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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa batsman Khushdil Shah firmly believes that he can fill the finisher role in the Pakistan team.
This comes after his sensational Pakistan Cup campaign, where he finished as the second-highest scorer with 316 runs in five matches, which included two centuries, at an average of 105.33.
Khushdil’s comments also come after Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted that the national team are lacking a quality finisher going into the World Cup.
“Of course, I feel that I can perform the role of a hitter and a finisher for the Pakistan side,” Khushdil told PakPassion. “If you look at the first Pakistan Cup 2019 game that I played, I was able to hit 40 in 56 balls and remain not out to help my side to victory despite that fact that I was running out of partners.
“I was surprised by the fact that some analysts and commentators were saying that I was playing too slow and should have scored more. But what I was thinking was that if I had lost my wicket in trying to score fast, we could have easily lost the game.
“In the next game, I scored 154 not out in just 96 balls to take my team to another victory which shows that I am able to adjust my game as per the match situation. All I can say is that I have the ability to elevate my game based upon the situation as the idea is not to just score runs but to help the side win so I am sure I can play that role for Pakistan too.”