Converting dot balls into ones and twos, Pakistan batsman knocking on the door for an international recall says

Pakistan batsman Usman Salahuddin said he is converting dot balls into ones and twos

Pakistan batsman Usman Salahuddin: “Trying to turn some of the dot balls into ones or twos and looking to get towards a strike-rate of 50 in 4-day cricket”

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Pakistan batsman Usman Salahuddin has said that he is starting to convert dot balls into ones and twos.

Salahuddin noted that by doing this, he has begun increasing his strike-rate and improved his ability to rotate the strike.

“I analysed my batting and looked at improving my strike-rotation and trying to cut down the number of dot-balls. By that I mean trying to turn some of the dot balls into ones or twos and looking to get towards a strike-rate of 50 in 4-day cricket,” he told PakPassion.

In the 2020/21 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Salahuddin was the fourth-highest run-scorer with 924 runs in 11 matches for Central Punjab, which included a career-best 219 not out and eight half-centuries, at an average of 48.63.

Despite starring in the tournament, the 30-year-old was unable to get into the Test team for the recent two-Test series against South Africa, even though many people believed that he deserved to be recalled.

Salahuddin last played international cricket in June 2018.

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