Pakistan pace bowler, Junaid Khan, is vying for a comeback in the Pakistan national cricket team after impressive performances in the National T20 Cup. Junaid Khan last played an ODI in May 2019 in a series against England after which he was dropped from Pakistan’s World Cup squad. The pacer’s last T20 appearance for the Men in Green was in 2014 — and has played nine T20Is.
I have the option of playing county cricket: Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan recently said that he is still hopeful of making a return to the national setup. Not just T20, he feels he is fit enough to play all three formats. The left-arm seamer played in the National T20 Cup and is participating in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He will also play the playoffs for Multan Sultans in the PSL 2020 which will resume on 14th November in Karachi.
According to a report in Dawn, Junaid Khan said, “As far as I am concerned I can still a make comeback to Pakistan squad because I have lot of cricket left in me. I don’t have any plan to take rest from any format. I played the National T20 Cup and now I am playing in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and working hard to regain my place in the Pakistan team.”
The 30-year-old Junaid discussed his option of playing in the county also where he will earn more than he does now, as he has the United Kingdom nationality as well. However, Junaid wishes to serve more to Pakistan cricket which has given him an identity at the international level.
“I have a UK nationality too and I have the option of playing county cricket and earn more than what I am earning now from Pakistan’s domestic cricket. But I want to represent and serve Pakistan again as this country give me everything and whatever I have achieved is because of Pakistan,” he added.
The Pakistan Super League which was postponed in March due to Covid-19 will now resume with the playoffs on November 14. The final is scheduled to take place on 17th. All the matches to be held in Karachi.