The right-hand opener has scored 949 runs in 41 T20 games
Opener Ahsan Ali is hoping to make big first impression in his debut match for Pakistan, after he was picked in the 15-member Twenty20 International (T20I) squad set to face Bangladesh in the upcoming three-match series in Lahore.
The right-hand opener has scored 949 runs in 41 T20 games, which includes five half-centuries, at an average of 23.72 and a strike-rate of 129.46.
While speaking to reporters in Lahore on Saturday, Ahsan said that he is confident to give his best in the upcoming series.
“I am not under any pressure since I have already played pressure games in the Pakistan Super League,” said Ahsan “Rohit Sharma is my favourite cricketer and I want to emulate his performances as an opener. I want to make a big impression on my debut.”
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The right-hand opener is looking forward to making his debut in a home series.
“Bangladesh is a tough opposition and it will be a competitive series against them,” he said. “Every cricketer dreams to play in front of his home crowd. I hope crowd comes in big numbers and support us.”
The 26-year-old is also excited to team up with Pakistan T20I captain Babar Azam, as he considers it a huge honour.