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DELRAY BEACH/FL – USA: Young all-rounder Zishawn Qureshi was in brilliant form on Sunday striking two quickfire half-centuries as matches continued at the Maq Cricket Stadium in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale.
The right-under lining up for Pakistan Eagles caught the eye with his awesome hitting. In the first match, he came up against Global Warriors, and opening the batting he had balls flying all over the facility.
He struck 57 off just 24 balls with six massive sixes. He was able to take Pakistan Eagles to 131/8 off 15 overs. Global Warriors on the back of an unbeaten 42 from Nicholas Thomas and Damien Rowe 26 not out got the win at 136/5.
In the second match of the day Qureshi was again at it, this time striking 69 with seven sixes. His innings took Pakistan Eagles to 147 against Bangladesh Tigers. The Tigers in response could muster only 111 – giving Eagles a victory by 36 runs.
The right-handed Qureshi has been in brilliant form recently and is the man that is being feared by teams who show up to play under the Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) banner.
A couple of weeks ago the US All Stars captain was against in full flight smashing 72 and 23 in the 30-overs Test, also at the Maq Cricket Stadium.
Speaking to 925 News he said: “I am happy with my batting at the moment. I have been working hard on my fitness and with the constant cricket that we are getting, it has worked to my benefit.”
Looking ahead Qureshi said he is anxious to play at the USA Nationals Maq T10 competition in November. “I am looking forward to that tournament, I always do well at that tournament and will be looking to continue my good run there.”
At the end of the year, the US Open T20 tournament will be played and this is the time that Qureshi gets to tussle with international competition. “Yes the US Open is the top of the tree tournament we have here in America and of course I am looking forward to playing in that. It is the only competition where we can match skills with international players. I measure my progress at this tournament and hopefully, all goes well this year.”