Pakistan's middle-order batter Sohaib Maqsood has talked about his role in the national team. He feels he is settled to be the team part recovering from all injuries. Speaking on his Twitter, Maqsood narrated that although his career, on multiple occasions, has been halted by injuries, but now as he is fit, he is anticipating his inclusion in the national squad.
He has revealed that selectors had made plans for him on a long-term basis, but those were shattered due to his injury before the T20 World Cup 2021. Moreover, he has disclosed his participation in 20 matches in the domestic arena to practice, make an impact, and pave the way for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022.
"Last year, injury halted my T20 World Cup participation; otherwise, selectors had a long-term plan to continue with me,"
"I believe I should be in Pakistan's T20 team. Before T20 World Cup this year, I will play 20 matches. My focus will be to win matches for my team in domestic cricket and then make my way through to the national team,"
Despite being optimistic about having a role in the national team, Maqsood feels his position in the team should be fixed rather than placing him to bat at multiple positions. The batter made his debut in 2013, scoring a fifty versus South Africa. Since then, he has been in and out of the team.
"You don't often get a chance to play on your natural number. Sometimes it creates problems for you, especially when you give a performance on certain batting numbers in domestic cricket,"
Although he complains about being picked to bat at different positions but he says he is ready to do that if it comes to represent Pakistan.
"But, you have to be ready for any number when it comes to the national team. I have worked on my fitness and performance, and I am confident to make a strong comeback,"