LAHORE – The Pakistan national team’s head coach has asked fast bowler M Irshad on Monday to attend the Pakistan team camp being commenced here for the preparations of Sri Lanka series at the Gaddafi Stadium from Wednesday (today).

This was revealed by the fast bowler M Irshad during a formal chat with this scribe on cell phone on Tuesday. He said that he had attended practice session held on Monday at the National Cricket Academy in which coach Dav Whatmore was also present and praised his bowling, accuracy and speed and gave him some tips to improve his bowling. “Whatmore praised my bowling, accuracy and speed and given me some tips to boost speed and accuracy,” Irshad said. According to Irshad, he was selected for Pakistan team for Test and One-day squads many times in the past and did not get chance to be inducted into the final playing XI. “I attended many national team camps and impressed selectors with my bowling skills that helped for selection in Pakistan team in the past but failed to make my way in the final playing XI,” he stated. Presently he is representing the United Bank Ltd (UBL) in the domestic cricket and performing well but failed to catch eyes of selectors for his selection in the national team again. Irshad vowed to make a comeback in the Pakistan squad again after his good performances in the domestic cricket.

He said the injury problems kept him out of training but now he was fully fit and working hard to make his way back to get a place in the Pakistan team as he had regained full fitness.