Kashmiri fast bowler Samiullah Dar has joined the England cricket team as a net bowler for the ongoing World Cup 2023, according to Kashmir Sports Watch.
Hailing from Srinagar, Dar’s journey with the English team began in Delhi, where he practiced with the squad before traveling with them to Mumbai. His next destination is Bangalore, where the team is set to participate in their upcoming match.
This isn’t Dar’s first experience as a net bowler, as he also fulfilled a similar role for the Kolkata Knight Riders during the 2023 IPL season. Despite his impressive skills as a right-arm fast bowler, he is still awaiting the opportunity to represent the state team of Jammu and Kashmir. Samiullah Dar’s presence as a net bowler with the England team highlights the growing recognition of talent from regions not traditionally associated with international cricket