Big Record Awaits Shaheen Shah Afridi in the Final Test Against Bangladesh:
With 44 wickets in 8 Test Matches, Shaheen Shah Afridi has been one of the best performers for Pakistan in Test Cricket. Shaheen has been unstoppable against every opposition. Due to his brilliant performance this year, he acheieved his career best bowling rankings in Test Cricket. In the latest ICC Test Rankings, Shaheen was placed at No.5, ahead of the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Neil Wagner and James Anderson. Shaheen also took his first 10-Wicket Haul in a Test Match this year, against West Indies. This performance against West Indies also gave him his first ever Man of the Match Award in Test Cricket.
Pakistan have one more Test Match left this year, against Bangladesh and Shaheen Shah Afridi is nearing a big record. Shaheen has 44 wickets this year in Test Cricket, if he picks 6 more wickets in the final Test against Bangladesh he will become just the 3rd Pakistani Pacer to pick 50 or more wickets in Test Career in a Calendar year. He will join the league of the legendary Imran Khan and Waqar Younis. This will be indeed a huge achievement for Shaheen as this is something that the legendary Wasim Akram couldn’t do in his career.
If Shaheen completes 50 wickets this year in Test Cricket, he will become the 5th overall Pakistani Bowler to achieve the feat of 50 or more Test Wickets in a calendar year and 3rd in the list of pace bowlers. Before Shaheen, Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq and Saeed Ajmal have achieved this feat. Shaheen Shah Afridi has a golden opportunity to join the list of the elite.
The Final Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan begins from 4th December, Saturday. Pakistan lead the series 1-0.