Shaheen Afridi becomes joint-leading wicket-taker in T20 Powerplay – Dhaka News

Afridi shares the lead with England’s Samit Patel who additionally has taken 32 wickets in Powerplay since 2020.

A left-arm orthodox spinner and an attacking decrease center-order batsman, Samit Patel is now taking part in for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

With 31 wickets in his kitty, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult is in the third place whereas Afgha’istan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman is 4th with 30 wickets in Powerplay since 2020.

An elated Pakistan skipper Babar Azam spoke extremely of left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi in the publish-match presentation after registering a historic 10-wicket win in opposition to India in their T20 World Cup 2021 opening match in Dubai.

In the T20 World Cup match in opposition to India, Afridi took the sport by storm after dismissing Rohit Sharma for a primary-ball duck. He then got here again in the subsequent over to do away with KL Rahul.

After the match, Azam spoke extremely of the left-arm pacer. “He is a class bowler. He has the ability to take early wickets that gave us a lot of confidence,” he stated.

Earlier an outstanding Test sequence in opposition to the West Indies has moved Afridi into the highest-10 of the ICC Test Bowling rankings for the primary time.

Climbing 10 spots to make his entry, Afridi is the best-ranked Pakistan bowler in the brand new rankings — eighth with 783 factors.

Afridi, the left-arm fast picked up 18 wickets throughout the 2 Tests, seven greater than the subsequent-finest bowler, Jayden Seales of the West Indies. Taking eight wickets in the primary Test, Afridi went on to say profession-finest match figures of 10/94 in the second match, spearheading Pakistan’s cost to a 109-run victory at Sabina Park.

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