Friday, June 2, 2023

Shahid Afridi hints at Sarfaraz Ahmed’s inclusion in Final XI Against New Zealand

Newly appointed Pakistan’s chief selector Shahid Afridi gave a hint for including pacer Mir Hamza and wicket keeper batter Sarfaraz Ahmed in an upcoming Test series against New-Zealand.

Recently, Afridi was selected as chief selector by PCB Chairman Najam Sethi after Mohammad Wasim led selection committee was dissolved due to the change in PCB’s helm of affairs.

Afridi took the first major decision after being selected earlier with the consultation with skipper Babar Azam to include Hamza, Sajid Khan, and Shahnawaz Dahani in Pakistan’s Test squad for the home series.

Afridi while having conversation with media recently stated that players were selected on the basis of their performances and Pakistan’s strength.

“I’ve got to know that Naseem Shah is not fully fit so it was good to add two fast bowlers to the squad and we’ve been carrying Dahani for so many days, when will he get the opportunity?”

“Also, since Shaheen is not around, it was important to have a left-hander that’s why Hamza was included,” Afridi said, noting that the fast bowler has performed well and that he deserves to play now.

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