Malik eager to represent Pakistan in 2015 World Cup

"If the selectors want to pick me for the World Cup, then they have to pick me now"

“If the selectors want to pick me for the World Cup, then they have to pick me now”

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Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has announced that he is eager to represent his country in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

However, Malik’s chances of playing for Pakistan in the World Cup are very slim as he was recently left out of the national team for their upcoming series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

In addition to that, Malik had not played an ODI since June 2013 since he has failed to cement a place for himself in the national team.

“I have been playing cricket regularly for Pakistan over the past three to four years but have been in and out of the team many times,” Malik told CLT20.com. “I get picked, play a few games and then get dropped again, which has been happening with me for quite some time now. This time if I get picked, I would want to have a word with the captain, the selectors and the team management that I would want to have my fair share of chances. If I get my chances I am sure I will play consistently for Pakistan.

“I know there is a lot of talent in the current Pakistan squad. But if the selectors want to pick me for the World Cup, then they have to pick me now. I want to play a little bit before the World Cup campaign. It is good to have some competition. But I know they will get their opportunities and I will get mine.”

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