I’m hungry to score runs but not being given the opportunities, top-class Pakistan player says

Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim admitted he is hungry to score runs for Pakistan but is not being given enough opportunities

Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim: “I’m really hungry to score runs for my country and for franchise teams”

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Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim has said that he is hungry to score runs in international cricket, but is not being given enough opportunities to do so.

Imad is a regular face in Pakistan’s limited overs teams and averages 41.39 in ODIs and 13 in T20 Internationals.

But, since he comes lower down the order, Imad said he usually doesn’t have enough time to build an innings and score a lot of runs.

This extends beyond international cricket though as the 31-year-old feels he can be a handy batsman in domestic competitions as well.

“I don’t think I’ve got the opportunities I want. I got them in the World Cup. In one-day cricket I’ve had the opportunities and my performances have been not bad,” Imad, who has scored five half-centuries in ODI cricket, told ESPNcricinfo. “I’m really happy in one-day cricket with where I am, but I want to express myself more. I have more to give my country with the bat.

“There have been glimpses in world cricket of me doing good things as an all-rounder, but in T20, I haven’t got the opportunities like that anywhere in the world. I’m really working hard on my batting. Someday I could win a big game with my batting and then people will start thinking about me as an all-rounder in T20 as well as one-day cricket. I’m really hungry to score runs for my country and for franchise teams.”

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