Published On: Thu, Aug 13th, 2015

Junaid vows to come back, after Wasim’s encouragement



ISLAMABAD: Pakistan pace-bowler Junaid Khan said that he believes he can perform well against England, if given a chance he will prove his selection right.

While talking to the media, Junaid further said that he is fit and preparing well for the series against England. Right now he is playing county cricket in England representing Middlesex to regain his form. He has signed a contract with Middlesex to represent them in the 2015 Royal London One-day Cup.

Last year Junaid represented Lancashire while playing in England, he took 19 wickets in 10 Natwest T20 Blast matches and took his team to the final match with his best figures of 4-12. Apart from his vital role in Lancashire’s success, Junaid was very popular among the fans of Lancashire.


He was recently dropped from the national team for the ODI series against Sri-Lanka, but vowed to make a strong comeback to prove the selectors his fitness and performance.

Junaid added that he was very depressed because his performance with the ball and on the filed, but he was encouraged by Pakistan’s legendary fast-bowler Wasim Akram, who also gave him some bowling tips to improve his bowling.

So far Junaid has played 52 one-day internationals and picked 78 wickets since his debut in 2011 with an average of 25.72 and economy of just over five.

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