Shaheen Shah Afridi is an attacking pacer from team Pakistan and a star bowler of the T20 World Cup 2021. Shaheen Afridi’s spell against India in T20 World Cup 2021 helped team Pakistan win against India by 10 wickets. Cricket fans were waiting for an official statement on Will Shaheen Shah Afridi Play Against India in T20 World Cup 2022 after his PCL injury.
Shaheen Afridi Injury
Shaheen Afridi suffered Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injury during the first test match against Sri Lanka in Galle. After Shahen’s PCL injury, The Medical Advisory Committee advised him to rest for four to six weeks. Moreover, PCL injury usually happens with knee damage, nerves, or blood vessels and needs special treatment by specialists.
Will Shaheen Afridi Play T20 World Cup 2022?
Injured Shaheen Afridi has traveled with Pakistan National Team Squad but couldn’t play in Asia Cup 2022, PAK vs. ENG home series, and Tri-national PAK vs. NZ vs BAN series. However, The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ramiz Raja, believes that Shaheen Shah Afridi will come back and be a part of the Pakistan team in the T20 World Cup 2022.
Moreover, In a talk on TV, Ramiz Raja shared the health details of Shaheen Shah Afridi and claimed that he feels completely fit and will be available for T20 World Cup 2022 matches. In addition, Ramiz Raja said Shaheen is fit and planning to play ICC T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up matches before the mega battle India vs Pakistan scheduled on 23 October.
Shaheen Shah Afridi recently posted a tweet and said, “Calm Before the Storm.” It indicates that he is confident about returning to the upcoming mega cricket event.
The PCB has officially announced that Shaheen Shah Afridi will play the T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up matches. After his recovery, Shahen said he is excited to play for Pakistan again, and the previous months were brutal in which he couldn’t play for Pakistan. Moreover, Afridi thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Medical Advisory Committee.
Furthermore, Shaheen Afridi said “I am super excited at the prospect of rejoining the national side for the T20 World Cup and playing my part in the campaign,” Shaheen said. “It has been difficult for me to be away from the game and the team I love the most and not be part of some grueling and exciting matches. I have been bowling six to eight overs trouble-free for the past 10 days with full run-up and pace. While I have enjoyed bowling and batting in the nets, nothing can replace the feel of a match environment, and I can’t wait to be in that setting.“
Therefore, Shaheen Shah Afridi will join Pakistan Cricket Team Squad for T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia and be available for T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up matches against England and Afghanistan on October 17 and 19. Moreover, Shaheen Afridi’s fitness will be assessed by the team management in warm-up matches and then he will be selected for the IND vs. PAK T20 World Cup 2022 match.
Will Shaheen Afridi play India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match?
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially announced that Shaheen Shah Afridi is fit and will be a part of the Pakistan Cricket Team Squad for the T20 World Cup 2022. Moreover, he will play warm-up matches against England and Afghanistan, in which team management will assess his fitness. Then he will be selected for the PAK vs. India match scheduled on 23 October at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Will Bumrah Play T20 World Cup 2022?
Bumrah is an attacking fast bowler of team India. Bumrah is injured and couldn’t play in the Asia Cup 2022. Moreover, he is not entirely fit to bowl with the same pace in the T20 World Cup 2022. Therefore, Jasparit Bumrah is ruled out of T20 World Cup 2022, and the Experienced pacer Muhammad Shami will replace him in the mega cricket event.
Pakistan National Cricket Team has a strong bowling lineup in the presence of Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Muhammad Waseem, and Muhammad Hasnain. But Shaheen Shah is the core of Pakistan’s fast bowling and an expert for starting and death overs. Since he was ruled out of Asia Cup 2022, fans were expecting he may not be available for T20 World Cup 2022. In a recent announcement, PCB officially announced his availability for selection in the T20 World Cup 2022.