Taufeeq Umar eyeing Pak Test recall during Sri Lanka series

ANI| Updated: Dec 10, 2013, 14:33 PM IST

Islamabad: Discarded Pakistani Test opener Taufeeq Umar is keen on making a comeback in the three match Test series against Sri Lanka, according to reports.

According to The Express Tribune, Umar was overlooked for the one against South Africa after scoring a century in his last President`s Trophy match for SNGPL.

He scored an unbeaten 128 and 63 against PTV, helping his side to an important win, the report said.

The knocks have reminded the selectors of his presence and the batsman claimed that his current form plus his track record against Sri Lanka in Test cricket justifies a recall, the report added.

Umar said that he was doing as much hard work as he could but it was now on the selection committee to decide, adding that what he could do was perform well in domestic cricket.

He added that his record against Sri Lanka was pretty good too and the last time he played them in UAE, he scored a double century against them as well.

The 32-year-old left-hander has scored 2943 runs in 43 Tests at a relatively decent average of 38.72, the report further said.