The Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has been one of the standout bowlers for the side in the last two years, and he has signed to play for Middlesex in the 2022 season. Shaheen Afridi has already played in the County Championship, and he represented Hampshire in the 2021 season.
Shaheen Afridi has played 19 Tests, 28 ODIs, and 30 T20I games for Pakistan so far, and he has an impressive bowling average of under 28 in all three formats. He takes the new ball usually and uses his height to get the pace and bounce from the pitch. He picked up a six-wicket haul in the previous season playing against Middlesex, and he is definitely among the best.
Shaheen Afridi Delighted To be Part Of Middlesex
Middlesex has, over the years, signed many of the top cricketers in the world to play county cricket, and Shaheen Afridi is one among the lot. Afridi revealed the excitement ahead of the stint with Middlesex and was also keen to contribute to the Home of Cricket.
“I am very excited to be playing for Middlesex next season. I know from my time in England they are a great county and to play at the Home of Cricket really will be a dream come true. I am looking forward to being part of the team and helping create a wonderful season for the club,”
Middlesex’s Chief Executive Glad To Have Signed Shaheen Afridi
Andrew Cornish, CEO of Middlesex county, explained the importance of a bowler like Shaheen Afridi in the team and added about the big difference he can make to the side. He also expressed his joy in signing a player of the calibre of Shaheen Afridi.
“We are absolutely delighted to have secured the services of one of the international crickets’ most exciting talents. Shaheen is a world-class pace bowler, and we are thrilled that he will be representing us in 2022. His signature was highly sought-after, and the fact that he has chosen to join Middlesex is a massive coup for us as a Club and speaks volumes of our ambitions.” Andrew Cornish, the club’s Chief Executive
Afridi will be playing the entire T20 blast for the Middlesex in the 2022 season and available for the County Championship until mid-July.