Previous Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is set to lead the Galle Gladiators in the debut release of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). The Khyber Agency-conceived is right now preparing in Karachi and is relied upon to arrive at Sri Lanka on Monday, November 23. The veteran was as of late a piece of the 2020 Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he carried out his specialty for the Shan Masood-drove Multan Sultans.
He was nice with the ball, however his group couldn’t make the last regardless of getting two chomps at the cherry in the wake of garnish the focuses table in the gathering stage. In the LPL, Afridi is required to lead in the Gladiators’ first match against Jaffna Stallions at the Mahinda Rajapaksha International Stadium in Hambantota.
Shahid Afridi preparing in Karachi
“Afridi is showing up in Sri Lanka on 23rd and will be isolated for three days and he is planning to lead the group in the primary match against Jaffna Stallions on 27th November,” the group supervisor, who’s likewise a guide of Pakistan left-hander Fakhar Zaman, was cited as saying in BDcrictime.
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“Indeed, Shahid Afridi has been preparing in Karachi and he will connect with the other group a day prior to the match,” the administrator expressed. Afridi has supplanted Sarfaraz Ahmed, who has pulled out because of Pakistan’s visit through New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Galle’s tutor Waqar Younis is yet to arrive at Sri Lankan soil. “We are likewise trusting he will be here soon. We have additionally included Waqas Maqsood in the crew,” he added.
Maqsood as of late played for the Karachi Kings, driven by Imad Wasim. The group turned into the PSL champions unexpectedly and Maqsood got four wickets from two games. The left-arm pacer was likewise great for Central Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
The Gladiators have Shahid Afridi England’s Ravi Bopara with West Indies’ Johnson Charles. “West Indies wicket-attendant batsman Johnson Charles has marked the agreement as the 6th abroad player of the group for the forthcoming LPL competition,” Ganeshan Vaheesan, the group official, joked.
The LPL is booked to get in progress on Thursday, November 26. In the initial match, Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers are set to secure horns Hambantota itself.