“I wish to create two groups for Pakistan” – Shahid Afridi needs to observe BCCI’s footsteps 


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Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) interim choice committee, Shahid Afridi, has stated he needs to create two groups for Pakistan to enhance bench energy.

Talking at a press convention, Afridi stated, as quoted by Pakistan Cricket:

“I wish to create two groups for Pakistan earlier than my tenure ends with a view to enhance bench energy.”

The assertion got here after Pakistan pacers did not ship within the absence of injured pacers Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf (he performed solely within the 1st Take a look at vs England), dropping the Take a look at sequence 0-3 at dwelling. The speedsters as soon as once more did not ship towards New Zealand within the first Take a look at.

The previous Pakistan participant additionally identified that he needs to finish the communication hole between gamers and officers.

“I really feel like there was a scarcity of communication previously. I obtained to know in regards to the problems with gamers by chatting with them individually.”

The 45-year-old additionally justified Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail’s choice for the ODI sequence towards New Zealand.

“I immediately spoke to Haris and Fakhar and took their Exams. I consider there ought to be a direct line of communication between the gamers and the choice committee.”

We’ve got added Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail to the NZ probables listing after they handed their health exams right this moment. The 2 are additionally enjoying in Pak Cup and doing effectively. https://t.co/niK52G2XfH

For the uninitiated, PCB’s choice panel additionally contains Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum, with Haroon Rashid because the convener.

“Babar Azam is the spine of the Pakistan crew and we’ll again him” – Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi additionally hailed Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s determination to declare their second innings with a lead of 137 runs and 15 overs left within the first Take a look at towards New Zealand. The match resulted in a draw because the guests may solely play 7.3 overs, scoring 61/1 when the dangerous lights stopped play.

He stated:

“Babar Azam is the spine of the Pakistan crew and we’ll again him. His determination about declaration yesterday was an excellent one.”

Afridi additionally hinted at the opportunity of making ready a bouncy monitor for the second Take a look at between Pakistan and New Zealand, which is able to start in Karachi on Monday, January 2.

He stated:

“We wish our cricket to maneuver ahead, however the pitches we now have performed on gained’t assist us do this. Such pitches are usually not good for bowlers. We are attempting to make a bouncy pitch for the second Take a look at.”


Babar Azam and Co. will look to start out the New Yr on a vibrant be aware by successful towards the Blackcaps. They registered a solitary win in Exams in 2022, which got here in Sri Lanka in July.

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