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Afridi to lead Pakistan in T20

Pakistan Cricket Board has reappointed their all-rounder Sahid Afridi as their captain for T20 after a period of three years on Tuesday. According to the board Afridi will be the captain of T20 team till T20 World Cup in 2016 which will be held in India.


The post of the regular captain in T20 team has been open after their regular T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez resigned as the captain after Pakistan’s bad performance during T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh on March this year.


Shahid Afridi has already been the captain of T20 team during the period of August 2009 to April 2011. Under the captaincy of Afridi Pakistan played 19 T20 matches where they have won 8 matches and 11 matches.


Afridi who resigned in 2011 after conflict with then coach Waqar Younis has played 74 T20 internationals and has scored 1,112 runs at an average of 19.17 and strike-rate of 144.04 with four fifties.


Afridi who lead Pakistan up to semi-final during T20 World Cup in 2011 has taken 77 wickets at 22.61 with an economy rate of 6.48.

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