Shahid Afridi Hopeful of Pakistan’s Chances in the ICC World T20 Trophy
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi feels his country has a good chance to add a second ICC World T20 trophy to their cabinet, however, admitted that they need to go a long way.
Meanwhile, Afridi has retired from international cricket but is still up for a stint in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The top-ranked T20I team has recently won the T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe beating Australia in the final.
The next edition of the ICC World T20 is in 2020, and Afridi thinks Pakistan will do well when it comes around.
“I think it’s still a long way to go and I think the way our boys are playing is very good. All the youngsters, they’re doing a great job, and Inshallah we’re hoping they’re going to do well for Pakistan,” Afridi said.
Afridi, now 38, is still active in the T20 league circuit. He made an appearance for the ICC World XI side recently when they look on the Windies in the Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge match, but outside of that, he has been active in the Pakistan Super League and, more recently, the Global T20 Canada league.
Afridi will be a part of Jamaica Tallawahs, who will play three of their games in Florida.
“Yeah, I heard that we are playing three games in America and I have never played any game in America, but let’s see. I don’t know how is the ground or how the pitch will behave, but I’m very excited to play in America,” added Afridi.
Talking about the upcoming league, Afridi is confident to contribute as a bowling all-rounder. He admitted that he started as a bowling all-rounder and is consistent on it.