Former Pakistan tempo bowler Aaqib Javed has claimed that Workforce India could be immensely relieved on the prospect of not going through Shaheen Afridi within the 2022 Asia Cup. The left-arm seamer has been dominated out of everything of the match because of a knee harm, with Mohammad Husnain named as a substitute.
Through the arch-rivals’ earlier assembly, the 22-year-old dismantled the Indian high order. Claiming the wickets of the famed Indian high three, Afridi was named Participant of the Match as Pakistan recorded a memorable 10-wicket win on the 2021 T20 World Cup. Indian batters have continued to wrestle towards left-arm seamers, with the likes of Reece Topley and Obed McCoy probing their weaknesses just lately.
Talking about how Afridi’s absence impacts the upcoming contest between the 2 neighboring nations, Javed stated throughout an interplay with Geo:
“India are very relieved. What Amir did to them, what Shaheen did to them, that was their solely menace. They may lose solely when their top-order falls early. As a result of when Kohli arrives and the wickets have fallen early, him being out-of-form and underneath strain would make it fairly troublesome for him.”
Mohammad Amir has additionally confirmed to be a tricky buyer to cope with for the Indian batters over time. The fiery left-arm seamer troubled the Males in Blue throughout their encounters on the 2016 Asia Cup, 2016 T20 World Cup and most famously on the 2017 Champions Trophy Remaining.
Waqar Younis claimed earlier that Afridi’s absence is a large reduction for Workforce India
Legendary Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis had additionally expressed earlier that Shaheen Afridi’s absence comes as an enormous reduction for India forward of the match. The younger seamer sustained the harm through the two-match Check collection towards Sri Lanka. He was included within the squads for the ODI collection towards the Netherlands and the Asia Cup, hoping to get well in time.
When requested about Shaheen Afridi’s absence from the match, Workforce India vice-captain KL Rahul stated in a press-conference yesterday:
“If he would have performed, it could have been expertise for us. Sadly, he’s injured.”
The Babar Azam-led aspect will tackle India of their opening contest of the 2022 Asia Cup on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium on August 28 (Sunday).
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