Hov. Shaheen Afridi has done well in English county cricket. He uprooted the stumps of the batsman in a match on Thursday (Sussex vs Middlesex). Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is also in this team. However, his batting is yet to come. He has also shown a good game so far and has scored 3 centuries in 3 consecutive matches. During this, he has also scored 2 double centuries. In such a situation, once again the demand for his return to the Indian Test team has intensified. Sussex have scored 90 runs for one wicket in 31 overs against Middlesex till lunch.
Sussex won the toss and elected to bat on the first day of the four-day match. The team did not lose any wicket in the first 8 overs and the score was 23 runs. On the third ball of the 9th over, Shaheen Afridi bowled Sussex captain Tom Haynes brilliantly. He was dismissed after scoring 17 runs off 28 balls. Hit 2 fours. Although he is running in good form in the current season. Ali and 35 and Tom Elshop are standing on the crease after scoring 34 runs. Pujara’s batting is yet to come. Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan is also in the team. In such a situation, an interesting battle can be seen between Rizwan and Afridi.
A beauty to start the morning from @iShaheenAfridi
— LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) May 5, 2022
Took 11 wickets
22-year-old Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has performed well in the current season. He is playing only the third match and has taken 11 wickets at an average of 21. His best performance has been 3 wickets for 35 runs. His performance as a first class cricketer is superb. Before this match, he has taken 131 wickets in 32 matches at an average of 24. His best performance is 8 wickets for 39 runs. He has achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets 11 times and 5 times.
On the other hand, India’s legendary batsman Cheteshwar has also performed wonderfully with the bat for Sussex. His average is 133. He has scored 531 runs in 5 innings. Played a huge innings of 203 runs. 34-year-old Pujara’s performance has also been very good in the first class. He has scored 17479 runs in 229 matches at an average of 52. Has scored 53 centuries and 70 half-centuries. Highest innings of 352 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 05, 2022, 17:34 IST