Shoaib Malik wants to bat `up the order` as has `still a few years of cricket left in him`

Islamabad, Aug 23 (ANI): Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik has said that he believes that he still has a few year of cricket left in him, and added that he wanted to move up the batting order for his team.

According to the Daily Times, Malik, who last played Test cricket in 2010, averages 39.02 in 51 ODI innings batting at No 1 to 3, although at positions 4 to 7, his average comes down to 31.16 from 128 innings.

Stating that he thinks that he still can play for his country for another five or six years, Malik, who was dropped from the national squad after the ICC Champions Trophy, said that although he is fit, he wants to be more consistent for which he wants to bat at either No.3 or 4 in the order, instead of No.6.

Ignored for both the tours of West Indies and Zimbabwe, Malik admitted that shoulder and elbow injuries and poor form had contributed to his decline, although he said that he had now regained his strength after having elbow surgery and working hard in the gym, adding that playing again as an all-rounder is his priority.

Malik is currently playing in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for side Barbados Tridents, the report added. (ANI)


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