Pakistan’s Shan Masood shines in English county cricket

Derbyshire opener Shan Masood raises bat after scoring a century in opposition to Sussex. Picture Derbyshire CCC Twitter

KARACHI: Pakistan Take a look at opener Shan Masood has proven his magnificence all over the English season, serving to his facet Derbyshire stand out in comparison to different groups.

After stellar performances at the nationwide home circuit in addition to within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL), the left-handed batter has made his presence felt within the LV=Insurance coverage County Championship Department Two fit in fresh days.

Enjoying in opposition to Sussex, Shan hit his maiden double ton on the county degree. He performed a chain of fluent strokes to achieve the milestone.

The Pakistani opener scored 201* from 271 balls, sharing an unbroken third-wicket stand of 236 with Wayne Madsen who used to be 88 now not out on the shut.

“I feel we have been courageous to bat first, Derby all the time has one thing for the bowlers and the onus used to be on us after the final sport at Lord’s the place we had a couple of respectable begins,” the left-handed batter stated.

Shan, who’s enjoying for the primary time in county cricket, used to be additionally exceptional with the bat in his debut sport the place he posted ratings of 91 and 62. He’s recently the highest scorer within the LV=Insurance coverage County Championship Department Two fit this season.

Regardless of his heroics with the bat, Pakistan’s selectors proceed to forget about him. Shan has been lost sight of since his failure within the away sequence in opposition to New Zealand in 2020-21.

Shan’s final look for Pakistan used to be within the Christchurch Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand in January final yr. Since then he has scored prolifically in all codecs of the sport however is but to make his go back to nationwide accountability.

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