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Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Aug 30 2022, 2:30 AM

Rashid Latif bats for Haris Sohail's inclusion in the Pakistan team  


image-l7fj7x5mHaris last played for Pakistan in 2021. (PC- Twitter)

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif has advocated for the return of Haris Sohail, saying he has the ability to score runs in foreign conditions.

Even though he is not on the radar of the national selectors, the 33-year-old is still actively playing tournaments in the domestic circuit in the hope to earn a national recall.

Most recently, he represented the Mirpur Royals in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) and made 124 runs in six matches, which included a top score of 55, at an average of 24.80, and a strike rate of 137.77.

Prior to that, he took part in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, where he accumulated 175 runs in four games at an average of 35 for Balochistan, which included a top score of 79.

Earlier also Latif criticized the selectors for phasing out the left-handed batter from the Pakistan squad for the West Indies tour; Sohail last played for Pakistan in January 2021 during a Test against New Zealand. In ODIs, his last appearance came in October 2020 against Zimbabwe.


Latif backs 'technically sound' Sohail

Talking to Cricket Pakistan, the ex-Pakistan international cricketer said that Sohail can still make a comeback in the side as he is technically very sound due to which he can score in overseas conditions as he did in the 2019 ODI World Cup in the UK.

“Haris Sohail can still play for Pakistan. He is a technically sound batter who can score on away pitches too. Sohail had injury issues but [the] PCB cannot sideline such a player,” Rashid Latif was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

Often regarded as one of the most stylish Pakistani batters, Haris has been in and out of the national side after making his international debut way back in 2013.


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