Shaheen Shah Afridi didn’t have a promising efficiency for Pakistan within the first Check in opposition to Australia in Perth. Since coming back from a knee damage, he has suffered an enormous dip in type. Nonetheless, Pakistan Check skipper Shan Masood has supplied his unwavering assist to the left-arm pacer following his hunch. In a current media encounter, Shan Masood acknowledged the difficulties quick bowlers face whereas recovering from such an damage.
Shan Masood highlighted Shaheen Shah Afridi’s commendable self-discipline and willpower to get better from his damage. The skipper talked about his personal experiences recovering from the same damage. Shaheen Shah Afridi may take solely two wickets within the first Check in Perth.
“Getting back from a critical damage isn’t simple, particularly for a quick bowler like Shaheen, who confronted challenges along with his tempo and the forces concerned in bowling. His comeback reveals monumental self-discipline and willpower. Having skilled the same damage, I perceive the difficulties.”
Shaheen has been a superb performer for Pakistan in all codecs, and sometimes challenges are a part of the sport. Regardless of performs and misses, he bowled nicely in Perth, and as an opponent typically you play in opposition to one of the best bowler and then you definately capitalize. Shan Masood mentioned.
Shan Masood believes in Shaheen Shah Afridi’s potential to show the tide in Pakistan’s favour
Shan Masood has proven confidence in Shaheen Shah Afridi’s potential to show the match in Pakistan’s favor in a fast flip. “Shaheen was costly, however that is his type. Regardless of some dangerous luck in Perth, he has the potential to show a sport round right away. We’re optimistic about his efficiency for Pakistan right here,” he mentioned.
The Boxing Day Check between Australia and Pakistan will happen on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) from December 26. Australia received the primary Check by an enormous margin of 360 runs and they’re going to go away no playing cards unturned to quench their thirst for victory in opposition to Pakistan within the second Check. Pakistan will face a tricky problem on the MCG within the Boxing Day Check.
Australia have introduced an unchanged XI for the second Check and will likely be on the lookout for one other win with a formidable line-up. Within the meantime, Pakistan has additionally introduced a 12-member staff for the second Check with three adjustments. Sarfaraz Ahmed will sit for the second Check and Mohammad Rizwan will preserve wickets for Pakistan in Melbourne.
Whereas Faheem Ashraf is on the bench for the second Check with Mir Hamza changing him. Khurram Shahzad was dominated out of the sequence resulting from damage and will likely be changed within the staff by Hasan Ali.
Listed here are the 2 groups for the second Check between Australia and Pakistan:
Australia XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (captain), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan XII: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood (Captain), Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza, Aamer Jamal, Sajid Khan