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Irfan is eager to play for Pakistan

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Seven-feet and one-inch tall, Irfan spoke to media at training camp in Lahore. “I am feeling completely fit and of course the target is to win the World Cup 2015 for Pakistan,” said Irfan, who celebrates 32nd birthday on Friday

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“It’s a big event, every player feels honored to play it. In Australia, pitches are very bouncy and are suitable for me and obviously I have a height factor and I can do well.

“If I manage to sustain my fitness 100%, I will be able to win matches single-handedly.”

The tall and thin pacer was injured during the T20 series against South Africa in November last year in Dubai. He could not play Pakistan’s series against Sri Lanka, tour to South Africa, Asia Cup and the World Twenty20.

Irfan told that it was not good to miss six months of cricket, but he would try to keep away from further injuries.

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“I am working hard on my fitness and I am ensuring this time that I should go a long way,” he said.

Irfan started playing cricket international cricket in 2010 when he was aged 28 but has so far played just four Tests, 27 ODIs and seven T20s.

“I know I have to manage my workload and playing Tests is an added pressure, hence I decided to play T20 and one days only. I have to get myself tied up for a longer run this time and will ensure that I don’t get dropped.”

The selectors want him to play World Cup and be at rest during August tour of Sri Lanka and important series against Australia in the UAE in October-November.

The left arm, fast bowler added moreover that he was distressed on missing out the Asia Cup and the World Twenty20, but his family supported him during the hard time.

 

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