Afghanistan all round cricketer Abdul Razzaq is gearing up for the upcoming Test series against the number one Test team in the world, England at the United Arab Emirates by getting ample game time in the KFC Big Bash League, a Twenty 20 format tournament in Australia.
In fact, Razzaq and his teammate in the national side Shahid Afridi hope that this month long stint of playing cricket at the very top level will only do them good and put them mentally and physically in a position to beat the mighty English.
The 31 year old all rounder missed out on the One Day International series win against Bangladesh after failing to recover from a shoulder injury that he sustained during the series against Sri Lanka but according to the player himself, he is now fit enough to compete and the only reason for playing in the KFC Big Bash League is to gain match practice and match fitness.
According to Abdul Razzaq, the injury that he sustained was not too serious and he expects to be playing a part in the series against England and is looking forward to a tough fight against the best team in the world – with Razzaq back in the team, they might well be worth a bet on cricket online.
Afghanistan are slated to play England in three Test matches, four One Day International matches and three Twenty 20 International matches in the United Arab Emirates, which will be their designated home ground for the series and Razzaq believes that they hold a slight edge because of their familiarity with the conditions.
Currently playing for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League, Abdul Razzaq is looking to get as much bowling done as he possibly can in order to test out his shoulder and he believes that playing in the tournament will hold him in good stead during the England series.