Left arm pace bowler Junaid Khan is having some quality time in Bangladesh Premier League. Junaid has picked up a cluster of wickets in the event so far. He is one of the leading wicket takers in the event as well. He has taken three here in the match against Dhaka Dynamites and still has got two overs in the bag.
These performances from Junaid have done a great deal towards his cricket in Pakistan as well. Now people have started questioning on his absence from the Pakistan team. Junaid has not been selected for the Pakistan team for a good period now. But there is a reason that he was not selected.
If we look at his bowling performances in the recent past he has not done much. Even in the previous National T20 championship in Pakistan he was below average. But now it seems he has found his lost form. He has performed well now and should be given a chance now.
The first wicket for Mehdi Maruf. Now this was a wavered ball outside the off stump. Maruf should have left it alone instead of chasing this one. There was a serious pace behind it and hence the chance of an edge coming out was always there.
Once the edge was produced Pooran had the easiest of catches to make. Next was the big one from Junaid. Sangakkara was looking in a ravishing form with the bat but Junaid got him on the leg side. This was a lucky wicket for Junaid.
Sanga hit this one perfectly from the middle of the bat but straight to the only man standing outside the ring on the leg side. The fielder was placed at deep backward square leg and he did not have to move an inch to take this catch. Sanga found him perfectly.
The third wicket so far for Junaid was Lewis. The left hander went for a pull against a short ball but only edged it high into the skies and this time Pooran takes a ripper. It was not an easy catch at all. He had to run backwards and then take this one over his head.