Shoaib Malik desires to maintain taking part in worldwide cricket no less than till 2020. The 36-year previous allrounder is three matches away from tying Shahid Afridi’s report as probably the most capped Pakistan participant in T20Is and has his eyes set on the World T20 in Australia. Malik additionally mentioned that the 2019 World Cup in England could be his final main 50-over event.
“The 2019 World Cup is my final World Cup, however I need to play within the World T20 in 2020; that’s my aim for Twenty20 cricket,” he mentioned. “These are the 2 large objectives which I am taking a look at; let’s have a look at the way it goes. If I am constantly performing, then I need to play these two World Cups.”
Malik was captain of Multan Sultans franchise within the not too long ago concluded PSL. He made 224 runs for them in eight innings and in addition picked up three wickets. His subsequent project is with the Guyana Amazon Warriors within the Caribbean Premier League, which runs from August to September.
Malik additionally made some extent to recollect his earlier franchise, the Barbados Tridents. He performed for them for 5 years and helped them to the title in 2014 with a match-winning half-century in the final.
“Being alone in Barbados, nonetheless you do not really feel as should you’re alone in Barbados. You could have individuals round you, and I believe the entire 5 years is one thing which I’ll miss,” Malik mentioned. “However I am certain we’ll have a sport in Barbados and that can cowl a few of my lacking elements.”
Malik additionally relished the chance to play in Guyana, the place the pitches are typically gradual. “Guyana is extra such as you’re taking part in within the subcontinent, I believe,” he mentioned. “In case you’re taking part in for a brand new group the expectations are quite a bit from you. Once they have seen somebody that did nicely for an extended run the expectations are clearly excessive.”