Pakistan’s pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi is on his way to making a noteworthy comeback to Test cricket and is eyeing the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka slated to begin on July 16 to resume his services for Pakistan in the red-ball format.
“Before we take any kind of decision regarding workload, we have a whole medical panel for that, and then a player’s personal choice is also taken into consideration. Shaheen has been unfit for the last one and a half years, so when a player comes back from injury, he needs more cricket in terms of active cricket, not nets. In nets, you can come and simply bowl. However, match fitness is different,” Rasheed said to Cricket Pakistan.
“We have also requested the county to let Shaheen play a three-day match, so that he will get more overs to bowl. After taking all these factors into consideration, we reached a unified decision regarding his inclusion in the squad. We have done everything after thorough research, which doesn’t mean we don’t consider workload. Induction of players takes place after assessing workload management in detail,” he concluded.