LAHORE – Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman is simply targeted on serving to the crew win and isn’t nervous about batting at any quantity after being for the Check crew, which is able to face England and Eire in Could.
Zaman, together with 4 different uncapped gamers — Saad Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Imamul Haq and Usman Salahuddin — have been chosen within the 16-member squad, which was introduced on Sunday.
And the Mardan-born opener solely needs to serve the crew. “I’m able to bat at any quantity for the crew’s trigger,” mentioned Zaman, whereas speaking to media on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. “As knowledgeable, it’s our responsibility to play in line with the circumstances. I’ll attempt my finest to do justice regardless of the place I play.”
The left-hander is known for his attacking show and has already scored 814 runs for the Males in Inexperienced in ODIs and T20Is at a collective strike-rate of 114.54. However Zaman, who has a mean of 41.91 in 37 first-class matches, insisted that he’s appropriate for five-day format and can show to be a superb addition to the Pakistan crew.
“Check cricket is a distinct format, however I imagine I’m suited to taking part in within the longest format of the sport,” he mentioned. “I’ve a superb document in four-day cricket, which is why I imagine I shall be a superb addition to the crew.”
Speaking about situations in England, Zaman revealed that he has had good preparation throughout the ongoing coaching camp. “Circumstances in England are totally different, the place the ball doesn’t come on to the bat simply,” he mentioned. “Gamers need to make some changes and I’ve skilled onerous within the camp to beat any difficulties there.”
Zaman, who had a dream begin to his profession within the 50-over format when he scored back-to-back half-centuries throughout the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC)’s Champions Trophy final yr, believes that the expertise of taking part in in England shall be of nice use.
“I’ve performed in England already, though it was within the 50-over format,” mentioned Zaman. “However I imagine that have will assist me immensely and I don’t suppose I’ll have any issues adjusting there.”
Speaking in regards to the crew’s possibilities, Zaman is optimistic and mentioned that Pakistan can compete in opposition to powerful opposition due to a robust bowling line-up. “Our bowling line-up is fairly robust and I imagine we are able to put up a troublesome struggle,” he mentioned.-On-line