Shan Masood says “NZ openers should look to play out Shaheen Afridi‘s overs” in T20 World Cup 2021. Masood has advised the New Zealand openers. Also, to see out Shaheen Afridi’s overs. He was at his best against India in the opening contest. For the Super 12s at the T20 World Cup 2021. Afridi got the new ball to move. During the powerplay overs and was able to send both. Also, the Indian openers into the pavilion. He returned to complete his spell in the death overs. It was successful in scalping the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as well.
Shaheen Afridi will host the Super 12s clash. Between Pakistan and New Zealand, and Masood suggests that the New Zealand openers should look to be cautious. Against Afridi, who will bowl at least two overs with the new ball. They have a go at the openers.
“Shaheen has shown how dangerous he is to both left and right-handers. So, I think they should take it somewhat as a Test match or an ODI, where they look for the bad ball, but they also look to defend the good balls that he puts in, which he puts in a lot,” Masood said.
New Zealand will play their first series of the match. While Pakistan is already in the top two in their group. Also, the courtesy of their win against India on Sunday, October 24. Masood, Darren Ganga also feels that the New Zealand openers should employ a safe approach. When it comes to facing Shaheen Afridi. If he added that there is a possibility of Afridi having a bad day at the office. He still believes caution should be the way forward.
“New Zealand openers should look to play out Shaheen Afridi within reason. Sometimes you have a bowler who is having an off day, but they have to be watchful against Afridi,” Ganga said.