Afridi ready to be recalled to Pak Test side

Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010, 11:50 [IST]
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Afridi set to return

Sydney: All-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that he is ready to rejoin the Pakistan Test team if required.

All-rounder Afridi, who bowled South Australia to victory in their Twenty20 opener in Perth on Tuesday, is willing to front for Pakistan in the second Test starting in Sydney on Sunday or the third Test in Hobart.

"If they need me, I can't say no to them," Fox Sports quoted Afridi, as saying.

"Definitely I do not want to say no if they need me so definitely I will be able to play for them," he added.

Afridi's vicious leg spin, super-charged faster balls and genuine off-break variation still confounds limited-overs rivals and would prove a handful for Australia at the spin-friendly SCG.

Afridi's vastly improved leg spin is now his priority and would prove invaluable in a deadly tandem with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal or champion leggie Danish Kaneria.

Pakistan manager Abdul Raqeeb did not rule out Afridi making a stunning return.

"It is up to the selection committee who take all the decisions. They must decide what to do," Raqeeb said.


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