos showcasing his bowling action during net practice hit social media.
In his message to the youth of J&K, Mateen said the youth of Valley should focus on their career and should not leave any stone unturned till they achieve their goal.


Bilal Ahmad

Bilal Ahmad is a reporter and covers city beat and sports, can be contacted [email protected].

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