New Delhi: The T20 World Cup started with the qualifiers on Sunday. The warm-up matches between India-Australia and Pakistan-England will be played along with the qualifiers on Monday. Meanwhile, big news has come out for the Pakistan team. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday confirmed that pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi will be available for the T20 World Cup warm-up match against England. On Sunday, Shaheen Afridi and Fakhar Zaman joined the squad in Brisbane. Seeing these players here, the whole team unit jumped with joy.
ready to return to the field
22-year-old Shaheen Afridi was ruled out of a Test match in July following a ligament injury in his right knee. He also missed the Asia Cup and home series against England due to injury. However, during this time he worked hard in rehab and agreed to return to the field. Now he will finally return to the field after three months. Due to which Pakistan will get strength in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 16, 2022
47 wickets in 40 T20 matches
Afridi has taken 47 wickets in 40 T20 matches. He is a vital part of Pakistan’s set-up. His quick bowling and ability to bounce on Australian pitches will help the Pakistan team a lot in these conditions.
Pakistan are placed in Group 2 of the World Cup along with India, Bangladesh, South Africa and the two qualifier teams. The great match between India and Pakistan will be played in Melbourne on 23 October. Shaheen Afridi’s play in this match is believed to be fixed. Defending champions Australia, England, New Zealand, Afghanistan and the two qualifier teams are placed in Group 1.