Afridi to lead Pakistan in T20

Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 14:04 [IST]
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Afridi to lead Pakistan in T20

Islamabad: Pakistan's World cup hero Shahid Afridi will lead their team in the upcoming T20 international against Sri Lanka.

"Chairman PCB has appointed Shahid Afridi as captain for the Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka,"the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement on Wednesday.

Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODI-Fixture

Afridi was selected to captain's post following the retirement Younis Khan from T20 cricket after leading to akistan to win the Twenty20 World Cup in England last month.

Afridi, 29, was hero in Pakistan's success in England, hitting an unbeaten 54 off 52 balls his side beat Sri Lanka in the final.

Afridi's shirt to be placed in Lord's

Afridi had played in 23 Twenty20 matches, scoring 371 runs at an average of 19.52, as well as claiming 33 dismissals at an impressive average of 15.57.

Pakistan will play Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 match on August 12 after a five-match ODI series.


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