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Pakistan captain Babar Azam firmly believes that fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi will be the number one ranked bowler in the world.
Afridi is currently fourth on the Test rankings, while he sits in third and 12th place on the ODI and T20 International standings.
Recently, the 22-year-old played for Middlesex in the County Championship and picked up 14 wickets in three matches at an average of 25.42.
He then featured in the three-match ODI series against the West Indies and snapped up three wickets in two games at an average of 24.
“He will also claim the number one spot in the rankings,” Azam was quoted as saying by Cricwick.
The talented duo are currently playing in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, where Afridi took four wickets on the opening day.
Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka Tests: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah
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