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Should Shaheen Afridi Play Pakistan’s Next Match? Shahid Afridi Answers: ICC T20 World Cup

Shahid Afridi, a former captain of Pakistan, has voiced his opinion.  Whether Shaheen should be included in the starting lineup for the upcoming game.

Shaheen Afridi: Pakistan’s concern with Shaheen Shah Afridi’s performance at the current T20 World Cup is significant. Despite Undergoing rehabilitation Shaheen got selected for Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad despite just undergoing rehabilitation. Shaheen missed the Asia Cup last month owing to a knee ailment. However, things haven’t gone according to plan for Pakistan because Shaheen hasn’t played well in the team’s first two matches, which they lost to Zimbabwe and India, respectively.

Former captain Shahid Afridi has expressed his opinion on whether Shaheen should be included in the starting XI on Sunday because Pakistan has to win their next match against the Netherlands.

While everyone wants Shaheen to get back on track, according to Afridi, the captain and management should select which players should play and which should sit out.

“I will not say much still three games left. It’s up to the captain to decide if he wants to play Shaheen or not. But if feel, if you have five bowlers, don’t expect all of them to perform. The same is the case with the batters. So, we want Shaheen to get back into rhythm. I think he bowled better against Zimbabwe than India. Our bowlers have to warm up before the match. You can’t go into a match thinking that you will pick up the pace after bowling two-three balls. That’s not the case as batters are ready to target you,” Afridi said during a discussion.

With two defeats from two outings, Pakistan sits fifth in the points, ahead of bottom-placed Netherlands.

On the other hand, the campaign hasn’t been a remarkable one for both team. In the two matches that they played so far in this tournament. Pakistan has been performing their cricket all together

PAK Vs ZIM 

Both teams will face off on Sunday in Perth. PAK Vs ZIM

As Zimbabwe restricted them to get a small total of 130 there was batting failure in the side. They have the caliber to play good cricket in the future. The Netherlands is currently standing at the bottom of the list. This will be a crucial game for both of these sides. And a win here for either of the sides will set the tournament wide open for other teams as well.

Who can win the game?

Watching the team combination there are more chances Pakistan is expected to win this match.

 

 

 

 

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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T20 WORLD CUP 2024 POINTS TABLE

GROUP A

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IND22041.455
USA22040.626
PAK31220.191
CAN3122-0.493
IRE2020-1.712

GROUP B

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AUS33063.580
SCOT32052.164
NAM3122-2.098
ENG2011-1.800
OMA3030-1.613

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WI22043.574
UGA3122-4.217
PNG2020-0.434
NZ1010-4.200

GROUP D

TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA33060.603
BAN21120.075
NED21120.024
NEP2011-0.539
SL3021-0.777

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