Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016

Sohaib Maqsood eager to get back in the national side


Sohaib Maqsood

Sohaib Maqsood, the fit-again middle-order batsman, is keen to retrieve in the national side later than being excluded of the boot camp for the visit of England.

Maqsood, who has now well again from a wrist injury has undergone a start-stop career later than creating waves in the international circuit with his quick fire half-century on his ODI first appearance in opposition to South Africa in 2013? Since then, has seen a drop in form and pursuing a few incoherent exhibits, he was machete by the selectors who chosen to provide younger players a possibility.

Though, the Multan-based batsman continues undeterred and asserts he is feeling ‘at his best’ pursuing a few good performances in latest Ramazan tournaments.

Maqsood further stated that “I’ve recovered from the injury which was hampering my strokes, which is why I’m confident that I’ll be able to do well if recalled by the selectors against England,” Maqsood continued by saying “If the selectors call me in the limited-over matches against England, I’ll be on cloud nine. If not, then I’ll focus on scoring heavily for UBL in the next first-class season.”

He moreover shared that the selectors are alert of his latent and has kept him on his upcoming plans. He further added that “It’s really encouraging to hear from the selectors that I’m in their future plans because when a player is discarded, his confidence is low and such assurances help a lot,”

The 29-year-old has performed 26 ODIs with an upright scoring record of 735 runs at a standard of 31.95 with five fifties to his name. His T20I stats, in contrast to his ODI evidence, have not been more than the mark with 221 runs in 20 matches with a standard of 13.81.

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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.