Pakistani swing star Shaheen Shah Afridi will compete in the ILT20 in 2024. Shaheen Afridi has signed a three-year contract with last year’s finalists Desert Vipers.
The first season of the International League T20 (ILT20) was held in the UAE in January-February 2023, with six teams competing. Gulf Giants won the championship after defeating Desert Vipers in the final. Last season featured no Pakistani players, That is likely to change this season as some of the greatest from the Asian nation will be in action.
On Monday, August 14, the Desert Vipers and the league announced that Pakistan swing star Shaheen Afridi had signed a three-year contract with last year’s finalists. This is a major victory for the Vipers since the left-arm seamer can smash the opposition on his own when he’s in the mood. In 162 T20 encounters, the kid has 229 wickets at an average of 20.65 and a strike rate of 15.80. He also has an excellent economy rate of 7.82 for someone who bowls the harder overs.
Shaheen Shah Afridi batting has also improved in recent years. As evidence by his 44* in 15 balls in the final of this year’s Pakistan Super League, which helped Lahore Qalandars win the title. He scored 132 runs in eight innings with a strike rate of 167.09. As a result, Shaheen’s versatility will be a tremendous asset to the Vipers.
We are overjoyed to have signed a high-profile player such as Shaheen Afridi: Tom Moody
Tom Moody, the Desert Vipers’ director of cricket, lauded Shaheen and outlined what the promising youngster could bring to the table.
“Shaheen is a player of world-class calibre who has had a significant impact. Not only for Pakistan but for every team he played for in recent times. ” Moody quoted by National News Cricket as saying.
“He offers a lot as an impact pace bowler who has destroyed a lot of top-orders. He also has fantastic leadership skills that will add a lot of value to the Desert Vipers moving forward. ” “We are overjoy to have secured such a high-profile player. One who is so highly regarded in the world of cricket,” he continued.
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