Bowled and fielded well, Akhtar on two Pakistan players with a lot of self-belief

Sohail Akhtar said Shaheen Shah Afrdi and Haris Rauf bowled and fielded well and have a lot of self-belief

Sohail Akhtar: “During [the] recent T20Is against England, they bowled and fielded well despite facing criticism, which shows their self-belief”

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Lahore Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar said the Pakistan pace duo of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf bowled and fielded well during the T20 series against England.

Afridi picked up four wickets at an average of 18.50 in the three-match series, while Rauf snapped up three wickets at an average of 30.66.

In the three-match ODI series prior to that, Afridi took two wickets in three games at an average of 68.50, while Rauf claimed six wickets at an average of 24.50.

Most recently, Pakistan played a four-match T20 series against the West Indies, with Afridi taking one wicket at an average of 64 and Rauf not getting the opportunity to bowl since heavy rain ruined a majority of the series.

“During [the] recent T20Is against England, they bowled and fielded well despite facing criticism, which shows their self-belief,” Akhtar told Cricket Pakistan.

The 35-year-old is currently playing for the Muzzaffarabad Tigers in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

He has accumulated 118 runs in six matches, which includes a top score of 58 not out, at an average of 29.50 and a strike-rate of 143.90.

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