Afridi worried about Pakistan’s strike rate in the middle overs, confident of team reaching the final

Dubai. Former captain Shahid Afridi is confident that Pakistan will once again reach the final of the T20 World Cup but he expressed concern over the poor strike rate of the batsmen in the middle overs. The former all-rounder said that with bowlers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Aamir and Abbas Afridi, Pakistan has the best fast attack in the world. T20 World Cup tournament ambassador Afridi told the ICC, “I am concerned about the strike rate of our batsmen. Especially between the seventh and 13th overs.” He said, “Hopefully it will improve. Eight to nine runs should be scored per over. In my view, Pakistan is a strong contender for the title.”

Afridi, a member of Pakistan’s 2009 World Cup winning team, believes that the fast bowlers will have a big responsibility. He said, “I think Pakistan will reach the final because the conditions in West Indies and America will suit our team. No other team has such a strong bowling attack. Our fast bowlers are amazing. All these bowlers have a big responsibility.”

Pakistan was defeated by England by five wickets in the last final. Afridi further said, “All the players of the team are important but in the recent past, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan have played an important role. If I have to choose one, I will choose Babar. He is the captain and I want him to play well and take good decisions to make the team win.” Pakistan has been placed in Group A along with India, Ireland, Canada and America.

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