Left-hand batsman has scored 93 runs at a strike-rate of more than 160 in the ongoing National T20 in Faisalabad
Pakistan selectors have made big and bold changes in the Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and Tests squad for the tour of Australia, which reflects their positive intent for the challenging tour as well as looking to the future.
Left-handed batsman Khushdil Shah, known for his six-hitting prowess, has also made his way into the T20I squad.
Bannu-born batsman has scored 93 runs at a strike-rate of more than 160 in the ongoing National T20 in Faisalabad.
“I am thrilled at my inclusion in the national T20I squad. I want to replicate my domestic cricket performances at the international level,” said Khushdil. “My style of batting has always been aggressive; I will enter the international arena with the same mindset.”
“In domestic cricket I have played alongside Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed having them around in Australia will be a great help,” he added.
Khushdil has scored 630 runs in 33 T20 matches with the aid of five half-centuries, while his highest score in the shortest format is 65.
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The 24-year-old has also hit 82 sixes in only 54 List A appearances.
Pakistan will play three T20Is in Australia, with the first match due to be played in Sydney on November 3.
The T20Is will be followed by two Tests, in Brisbane and Adelaide, later that month.