National selectors ruining my career, 25-year-old Pakistan player with strong domestic performances says

Pakistan batsman Sami Aslam said the national selectors were ruining his career

Pakistan batsman Sami Aslam: “I felt that I had to do something as these guys were just ruining my career”

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Pakistan batsman Sami Aslam said the national selectors were ruining his career, which is what prompted him to move to America.

The 25-year-old last represented Pakistan in October 2017, but was one of the top performers in domestic cricket in 2019.

In the 2019 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he was the fourth-highest run-scorer with 864 runs in 10 matches for Southern Punjab, which included four centuries and a fifty, at an average of 78.54.

In the 2020 tournament, he accumulated 141 runs in three games for Balochistan, which included a half-century, at an average of 23.50.

“In the 2017 edition of the Pakistan One-Day Cup, I scored 169 in one game and hit 109 in the final, yet they didn’t pick me for the Pakistan One-day side,” he told PakPassion.

“I scored 864 runs in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in the 2019/20 season and ended up with the highest average of 78.54 in that tournament. Then the selectors picked an extended squad for the tour of England and I was ignored, so I felt that I had to do something as these guys were just ruining my career.

“But even then, I waited for the squad announcement for the tour of New Zealand in 2020 and once again I was ignored, yet some players were picked for that series who had very little experience of domestic cricket and had no performances at all or had a one or two scores of note.”

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5 thoughts on “National selectors ruining my career, 25-year-old Pakistan player with strong domestic performances says

  1. He was given several chances, but could not do well in International features. He is a good batsman and proved at domestic level. Good luck to him. Please do not curse others, for failing to perform at International circuit. We know you are a good cricketer. Be a Gentleman.

  2. In Pakistan cricket selection you must have a inside source in PCB like Imran Butt and other few no record player selected for SA and Zimbabwe

  3. No doubt virat class is outstanding he is a best of this time but Babar Azam showed his class in all formates and it’s beginning of his career and this very short time he achieved many records.
    That’s States shows he is on top.

  4. He played well in test cricket but not in ODI.. he must be given a chance in test and could be a acceptable replacement of Imran butt. He played test Matches with healthy average.

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