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2022-02-12 12:45:13

Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi. — PCB

KARACHI: The Inexperienced Shirts’ star pacer and ICC Males’s Cricketer of the Yr Shaheen Shah Afridi is determined to give his best against Australia throughout their upcoming tour of Pakistan.

Afridi is presently busy main the Lahore Qalandars of their quest for his or her maiden Pakistan Tremendous League title. Whereas Shaheen has one eye on the PSL trophy, he has additionally set his sights on Australia’s all-format tour of Pakistan.

The Pat Cummins-led Australia will likely be touring Pakistan for the primary time in over 24 years for 3 Assessments, three ODIs and one T20I. Shaheen was not even born when Mark Taylor-led Australia received the 1998 Take a look at sequence 1-0 earlier than Steve Waugh-led facet clear swept the three-match ODI sequence 3-0.

“When Australia final toured Pakistan I used to be not even born. This sequence is of such an enormous significance and I need to give a great efficiency; my intention is to construct additional on my 2021 performances throughout the three codecs,” Afridi said in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“A series against Australia is always a big one and performing against them gives you recognition as they have always been one of the top sides. I always looked forward to playing against them in the UAE or in Australia and now playing them at home will be a massive occasion indeed and I am determined to give my best,” he mentioned.

Final yr, Pakistan’s bowling assault was the best on the planet and the crew’s intention is to preserve the momentum, he mentioned, including that he and Hasan Ali at all times look to assault and take wickets.

Shaheen mentioned he’s certain Pakistan would get nice assist from the group through the sequence as followers could be excited to see the Australian facet play on our grounds.

“Playing in home conditions is always an advantage because you know the pitches better than the opponents and of course, home fans also provide an extra incentive to perform.”

Shaheen, who took 78 wickets in 36 worldwide matches final yr at 22.20, is eager on persevering with his wealthy kind particularly within the three-match ICC World Take a look at Championship sequence that begins with the primary Take a look at in Rawalpindi from March 4.

The 21-year-old was in red-hot kind with the purple ball in 2021 amassing 47 wickets in 9 Assessments at 17. 06 with an innings best of six for 51. Shaheen performed a pivotal function in Pakistan’s success against South Africa at dwelling, the two-match-drawn sequence within the West Indies and Pakistan’s 2-0 clear sweeps against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in their very own backyards.

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