ISLAMABAD - Premier left arm fast bowler Junaid Khan is recovering well from his right foot injury, which he sustained during Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

The sources told The Nation that Junaid had started light training and he is expected to wear spikes and start full-fledged training from next week. It is pertinent to mention here that Junaid got seriously hit on his right foot, while bowling and he was rushed to hospital, where x-rays showed that he sustained serious injury. He was advised complete rest so he was sent back home and was nursing his injury here.

The sources added that after initial few weeks of complete rest, Juniad had started training last week and now he is aiming to back to his usual best. Pakistan cricket team had badly suffered in the absence of Junaid, who had formed formidable new-ball partnership with M Amair and both had destroyed the world’s best batting. The Champions Trophy final is a classic example of how the pair destroyed mighty Indian batting, which is considered as one of the best in the world. Pakistan team lost 5-0 against hosts New Zealand and it seems without Juniad, Aamir looked completely off-colour and nowhere near to what he is normally, when Junaid was sharing new ball with him.

The sources said now Junaid had set his sights on returning to action in the PSL-3 where he would represent Multan Sultans. Previously, Junaid was playing for the holders Peshawar Zalmi.