Inzamam-ul-Haq, a former chief selector for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has said that Pakistan would suffer a significant disadvantage as a result of the lack of pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi at the forthcoming Asia Cup 2022.
He remembered how the left-handed seamer caused problems for the Indian batting order in their most recent match, which took place at the Twenty20 World Cup in 2021. On the other hand, he considers injuries to be an inevitable consequence of playing the game.
What did Inzamam-ul-Haq say?
When asked about it on his channel on YouTube, Inzamam stated:
“The news that Shaheen Afridi won’t be participating in the Asia Cup is a devastating blow to Pakistan. It’s a tough decision for Pakistan as Shaheen has been ruled out of the tournament, but injuries are a part of the game. If you look at the last match against India, he created pressure right from the very first over in the previous edition of the T20 World Cup.”
Due to a knee injury, the Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Afridi will not be participating in the Asia Cup in 2022.
The former captain of Pakistan expressed his excitement at the thought of seeing the legendary match that will take place between India and Pakistan in Dubai on August 28. This match will feature the two best teams in the world competing at their greatest level in the shortest format.
Inzamam said: “Given that matches pitting India against Pakistan are almost always exciting, this one should not disappoint. Because both sides are strong in Twenty20 Internationals, we should see some interesting cricket action.”
According to Inzamam-ul-Haq, the batting unit has not yet delivered consistently. The only exception to this is the captain, Babar Azam.
He went on to point out how Fakhar Zaman and Muhammad Rizwan were unable to sustain their hot streak, despite the fact that Fakhar Zaman scored a century in the just concluded ODI series against the Netherlands.