Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has sent a warning to his opponents, particularly arch-rival India, claiming that his strong performance in the Asia Cup is only the beginning, and the Cricket World Cup is just around the corner.
He had a huge game last week against India, taking four wickets. Despite the fact that that match was rained off, they will meet again in Colombo on Sunday as a warm-up for the World Cup.
Matches against India, according to Shaheen, are special, and he used to excitedly watch them as a fan before playing cricket. He also stated that everything he has done thus far is only the beginning and that he has more to contribute.
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Pakistan’s pace attack is led by Shaheen, who is famed for swinging the ball both ways. His two fast bowlers, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, have also performed admirably in the Asia Cup, each claiming 23 wickets.
They all play different roles with the new and old ball. Haris is the fastest, while Naseem and Shaheen are looking for early wickets. Communication between them has been critical to their success.
Shaheen suffered a devastating knee injury last year but returned well in July. He attributes his recovery to playing more matches, particularly Test matches against Sri Lanka, when he bowled and fielded extensively, demonstrating that his knee is in good shape. He has a strong record of 105 wickets in 27 Tests.