Wicket-keeper batsman Rohail Nazir, future prospect for Pakistan


The rising wicket-keeper batsman Rohail Nazir once again caught limelight when he scored well fought 80 runs for Northern against Central Punjab on Day 1 of the final of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20.

He partnered with Faizan Riaz (116) to lift Northern from 69-5 to 223-6. The pair scored 115 runs together to put their team in commanding position.

The skipper of Pakistan’s U19 Rohail felt honored to contribute for his team at the right time, especially in a final contest of the country’s biggest domestic cricket tournament. “I am happy to contribute to my team when it needed the most. We were in trouble losing five wickets earlier,” he said.

“I went in the ground with a plan to play as long as I can. You have to stay at the crease in order to score big runs. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it into triple figures which would have more value,” he added.

It must be noted here that Rohail has so far played 9 First-Class matches and scored 470 runs at an average of 31.33 and strike-rate of 49.16. He has recently played an important role in Pakistan’s victory in ACC Emerging Asia Cup 2019.

He has a strong record in U19 cricket as the young batsman has scored 771 runs at an average of 55.07 in his last 14 contest.