Not Thinking to Play ODI and T20 Cricket, Says Azhar Ali
Pakistan Test batsman Azhar Ali has said he is not thinking of returning or to Play limited-limit cricket, ODI and T20 at the moment. The top-order batsmen Azhar announced his retirement from ODI and T20I cricket during a press conference at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in November last year and decided to play only Test Matches for Pakistan.
-Azhar Ali at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore-
I’m not thinking about those lines right now, and the reason I decided to retire from limited-limitation cricket was that I didn’t see my future in it. If I feel my country needs me, I will be available to serve Pakistan in those formats once again.
The law also addressed rumours about his possible appointment as captain of the national side test, replacing current Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.
-Azhar about Captaincy-
No one has officially approached me regarding the captaincy in Test cricket.
He also endorsed the new domestic structure, which has undergone a shift from departmental to regional cricket, presented by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The introduction of the new domestic cricket structure is a good step on the part of the PCB. It will put more emphasis on a player’s performance”.
Azhar Ali is among the fourteen centrally recruited players and six additional cricketers invited to attend a pre-season camp, which started at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore on 19 August. The 17-day conditioning camp will run until September 7th, 2019.
Pakistan’s next international mission is against Sri Lanka, beginning at the end of September. The Sri Lankan cricket to arrive in Karachi on 25 September, where they will play three ODIs on 27, 29 and 2 October. Lahore will host three T20Is on October 5, 7 and 9, after which visitors will fly home on October 10, 2019.