Known for his exceptional skills with the new ball, Shaheen Afridi is considered a top pacer in the modern era. Unplayable yorkers and first over wickets are his specialties.
Kane Williamson, the New Zealand all-format captain, rated the 22-year-old Pakistani pacer as harder to play against than Mitchell Starc, the Australian pacer.
Shaheen Afridi and Mitchell Starc bowl similar yorkers, but the New Zealand skipper opted to choose Afridi.
Shaheen Shah Afridi or Mitchell Starc? ?
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A leg injury sustained earlier this year in Galle prevented Shaheen from playing the entire limited-overs season.
In the final game against England, the speedster suffered a knee injury, forcing him to miss the upcoming three-match Test series against England at home.