Umar Gul believes Shaheen Afridi might find his magic again in Pakistan vs Australia

Umar Gul believes Shaheen Afridi might find his magic again in Pakistan vs Australia. After a lengthy red-ball rest, Pakistan’s bowling coach Umar Gul Friday expressed optimism that Shaheen Shah Afridi will perform at his peak in the second innings.

In response to a query concerning Shaheen’s lack of pace and his subpar bowling in Australia’s opening innings, he stated that he needed some time to adjust after a lengthy absence and constant exposure to white-ball cricket.

“In Australia’s second innings, you would see Shaheen bowling with better pace and rhythm.” The transition from a white ball to a red ball is not simple. I felt that his 26 overs bowled was sufficient. All he wants is to have a smooth rhythm. In the second inning, we anticipate seeing him perform at his peak.

The fact that his team had dismissed Australia in the opening innings made Umar delighted. “Australia hasn’t even declared their innings yet. Led by Aamer Jamal, our pace bowlers destroyed Australia. That is really positive news for Pakistani cricket.

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According to Umar, there is potential for significance. As a bowling coach, I’m not entirely happy since I think the bowlers could have performed even better. There’s always space for development. When our bowlers used the second new ball, they bowled significantly better.

Umar was thrilled to witness rookies bowling with great enthusiasm. Because Khurram and Aamer are emerging from a demanding domestic season, we thought they were better. 

He supported the decision made by team management in the lack of a specialized spinner. There is Salman Ali Agha. In domestic cricket, he has bowled extended stints. Nevertheless, I think the tour’s selectors chose the lineup they felt would be most beneficial to the group. Umar felt sure he would spend the remaining time in the first Test well.

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