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Ahmed Shehzad became the first Pakistani cricketer to score a century in all three formats of cricket. He got an enormous reputation throughout his career, which was eventually cut short in 2019. One of the finest batters Pakistan cricket ever witnessed has not taken the field since then as his last t20I match was against Sri Lanka in October.
On the other hand, he appeared in ODIs back in 2017 against the same rivals in Abu Dhabi whereas, his last Test was in Bridgetown against West Indies in the same year. Shehzad, who compiled 982 runs from 12 tests, 2605 runs from 81 ODIs, and 1471 runs from 59 t20Is, has been improving his domestic tally lately.
He was last seen in action for Dhaka Dominators in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2023) earlier this year, whereas he featured in Pakistan Cup for Central Punjab before that. Shehzad now eyes a comeback to the national squad and has been striving hard for that.
Ahmed Shehzad reveals his plans for comeback
Talking about his comeback to the team under Bababr Azam, he stressed that he has been ‘working hard’ for it. Shehzad, who is currently involved in training sessions at National Cricket Academy (NCA) while working hard on his fitness, said that,
“I am working hard to make a comeback in the national team. In the future, there are leagues too, I am making myself ready enough to participate,”
Not only he trains for four hours at NCA but does gymming as well to speed up the comeback game. Unluckily, Ahmed Shehzad has not been selected for the test camp the Pakistan Cricket Board has organized for batters, spinners, and fast bowlers. The camp was initiated today, with the spinners getting first invitation.
List of invited players
Spinners – Abrar Ahmed, Ali Asfand, Arafat Minhas, Faisal Akram, Mohammad Junaid, Mehran Mumtaz, Mubasir Khan, Noman Ali, Qasim Akram, Sajid Khan, Sufiyan Muqeem, Usama Mir and Zahid Mehmood
Fast bowlers – Aamir Jamal, Arshad Iqbal, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Ali, Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani
Batters – Abdullah Shafique, Haris Sohail, Haseebullah, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Huraira, Omair Bin Yousuf, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel and Tayyab Tahir
For spinners – 10 till 15 June
Fast bowlers – 16 till 21 June
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