Selectors said my strike-rate is too low, Pakistan batsman averaging 47 in first-class cricket says

Pakistan batsman Usman Salahuddin revealed the selectors said his strike-rate is too low

Pakistan batsman Usman Salahuddin: “I had a chat with selectors and they told me that my strike-rate is low and I need to work on that”

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Middle order batsman Usman Salahuddin said the national selectors told him that his strike-rate is too low.

Salahuddin has featured in 128 first-class matches and scored 8,363 runs, which includes 24 hundreds and 50 half-centuries, at an average of 47.78 and a strike-rate of 44.23.

As for his List A career, he has accumulated 2,637 runs in 80 games, which includes two centuries and 19 fifties, at an average of 46.08 and a strike-rate of 75.55.

In the 2020/21 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the 30-year-old finished as 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 and a strike-rate of 44.91.

“I had a chat with selectors and they told me that my strike-rate is low and I need to work on that,” he told Grassroots Cricket as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

Salahuddin has featured in two ODIs, both of which came in 2011.

He made his Test debut in 2018, but was dropped afterwards and hasn’t played for Pakistan again.

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