DateLine: 17th December 2009
Speaking exclusively to PakPassion.net, National Bank and Pakistan all rounder Mansoor Amjad stated that next years Twenty/20 World Cup tournament in the Caribbean is definitely on his radar.
"I'm hoping that I can finish the Quaid E Azam Trophy tournament with a good performance in the final game against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and then perform well in the forthcoming domestic 50 over and Twenty/20 Tournaments. I'm really looking forward to playing regularly for National Bank in the coming weeks and months and catching the eye of the selectors" stated Amjad.
Amjad who has represented Pakistan in one 50 over match and a Twenty/20 international added "I'm feeling 100% fit after such a long time. It's been such a frustrating time for me, having injury after injury, it's been a nightmare at times. I've had to miss so much cricket which has been very difficult for me. The worst injury was the one to my bowling hand where I damaged ligaments in my finger. I made a few comebacks after the finger injury but the problem kept on recurring. After consulting the medical experts I was advised to take a break from cricket and only come back when I was fully fit".
Under 19 World Cup winner Amjad further added "I've had to put in a lot of hard work throughout the pre season and I feel that the hard work is now paying off. In the last match I scored 31 and 85 and took 4 wickets for National Bank. Of course it's every player's dream to play for their country and I cherish the 2 games that I have played for Pakistan. I took 3 for 3 in my only over in the Twenty/20 international against Bangladesh and I took 1 for 44 versus Sri Lanka in Karachi in my only one day international. I sincerely hope that I get another chance to show my ability on the international stage and the Twenty/20 World Cup next April and May in the Caribbean is definitely a target".
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