The 27-year-old is excited to wear the Test cap at home this year
Saud Shakeel is a first-class cricketer and the captain of Sindh in the Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy for 2022–23. In the upcoming home series in December, he hopes to make his long-awaited Test debut for Pakistan against England.
The left-handed batter has been with the national team on their last few tours, so he might be kept on for the home series.
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The 27-year-old is excited to wear the Test cap at home this year. He has three centuries under his belt from the domestic QeA Trophy.
"First of all, our team Sindh is going too well in the tournament, and Alhamdulillah we are in the race of finals," Saud said.
"My performance is satisfactory so far. I have scored three centuries and enjoyed myself playing this season," the batter said
Saud played his first first-class game in 2015. In this year's QeA Trophy, he has scored 573 runs in seven games, with an average of 57.30.
"Yes, I am very excited about England's Test tour to Pakistan," responded Saud, hopeful for his Test debut but not thinking much about it. "Only performance is in my hands, and I am focused on that. There is a thought every time about representing Pakistan in Tests. My first target is to make Test debut for Pakistan and then think about performing," he added.
When asked if he was excited to play James Anderson of England at home, the Karachi-born cricketer answered with a big smile on his face.
"Obviously, he [Anderson] is a legend, and playing him would be a dream fulfilled. It will be a great honor if I get a chance to face him," he concluded.
According to the current schedule, England is set to arrive in Islamabad on November 27. The English team is scheduled to play three Tests: Rawalpindi from December 1-5, Multan from December 9-13, and Karachi from December 17-21.