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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed firmly believes that young pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi will excel during the upcoming tour of South Africa.
In the recent Twenty20 series against New Zealand, Afridi took three wickets in two matches at an average of 16.33.
He followed that up by being the second-highest wicket-taker in the three-match ODI series with nine wickets at an average of 11.33.
Given his superb run of form, the 18-year-old could make his Test debut against New Zealand later this week after being included in the Test squad.
Sarfraz admitted that he has been highly impressed with Afridi’s performances as of late, and added that he feels the talented youngster could have a major impact during Pakistan’s tour South Africa, which begins next month and runs until February.
“It’s still early to say but the way Shaheen Shah Afridi is improving day by day, he has all the capabilities to become a very good bowler,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “We have included him in the Test squad so that he can be part of a development program with the bowling coach here.
“As you know we have Test matches coming up in South Africa and in our minds, on pitches such as Johannesburg, Shaheen Shah Afridi can prove to be a good bowler for us.”