Afridi to lead Pakistan-A squad

Published: February 5, 2013

Shahid Afridi. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: Out-of-form Shahid Afridi has been named the captain of the Pakistan-A squad that will face Afghanistan in two one-dayers and Twenty20 matches that will played from February 11-13 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The talismanic all-rounder has been struggling for form and recently requested chief selector Iqbal Qasim to pick him for these matches so he could regain his confidence ahead of the announcement of the one-day and Twenty20 squads for South Africa.

Afridi was limited to just the Twenty20 squad for the tour of India, and since then, he has been keen to bounce back.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan will also play three 50-over matches against regional teams before their clash against Pakistan A.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2013.

Reader Comments (2)

  • Mirza
    Feb 5, 2013 - 10:27PM

    Afridi and even Hafeez are great players when the opposition is mediocre. It is a great decision to send Afridi for PR and make the series interesting.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Feb 6, 2013 - 12:13PM

    @Mirza: very illogical statement. Afridi was never serious about his batting abilities, from last year or so, he has lost his bowling too but still he has a awesome career while Hafeez has been the biggest player in Pakistan’s recent cricket glory. he has performed quite nice against British, Indian and a good spell against Saffas on not so helpful wicket. he had a horrid time against Styen but most batters of world won’t like to face Styen either so think a bit before u write junk here. Hafeez is the backbone of team in all 3 formats.

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