Mohammad Asif plots Test comeback — in Norway
OSLO: Fast bowler Mohammad Asif has wound up playing in Norway as he plots an arrival to Test cricket, five years after an infamous spot-altering embarrassment, a report said.
Asif, 33, told the Cricinfo site he was playing with Oslo’s Christiania Cricket Club to take a shot at his wellness and was “100 percent beyond any doubt” he’d play for Pakistan once more.
Asif was discovered playing no-balls to arrange against England at Lord’s in 2010, an offense which landed him with a correctional facility term and a five-year boycott.
“One of my companions called me to request that I come and play some cricket,” he said, of his landing in the cricketing backwater.
“There’s great climate for preparing – that is the reason I came here. The cricketing standard is not too high but rather’s despite everything it cricket.”
Asif’s one-time new-ball accomplice Mohammad Amir, now 24, is back in the Pakistan squad in spite of his contribution in the spot-settling and is in line to come back to Test cricket – uncannily, at Lord’s – one month from now.
Be that as it may, Asif and Salman Butt, their previous skipper who was additionally rebuffed over the embarrassment, stay outside the universal fold.
“Ideally I will do well in Pakistan and get chose for the national group for the visits to New Zealand and Australia,” Asif said, alluding to Pakistan’s two arrangement from November to January.
“It’s entirely troublesome following five years to descend and bowl quick yet I’m an alternate sort of bowler,” he included.
“Dislike a 100-mile bowler – I’m more subject to swing and crease, they’re my fundamental weapons. My pace was constantly 130 or 135 kph (81-84 mph).
“This (Oslo) is a decent pace for swing. I simply require great wellness.”