Published On: Wed, Jun 8th, 2016

Junaid Khan struggling for the career


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Unhappy with a string of refusals from the Pakistan team’s squad, left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan is searching to eternally adjust England and one day signifies The Three Lions.

71 Test wickets are attached with the name of Junaid and he is the uppermost wicket-taker Pakistan’s present crop of fast bowlers but was affronted by the Inzamamul Haq-led selection committee, with the previous skipper stating that Junaid has worked hard to discover rhythm since he maintained a knee wound last year.

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Though, Junaid has illustrated sights of his phenomenal best, amazing in the Pakistan Super League with Peshawar Zalmi, both with the latest ball and also at the death. He also reported for big-hitting West Indian opener Chris Gayle in his just initial over in opposition to the Lahore Qalandars.

Junaid was the component of the 50-over Pakistan Cup and was titled in the army-led fitness boot camp in Kakul. The International Cricket Council as well accomplished an unsystematic doping test on Junaid, beside leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Test captain Misbahul Haq and ODI skipper Azhar Ali.

However, the 26-year-old is at the present disturbed at the sum of time he has depleted at the fringes of the team.

A member of Junaid’s family was stating that “Junaid feels hurt after being constantly ignored by the selectors and is looking to permanently settle in England,” it was further added that “He thinks that he is being treated unjustly and therefore feels it is better for him to play his cricket in England where his talent is respected and valued.”

Junaid has previously churned out for county sides Lancashire and Middlesex, good for both teams.

Junaid’s 71 wickets have approached at a standard of 31.73 with five five-wicket pulls in 22 Tests. Whereas his numeral cannot emerge much inspiring, it should be kept in mind that the left-armer has performed much of his matches on the dead pitches of UAE and Sri Lanka.

Junaid stated that “I’m perfectly fit, and have been taking part in all the usual training exercises,” he further added that “I don’t know why I’ve been overlooked. It’s demoralizing for me and I feel heartbroken.”

The left-armer disclosed that he was searching onward to bowling in English conditions assisting his brand of swing bowling, in particular, thinking the intricate pitches he has bowled on up to now. He told that “I’ve performed on barren pitches so far in my career and when the time came for me to bowl in conditions that would perfectly suit my bowling, I was ignored,”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.