Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, November 18, 2018 02:24:13 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Shahid Afridi worried with batting form ahead of 2016 World T20

photo by

By Agency
04th-Oct-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has admitted that he is worried about his inconsistent form in recent months as it could also affect his performance and confidence as captain of the national T20 team in the lead-up to next year's World T20 in India. "I have been worried with my own form in batting and bowling. Because being the senior most player in the T20 side as well as being the captain I carry the responsibility of performing with bat and ball," Afridi said. The experienced all-rounder, fresh after leading Pakistan to a 2-0 whitewash of the T20 series in Zimbabwe, is preparing to shift with his family to Lahore from Karachi in order to avail the training facilities at the national cricket academy. "I will be shifting to Lahore until the World T20 as it will allow me to focus completely on cricket, work hard and train to regain my best form and also keep in constant touch with the chief selector and players," Afridi said. Afridi, 35, who has already retired from Test and One-day cricket has scored just 110 runs in his last 10 matches and taken six wickets. The Pakistan Cricket Board and team management have so far backed the struggling all-rounder but with important T20 matches lined up against England, in New Zealand and probably the Asian T20 Championship before the World event in India even Afridi is aware of the importance of finding form. "The cricketing and training facilities are better in Lahore because of the NCA that is why I have decided to move there until the World T20 event," Afridi said. Afridi said that even as a player he was frustrated himself at not getting runs and wickets. "Once you have played for so many years it gets frustrating not to perform consistently. I know that with some hard training and the right focus I can hit my best form soon," he said. Afridi is also being advised to play a few first class matches to get back his batting and bowling confidence but the all-rounder said he had already informed the selectors he wanted to play in the T20 series against the England Lions team in UAE after the England senior team series. "I am also open to offers to play in the Bangladesh premier league as it will help me get back into the right mode," he said. Afridi confirmed he had decided to reduce his workload and commitments associated with charity and other development work being carried out by his foundation until the World T20. "This time the event is important for us because we have a bunch of players who can go the distance and it is in India. That is why I have decided to focus on only cricket until the World T20," he said.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Football »

Neymar penalty punishes Uruguay in feisty friendly


Neymar kept his cool to score the controversial penalty that fired Brazil to a 1-0 win over Uruguay in a full-blooded friendly on Friday.Brazil captain Neymar was subjected to some ferocious fouls from Uruguay as the clash between the South American rivals boiled over at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.But the Paris ...

Cricket »

Shakib returns as BCB announces squad for 1st Test against WI


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced the squad for the first Test of two-match series against the West Indies (WI) with ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned to the squad.Another big-name inclusion in the squad is Soumya Sarkar, whose last Test appearance came on the tour of South ...

Editorial »

Pro-people police is the demand of time


THE Police Investigation Bureau (PIB) has unveiled the mystery behind a spine-chilling crime where a middle-aged woman passenger was killed inside a running bus at Ashulia in the outskirts of Dhaka city. It took hardly seven days for them to crack the case. Police have already arrested the murderers along ...

International »

US opposes UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of Golan Heights


AFP, United Nations :For the first time, the United States voted Friday against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights, dropping its practice of abstaining in the vote.The non-binding resolution was adopted in a General Assembly committee by a vote of 151 to 2, with the ...

International »

US-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea


Reuters, Port Moresby :The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting.Speaking in the Papua New Guinean capital, U.S. Vice President ...

Entertainment »

Aupee Karim returning to big screen


Entertainment Desk :Actress Aupee Karim is returning to the big screen after 15 years , with a film titled "Debris of Desire."Aupee made her debut in cinema with Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's 'Bachelor,' for which the actor won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actress in 2004. The film is ...

City »

BFUJ Secretary General Saban Mahmud receiving posthumous 'Ratnagarva Ma Gold Medal-2018' on behalf of his mother Momtaj Salam at a ceremony organised by Society for Enlightening Nation (SOFEN) in the auditorium of the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh in the city on Friday.


Editorial »

Only condemnation not enough, ensure safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar


US Vice-President Mike Pence expressed the Trump administration's strongest condemnation about Myanmar's treatment towards Rohingya Muslims. He told Aung San Suu Kyi that "persecution" by Myanmar's military was "without excuse" in a meeting with her on November14. Mr Pence also pressed Suu Kyi to pardon two Reuters journalists who were ...

City »

Former Parliament Member of Moulvibazar-2 constituency MM Shaheen joined Juktofront by giving bouquets to Juktofront Chief Prof Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury at the party office in the city's Baridhara on Friday.


.

Football »

Croatia stun Spain as Jedvaj strikes twice to keep hopes alive


AFP, Zagreb :Spain passed up the chance to seal progress to the Nations League finals as they were beaten 3-2 by Croatia on Thursday, undone by a 93rd-minute winner from Tin Jedvaj.Jedvaj's late strike leaves Group 4 wide open ahead of its final fixture between England and Croatia on Sunday. ...

Entertainment »

Deepika-Ranveer wedding: First pics of the gorgeous couple spell magic


Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh got married at the picturesque locale of Lake Como in Italy. The much-in-love duo got married in a traditional Konkani wedding ceremony on November 14 and today solemnised their wedding as per Sindhi tradition. After managing to keep their wedding pictures well-guarded, the couple has ...

International »

May fights for survival after Brexit deal sparks crisis


Reuters, London : British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Friday after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and mutiny in her party.More than two years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, it is still unclear how, ...

Editorial »

Mass awareness needed if NBR wants more people under tax net


THE countrywide 'Income Tax Fair -2018' has already drawn a huge crowd. The authorities hope more people would be brought under tax net this year too. Finance Minister AMA Muhith while inaugurating the fair said out of country's 16 crore population, the number of taxpayers is around one crore. There ...

International »

US could lose war against Russia or China, warns panel


AP, Washington :The United States military has "lost its edge" and could potentially lose a war against Russia or China, a report by a bipartisan panel established by Congress says.The report by the National Defense Strategy Commission on November 14 said U.S. military superiority has "eroded to a dangerous degree" ...

Football »

Switzerland`s Kevin Mbabu (left) is challenged by Qatar's Abdelkarim Hassan during an international friendly soccer match between Switzerland and Qatar at the Cornaredo stadium in Lugano, Switzerland on Wednesday.


.

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news