LAHORE - Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed has said he will prove his selection a right decision with his good performance in the Australia series and World T20.

Talking to the reporters here at the National Cricket Academy, Nasir said: “First of all, I am thankful to Allah Almighty and PCB selection committee who put faith in me and selected me for the upcoming assignments and I will strive hard to prove the my selection a right decision.”

“I will try my best to utilize all my abilities while playing against best teams and strive hard to guide my team to victory with my good show,” he added.

Nasir, who missed the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka because of a fractured finger, said he was now fit and ready to play international cricket again. “I was unlucky most of the time. I was not serious with my cricket and never maintained my fitness as I should have. I realised the importance of fitness only after being dropped due to fitness grounds. But now I am more serious and focused.”

He said he was aware of Pakistan’s need to find a steady opening pair, and that he was ready to take up that responsibility. “It’s about scoring runs. I am learning from the other openers. Everyone wants to play but only who scores can stay.”

To a query regarding his place as an opener in the team, he said: “I am not worried about the presence of four openers in the team because I am left-handed batsman therefore I will have an edge on other openers.”

Nasir has played only 16 ODIs despite making his Pakistan debut in January 2008. He made a comeback to the team after more than two and a half years in this year’s Asia Cup, and scored a century against India in Dhaka. He could not make the trip to Sri Lanka because of his finger injury. But now he is fully fit and ready to deliver in the upcoming assignments of Australia series in UAE and World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.