Shaheen Shah Afridi, the Pakistani pacer, achieved a significant milestone during the ODI World Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh. He became the fastest fast bowler to reach 100 wickets in ODI cricket, accomplishing this feat in his 51st match. In the process, he also became the fastest Pakistani bowler to reach 100 wickets, surpassing legendary off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who had achieved this milestone in 53 matches.
Shaheen Afridi records for Pakistan
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been a prominent left-arm pacer for Pakistan, and his exceptional performance in ODI cricket is setting new records. He had previously surpassed former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir to become the left-arm pacer with the most international wickets for Pakistan, trailing only behind the legendary Wasim Akram.
Shaheen Afridi dismantled Bangladesh’s batting order
In the match against Bangladesh, Shaheen Shah Afridi made a significant impact by taking two wickets within the first six overs of the game. Despite Bangladesh’s effort to stabilize their innings, Pakistan’s pacers played a crucial role in putting their team in a commanding position.
PAK vs BAN match
Both Pakistan and Bangladesh are in a must-win situation in the ODI World Cup, with the risk of elimination if they face further losses. While Pakistan has a better chance of progressing to the semifinals, Bangladesh’s prospects appear dim with just one win so far in the tournament. These matches will determine their fate, and a loss could potentially affect their chances of securing a spot in the Champions Trophy 2025. As of now, Pakistan is placed seventh in the points table, while Bangladesh is ninth, making these matches critical for both teams.