Right-handers beware, Mark Waugh on Pakistan speedster who swings the ball back beautifully

Mark Waugh said right-handers beware as Pakistan quick Shaheen Shah Afridi swings the ball back in beautifully

Mark Waugh: “He is a left-armer so that’s another point of difference. He can swing the ball back into the right-hander”

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Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh said Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi possesses the ability to swing the ball back into right-handed batsmen beautifully.

Afridi has taken many wickets utilising this particular skill, which is just one of the many strengths he has.

Waugh added that being a left-armer makes a real difference, while Afridi’s height, listed at 6ft 6in, makes it even more difficult for batsmen to play him.

“He is a left-armer so that’s another point of difference. He can swing the ball back into the right-hander,” the Australian great was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) website.

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The 22-year-old Pakistan pace maestro is currently sitting on the sidelines as he is recovering from a knee injury he sustained in the 2022 T20 World Cup final.

He missed the three-Test series against England, which Pakistan lost 3-0, and was also not included in the team for the ongoing two Test matches against New Zealand.

With the first Test finishing as a draw and one match left to play, both sides will be pushing for a win.

The second Test began on Monday in Karachi.

Pakistan Squad for New Zealand Test Series: Babar Azam (capt), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Zahid Mahmood

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