T20 World Cup 2022: “We have a lot of fast hitters and Shaheen’s return makes it even stronger”
Pakistan captain Babar Azam stated that the team always makes good fast pitchers and the same is true for T20 World Cup 2022 formation. The birthday boy insists that Shaheen Afridi’s return from injury will only make the team stronger.
Afridi has not played a single match for Pakistan since suffering a knee injury on his first test with Sri Lanka in Galle in July. He will play two warm-ups before the T20 World Cup, during which his fitness will be assessed.
Pakistan will start their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on October 23. At the press conference organized by the ICC on Saturday 15 October, Babar was Ask about Pakistan’s fast bowling resources. He responded:
“Pakistan has always had many fast players. We also have a lot of fast bow players this time around and the return of Shaheen makes it even stronger. We also have good bench strength. We’ve played a number of different combinations in recent games and they’ve all worked out.”
“Haris (Rauf) has improved at death and with the new ball. It was an opportunity for us to show off our skills with different combinations of players. “
Haris Rauf appeared in Afridi’s absence and did a great job holding the ball for Pakistan. He has racked up six goals in three games by an average of 14.67 in his three-game streak in New Zealand.
“We are looking forward to seeing him play” – Babar Azam confirms that Afridi is the perfect fit
While Afridi has been announced to fly to Australia, there are concerns about his fitness as he has not played international cricket recently.
Babar, however, claims that the left-hander swimmer is fit and would love to go. He say:
“Sure, Shaheen and Fakhar are back. We have six days before the first game. We will also use two warm-up matches. Shaheen is completely fit and gives 100% of her energy. So we’re looking forward to seeing him play.”
While Pakistan’s midfield order is a big concern, Babar insists that their performance in the recently concluded third-place series in New Zealand will give them a lot of confidence. He stated:
“We had a good series in New Zealand. The middle order has dropped in the last two games. You gain confidence from performances like that right before the World Cup. I have full confidence that the intermediate command will work. We are backing them.”
Pakistan beat New Zealand by five goals in the final in Christchurch on Friday, October 14. In pursuit of 164, Mohammad Nawaz scored 38 goals unbeaten, while Haider Ali (31 lost 15) and Iftikhar Ahmed ( 25 wins 14) also plays an important role. contribute.