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Wasim Akram said Shaheen Shah Afridi swings the ball both ways

Wasim Akram: “He swings the new ball at pace in both directions”

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Pakistan great Wasim Akram said left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has good pace and swings the ball both ways.

This comes after Afridi excelled during the recent tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

In the series against the Proteas, Afridi took six wickets in the three ODIs at an average of 32.33.

As for the T20 series, he claimed three wickets in four matches at an average of 44.33 and an economy rate of 8.86.

Afridi was rested for the entire three-match T20 series against Zimbabwe, but played in the two-Test series that followed, where he picked up 10 wickets at an average of 16.40.

“He swings the new ball at pace in both directions,” Wasim told Cricket Pakistan.

Afridi will now represent the Lahore Qalandars when the Pakistan Super League (PSL) resumes in Abu Dhabi from June 9 to 24.

Prior to the tournament’s postponement earlier this year, Afridi was the joint second-highest wicket-taker with nine wickets in four matches at an average of 12.55 and an economy rate of 7.06.

The Qalandars currently sit in fourth place on the standings with three wins from four matches and will be back in action on June 9 when they take on Islamabad United.

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