Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi will join the Pakistan cricket team squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on October 15th after completing his rehabilitation at the Crystal Palace Football Club under the supervision of the PCB’s Medical Advisory Committee.
The good thing is that Shaheen Afridi will be available for the warm-up matches against England and Afghanistan to be held on October 17 and 19. The team management is still taking full care of his fitness.
Shaheen Afridi said, ‘I am looking forward to joining my national team for the T20 World Cup 2022. The last few months have been very difficult for me but now I am feeling very happy to be back in the team. The team played very good matches in the meantime.”
Shaheen further said that for the last 10 days he had been bowling 6 to 8 overs with his full run up and though he is batting and bowling fiercely in the nets but he is eagerly waiting to enjoy the matches.
The Pakistani fast bowler further said that it was a really difficult rehabilitation program, but he added that he enjoyed it a lot. He said that he feels more fit than ever and can’t wait to put on the kit and bowl as soon as possible.
He also thanked the PCB’s Medical Advisory Committee as well as Crystal Palace FC who have helped him complete his rehabilitation program looked after him.
With Shaheen now fit, he is all likely to be available to play in the all important match against India on the 23rd of October. It is also a good news for the Indian team who would always like to play against the best bowlers or batters.
At the same time, opener Fakhar Zaman, who has been included in the reserve players lis for the T20 World Cup 2022, will also go to Brisbane with Shaheen Afridi. National High Performance Center (NHPC) coach Umar Rashid will also be present with them.