Last Update on: February 25th, 2020 at 11:53 am
Multan Sultans wicketkeeper-batsman Zeeshan Ashraf has revealed that he is competing with veteran Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), to eye berth for Pakistan team.
The grand festival of cricket in Pakistan, the PSL 2020 has begun and has taken off quite well. The tournament will play a crucial role in determining the players who will be selected in the senior national side for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
In such a quest, Ashraf, the young wicketkeeper said that he respects Kamran, who is a senior cricketer.
However, he also mentioned that he is in competition with Akmal for the wicketkeeper slot for the World Cup T20 squad. He will show his performances with the bat and gloves.
Zeeshan starred in the Sultans’ PSL clash against Islamabad United as he smashed a 29-ball 50, which included four boundaries and three sixes.
However, his effort with the bat went in vain as United won the match by eight wickets.
Zeeshan Ashraf On Competition With Kamran Akmal:
“Kamran Akmal is playing really well this PSL season. In fact, he performs every year but I will also perform. It is alright that he [Kamran] is a senior cricketer and everything, but now he is in competition with me [for the wicketkeeper slot in WT20 squad]. I will show you my performance and the rest depends on his and my luck.” Ashraf said as quoted by CricketPakistan.
Moreover. Akmal has kicked off his PSL campaign in style as he scored a 26-ball 43, which included five boundaries and two sixes in the Peshawar Zalmi’s 10-run loss to the Karachi Kings.
The experienced campaigner Akmal followed that up with a magnificent 101, which came off 55 deliveries and included 13 boundaries and four sixes, in the Zalmi’s six-wicket win over the Gladiators.
Zalmi got off to a woeful start to their campaign as they suffered a defeat in their opening game.
However, in the second game, they managed to pull off an amazing victory against defending champions Quetta Gladiators.