Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi is set to represent Hampshire in Vitality Blast 2020. The left-arm pacer, who has become an integral part of the Pakistan cricket team, is expected to be available for the whole stint.
Shaheen Afridi was happy with the signing. The left-arm quick said, “I am delighted to sign with Hampshire for the upcoming Vitality Blast competition. I have always enjoyed playing in England in front of the fantastic fans, and I look forward to joining this historic club for my first experience in county cricket.”
🗣️ “I am delighted to sign with Hampshire for the upcoming @VitalityBlast competition.”
Hampshire Cricket are thrilled to announce the signing of @iShaheenAfridi for next summer’s T20 campaign! ✍️
— Hampshire Cricket (@hantscricket) December 18, 2019
The teenage pacer had an enjoyable time on English pitches earlier this year, claiming the best figures for Pakistan in a World Cup with 6 for 35 against Bangladesh at Lord’s in July. His numbers were also the best of the tournament as the rising star finished with 16 wickets at an average of 14.63.
Hampshire’s Director of Cricket, Giles White, said, “A lot of the best sides in T20 cricket possess a perfect bowling attack, and Shaheen Afridi adds an extra dimension to the Hampshire squad, offering excellent accuracy, pace and lots of variations.”