MARGATE/FL – USA: Captain of the US All Stars team Zishawn Qureshi while celebrating his birthday on Tuesday is focussing on the new cricket season and what 2021 has in store for him.
Fresh from leading his team to the semi-finals of the US Open T20 tournament, Qureshi is anxious to get back to the field of play as soon as possible. “After the US Open T20 I have been to Colorado and then visited St. Augustine. After this, it is back to work because I am hoping that things get back to normal in the new year so that I can resume my cricket.”
Qureshi has been in great form with the bat over the past nine months and although he did not have the best of times with the bat at the US Open T20, it was with the ball that he made his greatest impression. His best spell was 3/35 against the Somerset Cavaliers in a Group A game and included in his dismissals was the dangerous Andre Russell.
“My bowling is coming along well but there is much work to be done. I am hoping to get out to Trinidad to attend an academy there to fine-tune my skills. However with the current pandemic around the borders in Trinidad is closed to it will mean getting an exemption and then having to undergo quarantine before getting to work on my game.
“I am hoping that this situation improves quickly so that I can make the move and also get in some action on the field of play in foreign conditions as well. We will see how it works out but I have already told myself that 2021 is a big year for me and I am going to work very hard on my fitness and mental aspect of the game as well as I look to take my cricket to the next level.”