Opening batsman Shan Masood is firmly eying to convert himself in a high-scoring batsman to cement his place in the national team.
Masood talked to media in Karachi where he highlighted the importance of scoring heavily for becoming a potent and confident batsman.
“Being a batsman, I am supposed to score as many runs as I can to become stronger. See, to become a world-class batsman, you need to spend more time on the crease and score runs heavily. You can’t survive in modern-day cricket without scoring big knocks,
“Unfortunately, I couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities I got recently in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fixtures but I hope to get in form in upcoming matches,” the captain of Southern Punjab said.
Talking about his team’s chances in the fourth round of the first-class tournament which begins from October 5, Masood said that the combination is good and they are looking forward to finishing the game well.
“We had ended all of our three matches in a draw which is a bit tense for us. Sindh is a strong side and we will try to focus on playing with a positive mindset,” he said.
Southern Punjab is currently settled on the fourth spot at points table with 26 points.
To a query about carrying more all-rounders than other teams, Masood said that going with an all-rounder opens up bowling options which help them give tough time while bowling.
“In first-class cricket, you have to take 20 wickets so having five bowlers in the side helps you maintain the balance,” he concluded.