YORK'S Jack Leaning has put his name forward to play in domestic Twenty20 competitions in Bangladesh and Pakistan this winter.

The Yorkshire batsman is hoping someone will "take a punt" on his hard-hitting style.

Leaning should find out in the next month or so whether he has been selected for the Bangladesh Premier League in November, before the Pakistan Super League is held in February next year.

The 23-year-old has no issues regarding security for either competition, with the Pakistani competition set to be split between the UAE and Pakistan.

"I'm not totally sure yet what will be happening," he said of his winter plans.

"I've put my name forward for a couple of T20 auctions around the world, in Bangladesh and Pakistan, so we'll have to wait and see what happens with them.

"I'm not holding my breath but you never know what might come up on the off chance. If not, I'll potentially go away somewhere else for a period of time. We'll see what happens."

Leaning is delighted with his development as a Twenty20 batsman. He has scored 785 runs from 41 career appearances since debuting for Yorkshire in 2013, with 161 of those coming from 11 appearances this year.

Statistics don't tell the full tale, with Leaning often coming in at the back end of the innings to clear the ropes, indicated by his competition strike-rate of 150.46 runs per 100 balls.

"I think it's one of the strongest aspects of my game at the moment," he said.

"I have the ability to go in and strike the ball a long way from ball one. It's a strength and something I've worked hard on. Hopefully someone around the world might think 'we need a little bit of that' and take a punt.

"If I can get my foot in the door, I'd be confident of making it count."

Leaning is no stranger to Bangladesh, having toured there with the England under-19s in early 2012, and said: "I know what to expect there.

"I also think they are looking to take a lot more cricket back to Pakistan and the feedback we've had as players from the tournament itself is that all the security is as high as it can be."

The Pakistan Super League final took place in Lahore earlier this year, with the potential for more next year.

This week, a World XI will play three T20s against Pakistan in Lahore, with Paul Collingwood in the former's squad.

"If they're looking to taking cricket back to Pakistan, which can only be a good thing, I'd love to be a part of it," said Leaning.

Yorkshire team-mates David Willey and Liam Plunkett are both in line to play in the Bangladesh competition, which starts on November 2 and clashes with England's Ashes series later in the month.

A number of other England limited-overs players are going in a different direction to play in the new South African Global T20 League at the same time – including Adil Rashid, who has been signed by the Cape Town Knight Riders.