PAK vs AUS: Pakistan Have Built Their Team Around Shaheen Shah Afridi And He’s Their Strike Weapon – Marnus Labuschagne
Shaheen Afridi. (Credits: Twitter)

Star Australian Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne, who is placed in the No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings, believes that the Pakistan National Cricket Team have built their team around young left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and labelled the pacer as the team’s “strike weapon”.

The 21-year-old Pakistan pacer has already established himself as one of the best pacers in world cricket. In the year 2021, he performed exceptionally and was able to pick 47 Test wickets in just 17 innings at an impressive average of 17.06. Also, he won the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2021.

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PAK vs AUS: Pakistan Have Built Their Team Around Shaheen Shah Afridi And He’s Their Strike Weapon – Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne and Justin Langer
Marnus Labuschagne and Justin Langer, Credits: Twitter

Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne feels that the Australian team will have to deal with the threat of Shaheen Afridi if they want to win.

Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi. Image-Twitter

“Pakistan have built their team really around Shaheen Shah Afridi in the last few years and he’s their strike weapon. So he’s one that we’ve got to make sure we are really on top of,” Labuschagne said. 

Mohammed Yousuf was a beautiful player, so too Younis Khan & Inzamam – Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head. Photo- Twitter
Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head. Photo- Twitter

Marnus Labuschagne said that he is watching a couple of old games between India and Pakistan to learn how to play on the flatter spinning wickets. The 27-year-old Australian batter lauded the Pakistan greats like Mohammed Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan and labelled them as beautiful players. He also lauded Indian greats Laxman, Sehwag, Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly.

“I’ve been watching a couple of old games. Mohammed Yousuf was a beautiful player, so too Younis Khan & Inzamam. India had Laxman, Sehwag, Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly. It was nice to watch these guys go about playing on these flatter spinning wickets,” he added.

The historic Australia tour of Pakistan 2022 is all set to begin from March 4. The tour consists of a three-match Test series, which will be played from March 4 to 25, a three-match One Day International series, which will be played from March 29 to April 2, and a sole T20 International match, which will be played on April 5.

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