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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Shahid Khan Afridi says Team is ready for WC

Captain of Pakistan’s One Day International team, Shahid Khan Afridi, said on late Monday that the team was in a good shape to take on the very best in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

He was talking to media after landing at Jinnah International Airport after returning from a successful New Zealand tour.Afridi said on the occasion that the series against New Zealand was of optimum importance for Pakistan and the way the team performed has made it into a good shape ahead of the huge tournament.
Agreeing to the fact that the spinners will have a leading role to play in the World Cup Afridi said, “We couldn’t use our spinners in the New Zealand tour due to the conditions which were conducive for fast bowlers but yeah spinners will play vital role in the world cup on sub-continent pitches”.
He added, “We have got some warmup matches where we can utilise our spinners which will give them the perfect preparation for the huge event”.
He said all the players including him were in good form which will help the team in getting big victories in the mega-event.
Afridi also praised performance of his fast bowlers and said that Shoaib Akhtar and Sohail Tanvir are doing a fine job with the new ball.
Afridi further stated that there is little chance of any changes in the World Cup squad but the final call has to be made by the national selection committee.
However, skipper Afridi avoided talking on spot fixing case.
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