shaheen shah afridi

Pakistan’s Shaheen passed fit for World Cup warm-ups

Shaheen Afridi:Biography.

Shaheen has been completing his rehab at Crystal Palace Football Club in London

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Hosts: Australia Dates: 16 October-13 November
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Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has been passed fit for Pakistan’s T20 World Cup warm-up matches next week.

Shaheen has been out with a knee injury since July and has been undergoing a rehabilitation programme in London.

But, in a major boost to Pakistan’s World Cup hopes, the 22-year-old will join the squad in Brisbane on Saturday before warm-ups against England and Afghanistan on 17 and 19 October.

Pakistan’s World Cup campaign begins on 23 October against India.

Shaheen has taken 47 wickets in 40 T20s, including a memorable 3-31 in Pakistan’s 10-wicket win against India in last year’s World Cup.

He said he has been bowling “six to eight overs trouble-free for the past 10 days with full run-up and pace”.

Batter Fakhar Zaman, who has a knee injury but has been named as one of Pakistan’s travelling reserves for the World Cup, will also join the squad on Saturday.

Pakistan are currently preparing for the tournament with a tri-series in New Zealand, also including Bangladesh.

After starting with wins over Bangladesh and then New Zealand, they were beaten by nine wickets by the Black Caps earlier on Tuesday.

Personal information

Full name Shaheen Shah Afridi
Born 6 April 2000 (age 22)Landi Kotal,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)[1]
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Left-arm fast[2]
Role Bowler
Relations Riaz Afridi (brother)Yasir Afridi (cousin)

Internationa information

National side Pakistan (2018–present)
Test debut (cap 236) 3 December 2018 v New Zealand
Last Test 16 July 2022 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 218) 21 September 2018 v Afghanistan
Last ODI 10 June 2022 v West Indies
T20I debut (cap 78) 3 April 2018 v West Indies
Last T20I 5 April 2022 v Australia

Domestic team information

Years Team
2017 Khan Research Laboratories
2017 Dhaka Dynamites
2018 present Lahore Qalandars (squad no. 10)
2018 Balochistan
2019/20 Northern (squad no. 10)
2020 Hampshire (squad no. 40)
2020/21 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (squad no. 10)
2022 Middlesex (squad no. 10)

Career statistic

Competition Test ODI T20I T20
Matches 25 32 40 119
Runs scored 145 102 19 156
Batting average 6.04 17.00 9.50 7.42
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 19 19* 10* 39*
Balls bowled 4,731 1,611 884 2,695
Wickets 99 62 47 165
Bowling average 24.86 23.87 24.31 20.96
5 wickets in innings 4 2 0 4
10 wickets in match 1 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/51 6/35 3/20 6/19
Catches/stumpings 2/– 6/– 8/- 27/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 July 2022

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