Junaid has been injured twice within the four months period and PCB want to protect him from further injuries. Pakistan's next international assignment is to play a full series in Sri Lanka followed by the 'home' series against Australia, also to be played in Sri Lanka, before featuring in the fourth edition of the ICC World Twenty20.
Speaking to a news outlet, Junaid said will; "I prefer to play for Pakistan that give fame and respect in the cricketing world as I want to serve my country."
"I understand I am at the beginning of my career but injuries can happen anytime. I have a long career ahead. The most important thing is that I am still on my feet after the injury and ready to play again," he added.
"I want to take my country to new height in the cricket world with my bowling and want to win matches for my country through my performances," the promising left armer said.
Junaid has been out since Febuaury, when he sustained a fracture of the patella (knee cap) during the Twenty20 series against England. Junaid said that he has recovered from the knee injury.
The move to Lancashire, which requires approval from the Pakistan Cricket Board, would be of great beneficial to Junaid. Fellow compatriot Wasim Akram played for the North East English county for around two decades. Though over-work on what is already perceived as a injury prone body might have severe consequences on the career of the seamer.