That’s a big loss for Pakistan, England head coach Brendon McCullum on missing player

Brendon McCullum said not having Shaheen Shah Afridi for the England Tests is a big loss for Pakistan

Brendon McCullum: “Shaheen’s obviously a big loss,”

Image taken by: Bimal Mirwani

England head coach Brendon McCullum said losing left-arm speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi for the three-Test series is a “big loss” for Pakistan.

Afridi was not selected for the series as he is recovering from a knee injury he sustained in the T20 World Cup final.

In 2022, the 22-year-old has taken 13 wickets in four Tests at an average of 31.30.

However, prior to his injury, he looked in magnificent form in the T20 World Cup as he claimed 11 wickets in seven games at an average of 14.09 and an economy rate of 6.15.

Knowing how deadly Afridi can be, McCullum admitted that Pakistan will miss him during the Test series.

“Shaheen’s obviously a big loss,” he was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

The first Test between Pakistan and England will be held in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan’s Squad for England Test Series: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Ali, Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Saud Shakeel, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed

ALSO CHECK OUT: We know what England’s plans are, fast bowler says Pakistan are prepared

Who is the best cricketer in the world today?
Who is the best cricketer in the world today?

Leave a Reply