Shaheen Shah Afridi will return from injury and join the Pakistan squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2022 ahead of the warm-up matches.
Shaheen Afridi will join the Pakistan squad in Australia for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 after undergoing his rehabilitation programme under the supervision of the PCB Medical Advisory Committee. He will be available for selection for the warm-up games against England and Afghanistan on October 17 and 19 respectively.
“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 a difficult period for me to be away from the game and the team I love the most, and not be part of some gruelling 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 match environment and I can’t wait to be in that setting.
Shaheen's match fitness will be assessed by the team management during the two warm-up matches. Shaheen Afridi had departed for London to complete rehabilitation following an injury to the right knee ligament that ruled him out of the Asia Cup.
“It has been a rigorous and challenging rehabilitation programme, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. To be honest, I am feeling fitter than ever before and can’t wait to wear the playing kit.
Pakistan take on India in their first T20 World Cup match on 23 October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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