Renowned Australian batsman Mark Waugh has named Pakistani pace phenom Shaheen Shah Afridi as one of the top five players he hopes to see in his team’s starting eleven. With the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Waugh has picked his first five World T20I XI players, joining a long list of former greats who have done the same.
Shaheen Afridi is Mark Waugh’s favorite T20I player
Mark Waugh, the legendary Australian batsman, has selected Pakistani pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi as one of the top five players he hopes to see in his team’s starting eleven at the 2018 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Waugh has named his first five World T20I XI players, joining a long list of previous greats in doing so as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup approaches.
Waugh’s five-person group includes players from five different countries: Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, England, and Australia. Along with Shaheen, the squad includes Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah, Afghan batsman Rashid Khan, English batsman Jos Buttler, and Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell.
Famous pacer Shaheen began bowling while receiving treatment in London to aid his comeback from a knee ailment. To appease his fans who have been waiting for him to return to the field since his injury, the young athlete shared a video of himself practising in London.
According to recent scans and reports, the bowler should rest for four to six weeks after suffering a PCL injury while fielding in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle in July. Given that the tri-nation series in New Zealand and the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia are scheduled for October and November, his return is expected.
“He is a left-arm, so that’s another point of difference. He can swing the ball back into the right-hander, he’s quick as well, so I’ve got him number two,” Waugh said.
“Your success belongs to Allah, not your mindset,” he captioned the video.