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I will use on the bouncy pitches of Australia to take wickets: Mohammad Irfan

By Nilabh Aole -


World's tallest pacer, Mohammad Irfan, who plays for Pakistan is excited to play the five-match ODI series against Australia as he will be getting the benefit of the bouncy pitches of Australia. He is looking forward to targeting in-form Australian captain Steve Smith in the ODI series which is scheduled to start from January 13 at the Gabba, Brisbane.

Talking to Express Tribune, Irfan said, "I am the only bowler with this sort of height so I feel I have an advantage over others which I will use on the bouncy pitches of Australia to take wickets.My main target will be Smith, who is in good form right now but as my bounce is unusual I will try to use it to bowl him out." 

In the World Cup 2015, Irfan was expected to be the bowling spearhead of Pakistan in Australia. However, he failed to deliver at that time and he acknowledged that he will try his level best to settle the score this time. He said, "I had difficulty in the first two matches in the World Cup but now I am familiar with those pitches and will bowl the deliveries needed to take wickets."

Irfan has been recalled in the ODI squad as he left out the team during the fifth ODI and the against England due to fitness issues earlier this year. Speaking of that, he said, "I am really thankful to the selectors and team management who have trusted me by including me in the team. I will make sure to use this chance to prove myself."

While announcing the ODI squad, National Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq had said that Irfan has got the chance into the squad considering the Australian conditions and he also added that the squad needs a proper balance of experienced and young players.

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