Former Pakistani cricket captain, Shahid Afridi, has recommended two senior batsmen. To be included in the national team for the upcoming World Cup. In a recent interview with a private sports channel. Afridi suggested that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should make Iftikhar Ahmed and Salman Ali Agha. A mandatory part of the squad for the middle-order.
Shahid Afridi Suggested picking Iftakhar and Salman
Haris Sohail, who was expected to play a crucial role in the upcoming events. He has been ruled out due to an injury. As there is no possibility of his participation in the Asia Cup. Afridi emphasized the need to bring in experienced players like Ahmed and Agha for the World Cup.
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Iftikhar Ahmed has already proved his worth in the recent T20 World Cup by playing aggressive and responsible innings. Besides, he can provide full support to the team by bowling as well. Salman Ali Agha, on the other hand. He is a talented player who is yet to make his debut for the national team. Afridi believes that Agha’s immense potential. And the ability to provide an extra bowling option makes him an ideal choice for the squad.
Moreover, Afridi stated that if he ever got the opportunity to be a selector again. He would make Imad Wasim a mandatory part of the squad. Imad has shown exceptional performance in both T20s and ODIs. And his experience and wisdom can be valuable assets for the team.
Shahid Afridi’s picks of Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, and Imad Wasim can prove to be crucial for the Pakistani team in the upcoming World Cup. The inclusion of these experienced and talented players can strengthen the middle order. And provide the team with extra bowling options. The PCB should seriously consider Afridi’s advice. And make the necessary changes to the squad.