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Salman Butt confident about his return to international cricket

Opening batsman Salman Butt is confident about his return to the international cricket scene and to represent Pakistan as his persistent form continues in the domestic tournaments.

The 31-year-old, who is currently playing for Lahore Whites in the ongoing National T20 Cup, said he was hopeful about his return to the national side after his ban from the 2010 spot-fixing case ended last year.

Talking to the media in Multan, the former captain said, “Ever since my comeback [in the domestic circuit], I have performed well in tournaments.”

He added: “As a player, one needs to work hard and maintain his form and fitness.”

However, Butt believes that his fate ultimately rests in the hands of the national selection committee.

“In the end, it all depends on selectors,” he said. “They know what the team requires and subsequently decide who has to be given a chance.”

The International Cricket Council lifted sanctions on Butt in September last year, making him eligible for national and international matches. He played his first domestic match for Water and Power Development Authority in the national one-day tournament on January 10, 2016, where he scored a brilliant 143-ball 135, which included 14 boundaries.

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