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Tuesday Nov 26 2019
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PSL a means to return to national team, says Anwar Ali

Anwar told media that he is aiming to perform well in the league, in an attempt to make a comeback to the national team. Photo: Reporter  

Pakistan all-rounder Anwar Ali has set his sights on making his comeback in the national team by partaking in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.

Anwar told media that he is aiming to perform well in the league, in an attempt to make a comeback to the national team as a bowling all-rounder.

"I am eager to make a comeback as a fast bowling all-rounder in the national team. After this tournament (Quaid-e-Azam Trophy), my eyes are on the PSL, where I want to perform well and get the selectors’ attention," he said.

The all-rounder, who had gotten five wickets in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match for Sindh against Southern Punjab, said that his fitness has been on track and he would like show his skills on the bat.

"I want to show my skills as a batsman too. I want to score a century in this season," he said.

"Fitness is very good, I have recovered a lot and playing my fourth first class match of this season. I have also regained my rhythm and I'm back on track," he said.

The all-rounder, who last played for the national team in 2016, said that the PSL would be the ideal opportunity to make his return as the league highlights the players'performance, unlike domestic cricket matches.

"First class cricket gives us form. We take the form to PSL, which is our prime tournament since everyone has eyes on that tournament. Everyone has their focus on the PSL and our performances there are noticed, whereas our first class matches are usually not even broadcast, because of which performance here goes unnoticed," he highlighted.