National Bank of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Talha has set 50 wickets in the current Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and a role in Pakistan's tour of Australia as his targets for the season.
The 21-year-old from Faisalabad, who has represented Pakistan just once, in the ill-fated Test against Sri Lanka back in March, told Pakpassion.net he was happy with his form so far this season.
"I've managed to take 17 wickets in the four matches that I have played so far and it's been great bowling in tandem with Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer," Talha said. "Asif is really helpful in providing advice on how to bowl to different batsmen and he really encourages me. It's great having someone as experienced as Asif alongside me in the team."
Talha, who managed figures of 1 for 88 on Test debut, has been overlooked by the selectors since. However, he was happy with slight changes that had been made to his run-up recently and hoped to get a look-in for the tour of Australia.
"I feel in good shape and am comfortable with my run up and action," Talha said. "I hope I can continue to have a successful season with National Bank and make the Australia tour. For now, though, the most important thing is for me to concentrate on the match against Sui Southern Gas Corporation".