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Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman is eager to make his presence felt once again in England, but in the longest format this time around.
Last year, Zaman played a crucial role in leading Pakistan to their first-ever Champions Trophy triumph as he was the the sixth-highest scorer in the tournament, which was held in England, with 252 runs at an average of 63.
He earned the coveted Man of the Match award in the final against India for his superb knock of 114, which was, and still is, his maiden ODI century.
Given how much success he had during the Champions Trophy, Zaman is hoping to replicate that in the upcoming two-Test series against England if he gets the chance to make his Test debut.
“Playing Test cricket for the country is a dream of every player, because it is real cricket,” he was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “Everyone has 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.
He was also quoted by The Express Tribune as saying: “Test cricket is a different format, but I believe I am suited to playing in the longest format of the game.”
While the 28-year-old is an aggressive opener, he made it clear that he is willing to bat anywhere in the line-up.
“I am ready to bat at any number for the team’s cause,” he said. “As a professional, it is our duty to play according to the circumstances. I will try my best to do justice no matter where I play.”