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Pak coach Waqar not worried about Afridi’s form

Stating that he is not concerned about the prolong bad patch of national T20 captain Shahid Afridi, Pakistan’s head cricket coach Waqar Younis has said that he is banking on the senior all-rounder to strike form before next year’s ICC World Twenty20 in India.

Afridi, 35, who has already retired from Test and One-day cricket, has scored just 110 runs in his last 10 T20 matches and taken just six wickets.

“I am not overly concerned with Afridi’s form. He is our most experienced player and a proven match winner. I am banking on him to strike form soon. It is just a matter of having one good match,” Waqar said on Geo Super channel after Pakistan completed a 2-0 win over Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. “We know the World T20 is coming close and it is important for the captain to start contributing to the team.

But I think the pitches have not suited Afridi in Zimbabwe and I am sure he will strike form soon,” the former Test captain said. The Pakistan Cricket Board has named Afridi as the national T20 captain till the ICC World Twenty20 early next year after which the flamboyant all-rounder has indicated that he plans to bid adieu to international cricket.
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