Shaheen Afridi is in the form of his life, picking up wickets for fun and dismantling batting units with ease. In the ongoing National T20 Cup, he is the leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets, including 2 five-wicket hauls in the 6 matches he has played.
In his last 7 matches, Shaheen has amassed 21 wickets including 3 five-wicket hauls. His fine run with the ball has led him to the top of the bowling charts in T20s this year. He has picked up 39 wickets so far this year, leading Afghanistan spinner, Rashid Khan, by 6 wickets.
Shaheen and Babar Azam are currently the leading wicket-taker and run-scorer in T20s this year respectively.
Highest run-getter and wicket-taker in T20s this year. Both are from Pakistan.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 12, 2020
Shaheen is currently the leading wicket-taker in the National T20 Cup as well, he has picked up 15 wickets and is closely followed by Northern’s fast bowler, Haris Rauf, who has picked up 14 wickets.
Shaheen has been in fine bowling form in recent times, having picked up 4 five-wicket hauls in his short career already. Only Sri Lankan fast bowler, Lasith Malinga, has more five-wicket hauls in his career. Malinga has played 295 T20 matches, while Shaheen has 56 caps only.
Shaheen is becoming a hot topic in world cricket as numerous County and Big Bash teams are eager to sign Shaheen as their overseas pick.