Fawad Ahmed believes he could do the job at the World Cup for Australia
Fawad made his international debut back in 2013.
Updated - Dec 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Fawad Ahmed is one of the spinners going around in the Australian domestic circuit who has been awaiting an extended stint with the national team since long. He got his first international break in 2013 when he was called to face the English team. He played only a few games, soaring above expectations but was never seen again. However, the veteran is confident that he is in good shape right now and believes he can be an asset to the Australian team if included in the World Cup.
Ahmed was in a red-hot form in Sydney Thunder’s triumph against Sydney Sixers, claiming three crucial wickets. The 36-year old tweaker from North-West Frontier Province, demolished the likes of Jordan Silk’s and Daniel Hughes’ stumps while also trapping Josh Philippe plumb right in front. Shane Watson’s team coasted to a 21-run win in their second fixture.
The Pakistan-born veteran is optimistic that he can make an impact in the World Cup but is not expecting a recall to the national team. Ahmed also stated that he is enjoying his game right now and he is physically very fit whenever his services would be needed.
“I’m enjoying the day, I’m enjoying the present, and the future will take of itself. If the opportunities come along, I’m physically very fit and bowling really well,” Ahmed said as quoted by cricket.com.au
“You’re always going to be happy about serving your country, especially representing your country at the World Cup.”
Former Teammate praises Ahmed and names him as the key player for World Cup
Mitchell McClenaghan, the former teammate of Fawad Ahmed at Sydney Thunder has named him as a crucial piece of the puzzle in the 10-team tournament to be contested in England next year. Here’s what the burly Kiwi’s tweet mentioned:-
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) December 24, 2018
Speaking about McClenaghan’s tweet, the leggie said: “It’s very nice of him but it doesn’t look like it’s happening so I’m just going to enjoy myself here.”
Ahmed also mentioned that he is coming along really well and he would thoroughly like to see himself contributing in more wins for Sydney Thunder.
“I’m bowling really well, and hopefully it will continue the same way and I can contribute to Sydney Thunder so we can win a few more games.”