Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has repeated that he wants to continue playing at least until ICC World T20 2020 before he bids adieu to international cricket.
The 26-year-old from Sialkot bid adieu to his Test career at the end of 2015, after appearing in just three matches. He scored a century in his last test match.
Malik has continued to play for country’s T20 and ODI squad, and now eyes the World Cup 2019 in England, after playing an important role in Pakistan’s triumph to CT 17. Malik also set his sights on the 2020 T20 world cup scheduled in Australia.
“The 2019 World Cup, 50-over cricket, is my last World Cup, but I want to play in the World T20 in 2020, that is my goal for Twenty20 cricket,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Malik as saying.
“These are the two big goals which I’m looking at, let’s see how it goes. If I’m consistently performing then I want to play these two World Cups,” he added.
Malik will be a part of Eoin Morgan-led ICC World XI, which will square off with the West Indies at Lord’s on May 31, in a charity match.
Malik has scored 6,765 runs in 252 ODIs and 1,753 runs in 89 T20i.