New Delhi: Pakistan’s stormy bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out for India’s biggest challenge in the Asia Cup 2022. He has been advised rest for 4-6 weeks due to his knee injury. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that his replacement will be announced soon. Speculations have started regarding Shaheen’s replacement. Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza and Mohammad Amir are being seen as his replacements. Let us know about such stormy bowlers who can replace Shaheen Afridi.
It is being said that Hasan Ali, who has been dropped from the Asia Cup, can be the replacement of Shaheen. Hasan is expected to return in the interview given to the PCB a day earlier. The PCB has written about him, fighting the odds and facing the toughest of challenges is in Hasan’s DNA. He is working with the coaches of National High Performance Center in Lahore.
Although Hasan wants to make a comeback on the strength of performance in the domestic tournament, but Pakistan can give him a place in the team based on experience. Hasan played his last T20 International against Australia in April. Since then, he is looking forward to returning to the team. However, in the two Test matches against Sri Lanka, he could take only three wickets. At the same time, he took two wickets in two matches of ODIs against West Indies. Hasan took two wickets in the T20 World Cup 2021 against India. Hasan hopes to get his form back.
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Mohammad Amir is away from international cricket and he has also retired, but he wants to play for Pakistan once again. Presently he is playing in Kashmir Premier League. Where he has taken two wickets in three matches. He has previously played for Gloucestershire in the T20 tournament Vitality Blast, in which he has picked up 7 wickets.
This left arm pacer is considered to be the biggest replacement for Shaheen Afridi. It is being said that Mir Hamza has Shaheen-like speed and variations. He bowls well with the new ball. Hamza has played only one international match so far. He has taken a wicket in a Test by bowling 90 balls. Whereas in T20 he has 41 wickets in 42 matches. His economy is 8.05 and average is 29.92. Hamza is also impressing with his performance in the Kashmir Premier League.
Right arm medium Faheem Ashraf played his last T20 International against Zimbabwe in April last year. Right now he is performing in the Kashmir Premier League. Although he has taken only two wickets so far, his performance in international cricket is much better. Faheem has taken 35 wickets in 41 innings of 42 T20 Internationals. His economy is 7.53 and average is 25.80.
Left arm pacer Wahab hasn’t played T20 Internationals since December 2020 and has been looking forward to a return to the team for a long time. Wahab is currently performing in The Hundred tournament. Talking about his international career, he has taken 34 wickets in 36 T20 International matches.
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