Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi. (Picture by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP through Getty Photographs)

Pakistan star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is more likely to miss the ODI sequence in opposition to the Netherlands, slated to start out on August 16. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has admitted the truth that the left-arm pacer might be rested a minimum of for the primary two ODI encounters.

The Males in Inexperienced, after going through the Netherlands within the ODI fixture, will face arch-rivals India of their opening encounter of the 2022 Asia Cup. To notice, each India and Pakistan will meet once more in the course of the 2022 T20 World Cup slated to be performed in October this 12 months.

We’re trying long-term at his health and well being: Babar Azam on Shaheen Afridi

“We’re trying long-term at his health and well being. We would like him to play a recreation in opposition to the Netherlands if he’s match and be prepared for the Asia Cup,” mentioned Babar Azam in a press convention.

“Now we have eleven trump playing cards. Every of them generally is a matchwinner on their day. I place confidence in each one among them, whether or not batters or bowlers,” he added.

The left-arm seamer is presently out of motion owing to a knee harm, however he was named for the upcoming Asia Cup. Pakistan group administration will need Shaheen to get match earlier than their all-important conflict in opposition to the Males in Blue.

Babar additionally talked about pacer Hasan Ali who was omitted from the squad. He mentioned that the right-arm pacer has the possibility to regain his type in home cricket and make a comeback to the nationwide group.

“Our fast-bowling bench power is great. They’ve now obtained a chance to showcase their abilities. That is the way you increase your pool. Sure, he’s (Ali) not in type, nevertheless it’s not like he has to show something. Home cricket is arising. He’ll play that and make a powerful comeback hopefully,” Babar added.

The Males in Inexperienced are in wonderful white-ball type, and they’re going to need to proceed their good efficiency in opposition to the Netherlands and within the upcoming 2022 T20 Asia Cup.