Teenage fast bowling sensation, Shaheen Afridi steps up to plate for Pakistan in a crunch match against the unbeaten New Zealand side. Shaheen, who struggled in previous matches, was perfectly on song as he dismantled the Kiwi batting line-up.
Taking the cue from the legendary Wasim Akram, Shaheen bowled on a consistent teasing line and length and got instant rewards for his consistency. The promising pacer had figures of three for 11 from his first seven overs and was seemingly unplayable for all the Kiwi batsmen.
Shaheen getting his form back is a massive boost for Pakistan in the upcoming matches as him and Amir can forge a deadly new ball pair for ‘Men in Green’. Pakistan will face Afghanistan and then Bangladesh in what could be a winner-takes-all clash on the run home, while England will face unbeaten India and then the Kiwis.