The spearhead of the Pakistani bowling line-up, Shaheen Afridi, has had an immaculate yr to this point, he added to his tally of data with one more five-wicket haul within the first ODI towards Zimbabwe.
Shaheen turned the second bowler in historical past to select up 15 wickets within the area of solely 3 matches, the one different bowler to realize this feat was former quick bowler Waqar Younis.
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Shaheen Afridi is simply the 2nd bowler in ODI historical past to take 15 wickets in area of three matches. First was Waqar Younis. #PakvZim
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 30, 2020
He completed off with figures of 49/5 as Pakistan managed to defend the goal of 282 towards Zimbabwe. He began off the innings by selecting up the wickets of the 2 openers in his first spell, earlier than coming again into the assault and selecting up three extra.
Previous to this, his final ODI match was again within the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the place he picked 6 wickets for 35 runs in Pakistan’s final group stage match towards Bangladesh. He took 4 wickets towards Afghanistan within the earlier match.
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Shaheen Afridi additionally turned Pakistan’s main wicket-taker after 20 matches, selecting up 45 wickets and surpassing Hasan Ali who had 39 wickets in 20 matches. Shaheen’s ODI document is immaculate, a mean of 19.91 with 2 five-wicket hauls already to his identify.
Most wickets after 20 ODI matches for Pakistan
— Ali Raza ☪ (@alisanalysis) October 30, 2020
Shaheen can also be the main wicket-taker in T20s this yr with 44 wickets in 31 matches. He additionally completed because the main wicket-taker within the lately concluded Nationwide T20 Cup.