ROSS Whiteley has made his first appearance for Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.

The Worcestershire all-rounder had to wait until Sultans' seventh match of the tournament to make his bow.

Whiteley batted at number six in the group match against Quetta Gladiators and made 16 off 15 balls.

He struck one six over long-on against Australian seamer Ben McLaughlin before holing out at mid-off against Rahat Ali.

It was Whiteley’s first knock since December 17 when he appeared in the inaugural T10 tournament in Sharjah.

He added 38 for the fifth wicket with skipper Shoaib Malik who ended unbeaten on 65 as Sultans totalled 152-5 in their 20 overs.

But Gladiators earned a two wicket win with one ball to spare despite Umar Gul returning 6-24.

Whiteley and Sultans still top the table with nine points from seven games with four wins, two losses and one no result.

Meanwhile, Whiteley wants to make an impact in the Specsavers County Championship this summer.

The 29-year-old admits he has not obtained the consistency he would have liked in the longer format of the game and has been in and out of the Championship side.

But as Worcestershire prepare for life back in Division One a century he made at that level three years ago against then-champions Yorkshire at Scarborough sticks in the memory.

It indicated Whiteley’s potential in four-day cricket.

There have been other examples like a 70-plus against Nottinghamshire at New Road that same summer in the top flight and Whiteley feels he has more to offer.

He said: “Personally when I was younger I just wanted to play whatever cricket I could, whether that was four-day or T20. I just wanted to play first-team cricket.

“As time and my career has gone on, it has probably led me more towards the white-ball stuff with my performances.

“It probably suits my game a bit better but I still want to play red-ball cricket.

“I really feel I can still prove a point in the red-ball stuff and have got a lot more to offer.

“I know that consistency hasn’t been there but it’s first-team cricket and I want to be involved to as high a standard as I can.”

Whiteley believes playing his natural game is key to him making his mark more often in the Championship.

He said: “Am I frustrated at not being more consistent? Definitely. It all comes down probably to me being true to myself.

“The way I played the sort of innings when I’ve been successful I’ve probably played more like I’ve played my white-ball cricket.

“It is just about me on the day doing it. It’s been frustrating and is something next season I’m really looking to put into play and to get that sort of consistency.”