Veteran Razzaq still hopeful of Test comeback

Updated: 14 August 2010 16:16 IST

Abdul Razzaq has not given up hope of playing Test cricket for the national team despite being overlooked for the ongoing tour of England.

Veteran Razzaq still hopeful of Test comeback

Karachi:

Pakistan's veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has not given up hope of playing Test cricket for the national team despite being overlooked for the ongoing tour of England.

Razzaq said he still had hopes of making it into the Test team once again.

Razzaq, who is playing for Hampshire in the Friends Provident Twenty20, said he would have been a worthy addition to Pakistan's Test squad in England because of his experience and performances.

Razzaq, who at the age of 30 has already played 46 Tests, 240 one-day internationals and 19 Twenty20 matches for his country said that he wanted to get rid of the tag of being a limited overs cricket player.

Razzaq, who has not played a Test since 2006, told the Pakpassion. Net cricket website that he could have contributed a lot to the team in the seamer friendly conditions in England.

"In English conditions I would have been effective, especially given the nature of the wickets at both Nottingham and Birmingham," Razzaq said.

"I don't believe that my Test career is over, even though I haven't featured for Pakistan for more than three-and-a-half years. I am ready to return to Test cricket whenever I am required. Of course it's out of my hands and down to the selectors and those that select the squads," he added.

Razzaq felt Pakistan, which has lost three out of four Tests in England also being bowled out for low scores of 80 and 72 against England, have struggled because of their poor fielding.

"The age-old problem of poor fielding has not been eradicated. During practice our fielding is very good but it seems that the concentration slips during a match situation. Some of the boys don't really enjoy their fielding and that's a problem too," he pointed out. 



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