Shaheen Will Help Pakistan’s T20 World Cup Chances3 min read
Pakistan quick After recovering from an injury, Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi has resumed bowling and plans to go to Australia with the intention of participating in his country’s Twenty20 World Cup campaign there.
With Pakistan’s pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi likely to join the team for warm-up games against England and Afghanistan, the team has been given a significant boost in preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia.
Shaheen, who is 22 years old, has been out of action ever since he suffered a ligament injury to his right knee while playing a Test match in Sri Lanka in July. As a result, Shaheen was unable to participate in the Asia Cup as well as a home series against England.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday that Shaheen is now available for selection for the two warm-up matches that will take place on October 17 and October 19 respectively against England and Afghanistan. During these matches, his match fitness will be evaluated by the team management.
The warm-up match between Pakistan and England will take place at the Gabba on the following Monday, and it will be televised on both Fox Cricket and Kayo Sports. The match will begin at 7 p.m. local time, immediately following the warm-up match between Australia and India.
Before New Zealand’s match against India, the Gabba will also play host to their second warm-up match against Afghanistan on the following Wednesday during the day. Fox Cricket and Kayo Sports will also broadcast these two matches on television respectively.
Shaheen is an essential part of Pakistan’s set-up because of his ability to bowl at high speeds and generate bounce, which is likely to come in handy on Australian fields. Shaheen has collected 47 wickets in 40 T20 matches during his career.
“It has been a difficult period for me to be miles away from the game and the team I love the most,” said Shaheen, who was named in the 15-man squad in the hope that he would be fit in time for the tournament. “I am super excited,” he said. “It has been a difficult period for me to be miles away from the game and the team I love the most.”
For the past 10 days, I have been able to bowl six to eight overs without any problems while maintaining my full run-up and tempo.
Along with Shaheen’s trip to Brisbane, the replacement batsman Fakhar Zaman, who has been sidelined due to a knee ailment, will also make the trip.
On October 23, in front of a crowd that is completely sold out, Pakistan will start their campaign against India at the MCG. Pakistan won the T20 World Cup in 2009.
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