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Multan Sultans pace bowler Mohammad Ilyas is aiming to continue putting up strong performances in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) in order to boost his chances of getting into the Pakistan team.
Ilyas has made a good start to his PSL campaign as he has taken five wickets in six games at an average of 26.80.
The 19-year-old admitted that he was thrilled to have been selected by Multan and is determined to use the tournament as a stepping stone to play international cricket.
“It’s fantastic to be selected in the PSL,” he was quoted as saying by The News International. “I was playing a first-class match when I was informed that I would be part of the HBL PSL with Multan.
“It’s been great and everyone in Multan is supporting me. I am hopeful that my good performance will help me get a place in the Pakistan team.”
The Peshawar native also thanked his family for letting him pursue his dream of playing cricket.
“My family is religious, but they never stopped me from playing cricket,” he said. “I am thankful to my elder brothers Saeed-ur-Rehman, Shabbir and Zia as they not only supported me financially but also used to help me get permission from [my] parents.”