Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Wants to play Jacques Kallis’ role for Pakistan: says Hussain

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Islamabad United’s all-rounder Hussain Talat has said that he wants to perform a role which is very similar to what Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson did for their teams.

In an interview to Pakpassion, Hussain Talat said, “I am convinced that I can perform an important role for my side as a batting all-rounder who can hold his own as a proper batsman in the top order.”

“What I wish to do is to become an all-rounder who plays in the top-order, and to perform a role which is very similar to what Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson did for their teams,” said the 21-year-old.

Giving an example of Abdul Razzaq, Talat said that even Abdul Razzaq played up the order at the start of his career.

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“I have had good experience as an opening batsman in One-Day games and in Twenty20 games I have played from the 3rd to the 7th batting positions. However, my aim is to establish myself in any side as a proper recognised batsman who can play in the 4th or 5th batting position for his team,” Talat stated.

Commenting on international cricket, he said, “I am absolutely in good shape to join the national side if I am selected.”

Talat was called in for the squad of 30 players squad for the tour of West Indies in 2017, however, he was not selected for the final 15 players announced for the tour.

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