Musa Khan upbeat ahead of Bangladesh Test

The fast-bowler claimed that he wanted to represent his country in all formats of the game

Musa Khan upbeat ahead of Bangladesh Test PHOTO: Cricket Australia

Pakistan’s rising fast-bowler Musa Khan, during a media talk in Lahore on Friday, revealed that he was eager to face Bangladesh in the upcoming Test series at home.

The fast-bowler claimed that he wanted to represent his country in all formats of the game but wanted to make a distinct impression in the Test format.

“I want to represent Pakistan in all formats, however I would like to make my name in the Test format in a different way. I am very eager to play against Bangladesh. The pressure of playing at home is lower than the confidence it gives you as a player. I am working hard and paying attention to my fitness and form,” said Musa.

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The young pacer credited his rise to the help and guidance of Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis.

“Waqar Younis has had a major role in my progress. He has helped me in improving in various ways. I have never thought about my low height. I try to use the talent given to me by Allah. Whenever I get the chance I will try to perform as best as I can. Babar Azam is the world’s number one batsman. If I face him I will try to get his wicket,” he said.

Earlier, Pakistan’s batsman Fawad Alam was seen in action after a prolonged period of time during the second day of the ongoing practice match for the series against Bangladesh at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The batsman scored an unbeaten 36 runs.

At the end of day-two of the three-day practice match, Haris Sohail’s XI scored 178 for the loss of six wickets.

Azhar Ali’s XI had declared their innings on 359 for the loss of seven wickets on day-two. Batsmen Shan Masood (103), Babar Azam (101) and Mohammad Rizwan (59) were the standout performers.

Fast-bowler Musa took three wickets while spinner Bilal Asif took one wicket for Haris Sohail’s XI. In response, batsmen Ashfaq Ahmed (64), Fawad Alam (36), Faizan Riaz (19) and Haris Sohail (17) were the notable performers for Haris Sohail’s XI with the bat.

Bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Faheem Ashraf and Yasir Shah took one wicket each.