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It is amazing to learn from people like Younis and Saqlain, reckons this English cricketer

The Zalmi camp boasts of big names like Younis Khan and Saqlain Mushtaq in the team management.

Liam Dawson
Liam Dawson. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The 2018 edition of the Pakistan Super League has commenced and it is proving out to be a very impressive affair. The defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi, though, have failed to get the ideal start. The Zalmi camp boasts of big names like Younis Khan and Saqlain Mushtaq in the team management. Despite the heavy names in the camp, the team has lost two out of the three games they have played thus far in the season.

However, the players still feel that they cannot be ruled out just yet. As per the recent quotes in The Dawn, English all-rounder Liam Dawson has remarked that the camp is not short on talent and experience. Dawson is yet to take the field for the Peshawar side in the season. However, Liam Dawson is sensing it to be a learning curve being under the watchful eyes of Younis Khan and Saqlain Mushtaq.

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“It’s obviously amazing to learn from people like Younis Khan and Saqlain Mushtaq. It’s good to be around some big names of Pakistan cricket and hopefully I’ll pick their brains over the next month of cricket,” Liam Dawson quoted.

‘Don’t rule us out’

Meanwhile, much like Liam Dawson, batsman Dwayne Smith believes it is unfair to rule out the Peshawar Zalmi side so soon. Smith was the leading run getter for the Zalmi side in their previous game against Karachi Kings. He scored a gutsy 71 in the match, albeit in a losing cause. Smith remarked that the side is very much capable of bouncing back and getting back to the winning ways.

“I’m very proud of the way the team played, especially in the field. Barring a few chances we really bowled well. I’m sure we’ll bounce back, not let this game into our heads and make it to the play-offs,” Dwayne Smith quoted.

“Don’t give up on us [just yet] because we haven’t given up as well. We’re going to come back and fight till the end,” he added further.

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