Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Pakistan’s Pacer Shaheen Afridi Likely to Miss Three T201 Matches Against NZ

Shaheen Shah Afridi, the well-known Pakistani fast bowler, is expected to miss parts of the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand. This move is in line with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s plan to ease the workload on the team’s main pacers.

Reports suggest ongoing discussions to protect the fast bowlers from excessive strain and to assess the performance and fitness of emerging players.

It is anticipated that fast bowlers returning from injury are more likely to be included in the T20I series against New Zealand.

There is speculation that key fast bowlers, including Shaheen, might be given rest for either the initial matches or even the entire series against the visiting team, set to start on April 18.

This development follows the PCB’s decision to replace Shaheen with Babar Azam as the T20I captain, a move that reportedly left the former captain unhappy with the sudden change in leadership.

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