Pakistan Opener Imran Nazir to make a return to competitive cricket after 3 years

Pakistan opener Imran Nazir is all set to make a return to competitive cricket as the third season of Pakistan Super League commences. However, he did take part in some cricket in UAE followed by The Bahrain Cricket Festival match alongside Misbah Ul Haq and Shahid Afridi.

According to a report by B Recorder, the cricketer confirmed his name in the Pakistan Super League players’ draft. It has also been reported that the new franchise i.e. Multan Sultans have displayed their keenness in signing the dashing opener.

The PSL draft is scheduled to take place at Lahore on Sunday, i.e. the 12th of November. It would be interesting to see which team picks him up. Imran Nazir, on the other hand, would be looking forward to making a decent comeback after a prolonged phase staying away from the game.

The 35-year-old who played his last game in 2014 has remained out of action ever since being hit over by a ball on the head. The opener was known for his reckless batting at the top order which more often than not cost him his wicket.

In T20 internationals, the opener has a stupendous strike rate of 135 as the PSL franchisees would be looking cash on this aspect of Imran Nazir. He was also a part of Pakistan’s inaugural WT20 campaign in the 2007 edition. He also formed a crucial part of the Pakistan top order during the 2012 WT20.

He never made any international appearance after that. Imran Nazir who’s 35 at the moment may well be the answer to Pakistan batting woes. He has a chance to make it big in the PSL and show the selectors that he’s still good enough to make it to that level. However, that’s a long way from now and Imran Nazir would have to make a serious statement if he wants to revive his cricketing career