Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi reveals his World Cup ambitions
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi is pleased with the entry of senior fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz in his team’s World Cup squad, as the teenager believes that the duo would add much needed experience to the otherwise young bowling line.
“It’s very good to have them in the squad,” said Afridi, quoted *PCB*. “They are very senior and experienced players. They have played a lot of cricket around the world and for Pakistan. It’s good for me, as this is my first World Cup, to have very senior players alongside me in the bowling attack”.
Afridi would be making his World Cup debut alongside fellow debutants bowling partners Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Hasnain.
Speaking about the ODI series against England, which Pakistan lost 4-0 mainly owing to their laclustre bowling display, Afridi admitted that it was ‘a tough series’ but added that the series provided them with much needed preparation for the World Cup.
“It was a tough series for our team. We were playing against the number one side in the world at home. But we learnt a lot and it was good preparation because the big stage is coming,” he said.
With the second warm-up match against Bangladesh washed out, Pakistan would begin their World Cup campaign with the first match against the West Indies on May 31.