Shahid Afridi ready to tour West Indies

April 4, 2011 10:34 pm0 commentsViews: 12

shahid-afridi Pakistan’s restricted overs cricket captain Shahid Afridi has created himself obtainable for the tour of West Indies once previously choosing a prospect.

"Earlier I had set to skip the tour as a result of I needed to require a well deserved rest from the sport, however some former players and my family and friends told me to alter my call at this important time for Pakistan cricket," Afridi said on Monday.

Afridi, 31, who has played 320 one-day internationals, led Pakistan to the semi-finals of the recent World Cup where they lost to eventual winners India.

The seasoned all-rounder, who finished with twenty one wickets within the tournament, said he needed an {opportunity|a chance|an opening|a prospect|an occasion|a possibility|a clear stage} from cricket however the upcoming tour was a perfect opportunity to groom 2 or 3 new players.

"That is why i need to be a part of the team on the approaching tour and keep it up the momentum we tend to got from the globe Cup," he said.

Afridi revealed the morale of the players was boosted by the nice and cozy welcome they received on arriving from the globe Cup hosted in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

"It is a sign that Pakistan cricket is on the correct track and on the approaching tours to West Indies and Zimbabwe we will type a perfect one-day combination," he added.

The Pakistan team can play a Twenty20 match against West Indies on April twenty one, then 5 ODIs and 2 tests.

Indications from the national selectors recommend they attempt to rest a number of the senior players for the restricted over matches within the Caribbean and take a look at out new players who have performed well in domestic cricket. (Reuters)

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