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Left-arm spinner Umer Khan feels that he could be in contention to get into Pakistan’s World Cup squad if he excels in the upcoming Pakistan Cup, which is a domestic one-day tournament.
With the Pakistan Cup being held between April 2 and 14, Umer is hoping to maintain his red-hot form from the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Playing for the Karachi Kings in the tournament, the 19-year-old was the joint fourth-highest wicket-taker with 15 victims at an average of 16.13.
While Umer is optimistic about his chances of getting into the World Cup squad, he noted that if he fails to do so, he will look to be part of Pakistan’s team for the 2020 World Twenty20 in Australia.
“What I intend to do is to continue to work very hard and the upcoming Pakistan Cup will be another opportunity, like the PSL, for me to perform at my best,” he told PakPassion. “My objective is to do well in this tournament and if I do that, and it is in my fate, then I will be ready to represent my country at the World Cup.
“I feel I am ready for international cricket if my country needs me. Even if I am not able to make it to the World Cup squad this time around, I am still hoping that I’ll be able to impress the selectors for next year’s T20 World Cup so there’s a lot to look forward to and aim for.”