‘Bowling unit strengthened with return of Yasir, Abbas’ says Shaheen


Jamaica: Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi feels that after the return of Yasir Shah and Mohammad Abbas, Pakistan’s bowling attack has been further strengthened.

Pakistan men’s team is in Jamaica where they will play two Tests against the West Indies. The 21-year-old Shaheen is raring to go.

“We are a strong bowling unit after Yasir and Abbas making a return in the side. Yasir has a good record here and we will look to bowl in partnerships,” Shaheen said.

“Our combination is great with Test players preparing in Karachi. We played intra-squad practice match where bowlers bowled long spell while batters had a good time in the middle,” he added.

Meanwhile, Shaheen is looking to maintain his fitness as Pakistan will be playing back-to-back series. ” I have my goals aligned as T20 World Cup will be played this year too. The West Indies Test series is also important and I am trying to maintain my fitness too,” he added.

It must be noted that the two-match Test series will start from August 12. Green Shirts won the four-match T20I series by 1-0 last week.

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