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Fakhar vows to continue Champions Trophy momentum against England

Pakistan’s hard hitting opener Fakhar Zaman is looking forward for his median Test, as he has vowed to perform just
19 Apr, 2018

Pakistan’s hard hitting opener Fakhar Zaman is looking forward for his median Test, as he has vowed to perform just like he is doing in shorter formats of the game.

“Playing Test cricket for the country is a dream of every player, because it is real cricket,” Fakhar said while talking to media at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday.

Justifying his selection in the longest format of the game, the opener said he was selected on One Day Internationals and Twenty 20 internationals on basis of performances in 4-day games. He vows to perform as good as he is performing in ODIs and T20Is.

Speaking on his comparison with David Warner in Test cricket, he said, “Defiantly, I am generally a stork player. I like to play my shorts and play openly. However, I will try to perform as my coach and team demands.”

Answering his critics, the-28-year-old said, “Everyone have their own point of view. Some think I cannot play Test cricket, as others think I can. So it is their opinion. My job is to perform as I am doing in domestic cricket which is not often televised.”

Giving his views of England conditions, he said his past experience of playing in UK condition will be helpful as their conditions mostly remain the same.

“I haven’t faced any English bowler, I can’t tell who will be a tough,” Fakhar said.

Fakhar, who played a key role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy campaign, said I am ready to play at any position as per requirement whether it is opening or middle order.

Speaking about the preparations of Pakistan team for England tour, he said, “Here we are trying to get use to of similar pitches as we will have in England. Our coaches are giving us tips how to play in those conditions.”

Copyright Business Recorder, 2018

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