Saud Shakeel hopes for Test debut against England, shares wish to play James Anderson at home

KARACHI: Saud Shakeel, top quality cricketer and Sindh’s captain within the Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy for 2022-23, is hopeful to make his much-anticipated Take a look at debut for Pakistan towards England within the upcoming house collection scheduled to happen in December this yr.

The left-hand batsman, who has been travelling with the nationwide squad on their previous few excursions, is being regarded as for retention throughout the house collection.

With 3 centuries in tow throughout the home QeA Trophy, the 27-year-old is taking a look ahead to put on the Take a look at cap in the house floor this yr.

“To begin with, our workforce Sindh goes too neatly within the event and Alhamdulillah we’re within the race of finals,” Saud mentioned, who’s recently Sindh’s skipper even following the presence of Pakistan’s former Take a look at captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fawad Alam, and different Take a look at cricketers.

“My efficiency is enough thus far. I’ve scored 3 centuries and loved myself enjoying this season,” the batter mentioned when talking with Geo Tremendous.

Saud, who made his top quality debut in 2015, has scored 573 runs in seven suits at a mean of 57.30 on this yr’s QeA Trophy.

“Sure, I’m very thinking about England’s Take a look at excursion to Pakistan,” replied Saud who’s longing for his Take a look at debut however now not pondering a lot about it. “Simplest efficiency is in my arms and I’m fascinated about that. Clearly, there’s a concept each time about representing Pakistan in Assessments. My first goal is to make Take a look at debut for Pakistan after which take into consideration acting,” he added.

To a question concerning the pleasure to play England’s James Anderson at house stipulations, Karachi-born cricketer answered with an excitement-filled smile on his face.

“Clearly, he [Anderson] is a legend, and enjoying him could be a dream fulfilled. It’s going to be an excellent honour if I am getting a possibility to stand him,” he concluded.

England is ready to reach in Islamabad on November 27 in step with the present time table. The English workforce is scheduled to play 3 Assessments; first in Rawalpindi from December 1-5, 2d in Multan from December 9-13 and ultimate in Karachi from December 17-21.

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