Raring for that first opportunity, Pakistan player glad his hard work is paying off

Pakistan spinner Sajid Khan said he is raring for his first opportunity

Sajid Khan: “Alhamdulillah, I can’t ask for more. To be rewarded for all the hard work that has gone into the process, it’s a great feeling. Can’t wait to be on my first overseas tour with Pakistan. Raring for that first opportunity”

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Pakistan spinner Sajid Khan said he is raring to make his international debut during the tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Sajid was included in the Test squad, but faces a lot of competition as Nauman Ali, Zahid Mahmood and Mohammad Nawaz are the other spinners in the team.

However, the 27-year-old was part of the national team for their home series against South Africa earlier this year, but he didn’t feature in both Tests.

Despite this, Sajid is glad to be part of the team picked for the tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe, and expressed his happiness at the fact that his hard work is paying off.

“Alhamdulillah, I can’t ask for more. To be rewarded for all the hard work that has gone into the process, it’s a great feeling. Can’t wait to be on my first overseas tour with Pakistan. Raring for that first opportunity, In sha Allah,” he said on Twitter.

Pakistan will play three ODIs and four T20 Internationals against South Africa before heading to Zimbabwe for two Tests and three T20 Internationals.

Pakistan will depart for South Africa on March 26 and the tour will commence on April 2 and conclude on April 16. The ODI series will be played first.

The men in green will then head to Zimbabwe on April 17, but the dates for the matches have yet to be confirmed.

However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) noted that the national team will travel back to Lahore from Bulawayo on May 12.

Pakistan’s Test Squad: Babar Azam (capt), Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Tabish Khan, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dhani, Nauman Ali, Zahid Mahmood, Sajid Khan.

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