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Scotland international Safyaan Sharif eyes promotion with Perth Doo'cot next season

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Scotland international Safyaan Sharif is targeting promotion after confirming he is to return to play for Perth Doo’cot next season.The medium-fast bowler helped the Fair City side to a second place finish in the North East Championship in the recently-completed campaign.But he feels there is every reason to believe that the squad at Doo’cot Park is strong enough to go one better next year.“Finishing second has shown what we can achieve in the league,” Sharif explained to the Perthshire Advertiser.“We want to progress into the Eastern Premier.

We made a few little mistakes throughout last season but we have taken confidence and the guys look forward to next year.“There is a lot of talent and I am looking forward to working with them.

Hopefully we can progress and get into the Premier League.”Sharif, who memorably took the last wicket when Scotland famously beat England back in 2018 at Grange Cricket Club Ground in Edinburgh, greatly enjoyed his first season with his new Perth team-mates.He did miss a few games due to his continuing involvement with the national team - where he continues to impress - but he always made sure to keep tabs on the results.“I knew quite a few of the boys who played in Perth and I had played against them in the past,” he said. “I saw plenty of talent in the team.“When I was away with the Scotland team, I was watching the results carefully.“They did really well without me.

That is something I am trying to encourage.“We want the local guys to put down their foot and put in the performances to get the wins.”Sharif, aside from the competitive action, is looking forward to passing on his knowledge to the next generation at Doo’cot Park.“I love the facilities we have at Perth - it is a great ground

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