HAMBANTOTA (Agencies) - Pakistan young fast bowler Junaid Khan is all charged up to make his mark as the Men in Green get ready to take on Kenya in their ICC World Cup 2011 opening game at Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The 21-year-old speedster could make his One day International debut if he is selected in Pakistan's first group game against Kenya. Khan will be looking to impress after taking a stupendous three-wicket haul against England in a warm-up match before the start of the World Cup. The left-arm medium fast bowler is keen to make sure that he lives up to the expectations of being amongst the country's most promising crop of young fast bowlers in recent years alongside Aamir. Khan looks up to Aamir, having adopted the fiery pace from the young bowler. He long dreamed of sharing the big stage with Aamir; however, his dream has been shattered since his fellow left-arm pacer has been banned from all forms of cricket for five years. However Khan, who was selected for the 15-man World Cup squad after Sohail Tanvir was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury, is focusing on performing for his country as Pakistan seek redemption after a series of controversies and poor performances rocked the nation in 2010. The young fast bowler also highlighted the importance of potentially playing in the Sri Lankan conditions where he played an unofficial Test match against Sri Lanka in 2010, claiming 9 wickets for 83 runs. "It is a lucky ground for me for that match and another against Sri Lanka's Champions League team against whom I took five wickets," Khan added. Depending on the conditions on Wednesday (today) Khan is likely to add to the pace attack of Pakistan alongside Wahab Riaz and Umar Gul. The 21-year-old is now aiming to step into the shoes of his friend and fellow new-ball bowler at under-19 level M Aamir, who is serving a five-year ban on charges of corruption. "I wish I was given a chance with Aamir," said the paceman from Swabi, a small town in Pakistan's troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. "But it's fate. I am happy to be part of the Pakistan team and want to do my best." "We started our careers almost at the same time and were part of Pakistan's junior team for the under-19 World Cup in 2008 when we became good friends," said Junaid of Aamir, a fellow left-armer. Aamir modelled his action on legendary left-arm paceman Wasim Akram, but Junaid learnt from another Pakistan great, paceman Imran Khan, by watching YouTube clips. "When I started cricket I used to watch Imran's videos on YouTube and was enamoured by his personality and his bowling and learnt a lot of things through the website as there were limited opportunities in my town," said Junaid. Former chief selector Iqbal Qasim said it had been difficult to choose between Aamir and Junaid. "When we were picking the national team in 2009, it was difficult for us to pick one of the two promising pacemen, both left-armers and with huge potential, but in the end Aamir showed more spark and was selected," said Qasim. But the selectors knew it would be only a matter of time before Junaid got his chance. His 167 wickets in just 35 first-class matches are ample proof of his qualities as a fast bowler. When Pakistan take the field at the Mahinda Rajapakse stadium in Hambantota only Junaid will have an idea of what to expect from the pitch as he played there for Pakistan 'A' last year. He took nine wickets in the match in a lost cause against Sri Lanka 'A' but that was enough to catch the eye of the selectors. Junaid may not get his chance in Pakistan's first match against Kenya with Pakistan set to name a full-strength side but is aiming to seize his chance when he gets an opportunity. "I am happy to play in such a big event and whenever I am given a chance I will try to do something special and make a name for myself," Junaid vowed. Pakistan coach Waqar Younis praised Junaid's energy levels. "Junaid Khan has extraordinary energy levels and is bowling well. I am sure he will go places at international level," said Waqar.