Afridi wants to play for KKR or Rajasthan Royals

Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 8:03 [IST]
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Afridi wants to play for KKR or RR

Islamabad: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi wants to play for Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders or Shilpa Shetty's Rajasthan Royals in the next edition of the Indian Premier League.

"There are a number of franchises that would interest me in the next season of IPL and lets wait and see what happens at the all important auction, but my preferred destinations would be either The Rajasthan Royals or the Kolkatta Knight Riders," Afridi said.

Afridi who boasts a strike rate of over 146 in Twenty20 internationals is currently taking part in the Twenty20 Big Bash for South Australia and has lit up the tournament with 2 Man of the Match performances in both his outings, according to PakPassion.net.

Afridi was also a key member of the Pakistan squad that lifted the Twenty/20 World Cup tournament last year in England.

"The Big Bash is going live to India so it's a great opportunity for those players in the IPL player list to show potential bidders what they can do for their teams," Afridi said.

Afridi feels that his time in Australia will be beneficial to Pakistan during the forthcoming one-day series and Twenty20.

"The Big Bash is an important tournament obviously for South Australia and myself but also it can be beneficial for Pakistan. I'm really focussed on helping South Australia qualify for the Champions League.

"I also feel that getting used to conditions out here at the various venues will put me in a good position for the forthcoming five match one day series for Pakistan and the Twenty20 match at the MCG," Afridi added.


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