Towering Pakistani pacer Mohammad Irfan is likely to make his comeback to international cricket in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Irfan was ruled out of the 2015 World Cup midway and has not played an international game since then. His last ODI was against South Africa in Auckland, when he took 3 crucial wickets to hand Pakistan the advantage.

A stress fracture to the pelvis region had ended Irfan’s promising World Cup campaign. The 33 year old pacer though, returned to competitive cricket on Saturday, as he took part in Pakistan’s domestic T20 competition. Greatly for Irfan, he struck on the very first delivery he bowled.

Speaking to the media, Irfan looked pretty optimistic about his comeback to international cricket. Irfan was quoted saying, “I am playing here in Faisalabad with the permission of the cricket board and selectors.” “They wanted to see how I respond after recovering from the injury and I am hopeful I would be considered for the one-dayers and T20 game in Sri Lanka next month. I enjoy cricket and bowling and it is a challenge bowling in T20 cricket, but I have learnt how to cope with the mindset of the batsmen now”, said Irfan.

Irfan also said that he was really crestfallen as his World Cup campaign ended midway, just when he found form. The pacer had a decent World Cup, as he had 8 wickets to his name in 5 games. Irfan said that he wanted to play to quarter final against Australia at any cost.

“I am fine now and completely fit as the rehabilitation process has been very good, but the regret is still there,” he said. “I couldn’t play in the World Cup quarter-final against Australia and that was such a big match. I was so pumped up in that tournament and was bowling with fire but I guess one can’t fight such things,” said Irfan. 

    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    Golfer Bhullar Holds One-Shot Lead At Macao Open

    Macau, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar struggled with a three-over 74 in the third and penultimate round as he saw his overnight four-shot...

    Dortmund Held; Leverkusen Rout Monchengladbach

    Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund settled for a 2-2 away draw on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt in a fresh setback in their Bundesliga campaign,...

    We Have To Take our chances against Brazil: German Coach Wueck

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Germany coach Christian Wueck on Saturday said his team cannot be as profligate as they were throughout the FIFA Under-17 World...

    United Stunned, City Go 5 Points Clear, Chelse Beat Watford In EPL

    London, Oct 21 (IANS) Promoted Huddesfield stunned record champions Manchester United, while leaders Manchester City thrashed Burnley 3-0 to take a five-point lead and defending...

    Shuttler Srikanth Enters Denmark Open Final

    Odense (Denmark), Oct 21 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will have the chance to win his third Superseries title of the season as he entered...