Pakistan left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi is yet to make his World Cup debut as he warmed the bench during his side’s first two games while the match against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball bowled.
The teenage pace sensation is, nevertheless, confident of getting his chance in the playing XI and putting up an impressive display of swing bowling. Talking to a local news channel, Shaheen stated the importance of exploiting the new ball swing and getting early breakthroughs against both Australia and India, who possess a strong opening pair.
“Warner and Smith have made their team stronger. If given a chance, I will try to get early breakthroughs. Finch's wicket will be crucial for us. Against a team like Australia, it is important that we get their openers out at the earliest. Same is against India,” Shaheen claimed.