The conclusion of the ongoing T20I series between Pakistan and Australia would bring us to the commencement of the all-important Test series to kick off the green team’s journey in the ICC World Test Championship. Pakistan would be entering the series with an orphan pace battery since Mohammad Amir has already retired from the Test cricket and Wahab Riaz is likely to follow his path.
To exacerbate the situation, Hasan Ali is out of the tour with an injury. All this installs a massive responsibility on the shoulders of the rising pace sensation Shaheen Afridi who is likely to share the new ball with Mohammad Abbas. However, he only carries an experience of 7 first-class games.
Nevertheless, the 19-year old is unfazed by the forthcoming challenge as he is yearning to unleash his best in the Test matches against Australia. Shaheen admits that playing Australia down under won’t be easy for an inexperienced pace attack, but the energy and skill-set of the boys in green convinced him to stay optimistic for the red-ball cricketing again. The two-game Test series will commence on November 21 in Brisbane with next game scheduled at Adelaide on November 29.