ISLAMABAD, Jun 20 (APP): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, has vowed to perform well in the domestic arena in order to make his international comeback when his country’s side travel to Australia at the end of the year.
Asif, whose ban from spot-fixing expired at the end of Pakistan’s
domestic cricket season last year, made his List-A return in the National One-Day Cup , where he bagged a total of seven wickets in as many games at the strike rate of 43.
However, his performance couldn’t earn him a spot in the Pakistan Super League, a lucrative domestic T20 league.
According to sports website Cricinfo that Asif expressed his confidence to achieve the same in the coming future.
“Hopefully I will do well in Pakistan and get selected for the national
team for the tours to New Zealand and Australia,” he said.
While talking about Amir’s return to the international cricket, Asif
said he felt really glad for him and hoped that his presence would make the bowling attack even stronger for next month’s Test series against England.
“I’m happy for him, and for my team it’s a big tour in England. England
are playing well now, but we’ve got a good bowling side – better than Sri Lanka’s – so hopefully Amir, Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz will give England a tough time,” he added.
Asif has represented his country in 23 Tests, 38 ODIs and 11 T20s. He
made his Test debut against Australia and ODI debut against England in 2005.