Jamshed: I have realised my mistakes

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Batsman Nasir Jamshed has vowed to return to the Pakistan Test side, after being dropped for next month's series against Zimbabwe.

Batsman Nasir Jamshed has vowed to return to the Pakistan Test side, after being dropped for next month's series against Zimbabwe.

The left-handed Jamshed has accrued a solid ODI record since debuting in 2013, scoring 1259 runs in 36 innings at an average of 38.15, including three centuries and eight half-tons.

He failed to impressive during two Tests against South Africa in Johannesburg and Cape Town earlier this year, though, and was consequently sidelined on the back of just 51 runs in four innings.

"Test cricket is an important format and essential for every big player. I am disappointed over being dropped from the Test side. I will try my best to regain a place in the five-day format too by giving good performances in ODIs and T20s," said Jamshed.

"If I am given another chance in Test cricket, you will find me a more mature player. I have realised my mistakes in South Africa and I have learnt the lessons."

Uncapped all-rounder Anwar Ali, meanwhile, is eager to justify his selection in the ODI squad. Predominantly a right-arm seamer, the 25-year-old has added a string of consistency with the bat to his recent achievements at domestic level.

"This time I have come back in the team with improved batting skills too to play my role in the team as an effective all-rounder," he added.

The full tour, which will feature two T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests, will get underway at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.

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