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After becoming the first Pakistani player to score a double century in an ODI, Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has revealed that he is now aiming to smash a hundred in a Twenty20 International and make his Test debut.
Zaman has been a regular face in Pakistan’s limited overs squads and has been in red-hot form as of late.
Zaman has featured in 22 Twenty20 International to date and has scored four half-centuries, with his highest score being 91.
Having come within touching distance of a century in the shortest format, Zaman firmly believes he can get to the triple figure mark in the future.
“Yes, very much so. I have already scored a hundred in a domestic T20 and now I am aiming to score a hundred in an international game as well. Hopefully, I will achieve this target very soon,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion.
Zaman is also eager to make his Test debut as he averages 41.91 in first-class cricket.
It remains to be seen whether the 28-year-old will get the opportunity to play Test cricket in the near future, but he is optimistic that his chance will come either against Australia or New Zealand as they will both visit the United Arab Emirates later this year.
“While I could not debut in Tests during the recent tour of Ireland and England, I learnt a lot from that tour and also worked very hard on my batting technique, which I feel will help me in Tests,” he said. “I do not know what the future holds for me in Test cricket but I can confidently say that I am continuing to prepare well and will be ready if I am given a chance to play in Tests.
“It would indeed be an honour for me to be given a chance to play my first Test. Regardless of which team I play against, the fact is that Test cricket is one format that provides the ultimate test of skills for a player and to perform well in this form of the game is my dream. When that opportunity does arrive, I will do my best to put in as good a performance as I can.”