Jamshed a great addition to Pakistan, says Ramiz
13 September, 2012
DUBAI: Having performed exceptionally well in the just-finished limited-over series against Australia in (UAE), Nasir Jamshed, the opening batsman from Pakistan, has earned praise from many, including Ramiz Raja, who believes that the left-hander has a great future ahead of him.
Jamshed, 22, after performing brilliantly for Pakistan Under-19s and in the domestic cricket, made his way to the international arena in 2008, impressing one and all with his solid stroke-play.
In the nine matches Nasir played in his opening year at the game's ultimate level, the left-hander scored four half-centuries; however, he was dropped the next season because of a slight dip in form and fitness. The cricketer from Lahore made a comeback to the national side for the Asia Cup 2012, helping Pakistan clinch the tournament for the second time in history. The aggressive batsman also performed out of his skin in UAE against Australia, playing a couple of match-winning knocks, including a 97 in the second ODI at Abu Dhabi. Raja, while speaking to Pakpassion, expressed that the budding cricketer has added some stability to Pakistan's batting and feels that the batsman has enhanced his game over the years. "Nasir Jamshed has been a great addition. I think he has been outstanding and has improved a great deal," the former captain said. "Nasir has been a big positive for Pakistan and he and Saeed Ajmal have been the major positives for Pakistan against Australia in UAE."
The former opening batsman however, is not satisfied with Pakistan's batting in the 50-0ver format and wants players to show more application. The team's batting let the country down throughout the year in ODIs, losing series against England, Sri Lanka and Australia. "The batting is a major problem and a worry at the moment for Pakistan in one day internationals. However it's not a situation that Pakistan cannot overcome. It's about confidence and finding the right players who can cater to the demands of one day cricket," Raja added.