After serving his ban for involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, opening batsman Sharjeel Khan was back in competitive cricket. He rejoined the valuable Pakistan Super League (PSL) after getting picked by Karachi Kings. The aggressive batsman failed to register impressive numbers as he mustered only one half-century to score a total of 199 runs at 24.87 in 10 innings.
However, head coach of Karachi Kings, Dean Jones is in favor of including the left-hander in the T20 World Cup squad of Pakistan. In fact, the former Australian cricketer is of the opinion that Pakistan would not be able to win the mega-event if they move ahead by discarding a power-hitter – a player Pakistan needs badly in their batting line-up.
Not only that, Dean supported Sharjeel Khan by stating that the southpaw won’t become Wasim Akram or Asif Iqbal in terms of fitness. Continuing his argument, he added that the 30-year old needs to lose 5 to 6 kgs which would be enough for him as he has strong muscles and this is crucial for any power-hitter.