Rizwan aims for big scores in NZ

Statesman Report

KARACHI: Pakistan’s newly-appointed Test vice-captain and wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan has set his eyes on big scores in Pakistan’s upcoming series against the Kiwis next month.

Rizwan flew to New Zealand on Monday along with his teammates with an aim to continue in his current form.

Prior to his departure, Rizwan told Geo News that he’s eying to score in three figures in Test cricket for his team.

“I haven’t scored in three-figures yet in Test cricket and this is something I am aiming to achieve. My aim is to give my best and perform with my bat and gloves for my team in the upcoming series,” he shared.

Pakistan will play three T20Is and two Test matches in New Zealand next month. On the sidelines, Pakistan Shaheens will also play two 4-day games against New Zealand A on the tour.

Rizwan was recently named deputy of Babar Azam in the longer format. The wicket-keeper batsman said that he’s looking forward to playing efficiently and produce input that works for the better interests of the team.

Behind the wickets

“When you’re behind the wickets, you’re virtually a captain and you’ll have to keep guiding and keep motivating the team. So, being behind the wicket makes it easier for me.”

“I am sure having a top-class batsman like Babar Azam on commanding seat and an experienced Azhar Ali in the squad, there won’t be any missing on our side,” he hoped. _length_with_data_redu