Shaheen Shah Afridi is a Pakistani professional cricketer who was born on 6 April 2000 in Landi Kotal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The 23 years old young fast bowler has had a very successful international and PSL career so far in all formats of cricket.
Shaheen Afridi played his first T20 international for Pakistan on 3 April 2018 against West Indies. On 21 September 2018 against Afghanistan, he played his first ODI for Pakistan, and on 3 December 2018 against New Zealand, he got his test cap.
After performing in PSL 2018, he was included in the Pakistan cricket team. The first year of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s PSL career was so good that he was picked up by the national team.
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Shaheen Shah Afridi PSL Career
The young pacer played his first PSL match in 2018. In a match against Multan Sultans, he picked up five wickets only for 4 runs and was named man of the match. After a successful start in the PSL, he is now one of the best bowlers around the world.
Shaheen Shah Afridi PSL Team
- Lahore Qalandars (2018 – 2023)
Shaheen Shah Afridi’s PSL career started when he was picked by Lahore Qalandar in the third edition of the Pakistan super league in 2018. Now, he is the most successful bowler for Lahore Qalandars. Now he is the captain of Lahore Qalandars and Qalandars has won titles of 2022 and 2023 in PSL under his captaincy.
Shaheen Shah Afridi Bowling Stats in PSL
You will be amazed after looking at his bowling stats in the PSL league. After playing just 6 seasons of the PSL he is on the 3rd number among the leading wicket takes in PSL. He took 89 wickets in his 62 matches of PSL.
The star bowler has dismissed big names like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, and more several times in the PSL.
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His bowling average in the PSL league is 21.85, and his economy rate is 7.91. Shaheen’s bowling strike rate is 15.80, and he has also taken 2 five wickets hauls in the PSL tournament. His best bowling figures are 5 wickets only for 4 runs.
In that spell, he dismissed Shoaib Malik, Ross Whiteley, Saif Badar, Junaid Khan, and Mohammad Irfan.
Shaheen Afridi PSL 8 (2023)
In PSL 2023, Shaheen Shah Afridi will be leading Lahore Qalandars. He said that ‘Wasim Akram’ is his favorite bowler, and he wants to be like him. He leads the Qalandars to a title win in 2023 in March.
He took 19 wickets in 12 matches in the last PSL in 2023 and was at number 4 in the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He also took 4 wicket haul in this tournament.
The great all-rounder of Pakistan, Boom Boom Afridi is the father-in-law of Shaheen Afridi. In an interview, Shahid Afridi said that he advised Shaheen not to accept the captaincy of Lahore Qalandars but he didn’t follow my advice.
In a match when Shaheen Afridi clean bowled Shahid Afridi, he didn’t celebrate that wicket to show respect for Lala (Shahid Afridi).
After completing my Engineering from Bahauddin Zakriya University Multan, I started my freelancing career. Then I started writing News and blogs for different News agencies like Mobile Fun and Urdu Geo News.