Shaheen Afridi and Virat Kohli
Shaheen Afridi and Virat Kohli. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Pakistan’s prayers have lastly been answered as Shaheen Shah Afridi now appears totally match to play within the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. The speedster has accomplished his rehabilitation and can quickly fly to Australia to hitch the remainder of the squad, that can be coming from New Zealand after their memorable tri-series triumph involving New Zealand and Bangladesh.

Shaheen, who suffered a knee damage and missed the Asia Cup 2022 together with a number of sequence is presently bowling six to eight overs every day in response to him. Earlier than flying to Australia the 22-year-old thanked his physios throughout one in all his hardest occasions as an expert cricketer.

“Thanks for the assist in my rehabilitation. All the most effective for the remainder of the season. Now on to Australia,” Shaheen wrote on Twitter.

“I’ve been bowling six to eight overs trouble-free for the previous 10 days with full run-up and tempo. Whereas I’ve loved bowling and batting within the nets, nothing can exchange the texture of a match surroundings and I can’t wait to be in that setting,” the speedster stated in an announcement.

Fakhar Zaman replaces Usman Qadir within the 15-member squad for T20 World Cup

Regardless of successful the multi-nation sequence in New Zealand, Pakistan’s center order has been poor, to say the least. Not one of the middle-order batters have stepped as much as the challenges and thus, the Pakistan administration determined to carry Fakhar Zaman again into the 15-member squad.

Fakhar himself was fairly common within the Asia Cup and thus was dropped from the squad for the T20 World Cup. The 32-year-old performed six matches within the event and scored 96 runs at a strike fee of 103.22. He was initially drafted as one of many reserves for the event however the Babar Azam-led aspect didn’t wish to pass over his expertise and he’ll be changing Usman Qadir within the staff.

The 29-year-old Qadir, who has performed 23 T20Is for Pakistan and picked up 29 wickets, will now be part of the reserves.