Ex-Pakistan batsman Bazid Khan makes unbelievably shocking claims about Afridi and Amir

Bazid Khan believes that Shaheen Shah Afridi shouldn't have been in the World Cup squad and Junaid Khan would have done a better job than Mohammad Amir Pakistan cricket

Bazid Khan: “I understand that Shaheen Afridi is a young talent, he’s been in your plans for the World Cup, he’s one for the future. But he’s a teenager with just a few first-class games to his credit”

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Former Pakistan batsman Bazid Khan has hinted that left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi shouldn’t have been in the World Cup team due to his lack of experience, while Junaid Khan would have done a better job than Mohammad Amir.

Afridi finished with figures of 6-35 off 9.1 overs in Pakistan’s 94-run win over Bangladesh in their World Cup clash at Lord’s on Friday.

The 19-year-old not only became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match, but he also registered the best figures by a Pakistan player in a World Cup game.

Afridi only featured in five matches for Pakistan in this World Cup, but he caught fire after a slow start and ended up taking 16 wickets at a superb average of 14.62.

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As for Amir, he regained his form after a disappointing run of form in ODIs between the conclusion of the Champions Trophy and prior to the start of the World Cup, where he took five wickets in 15 ODIs at an average of 92.60.

In the tournament, Amir finished with 17 wickets in eight games at an average of 21.05.

“I understand that Shaheen Afridi is a young talent, he’s been in your plans for the World Cup, he’s one for the future. But he’s a teenager with just a few first-class games to his credit,” Bazid told cricketcountry.com. “And you sent back one of the bowlers who in those conditions, I think, would have bowled even better than Amir – Junaid Khan.”

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