An imposing and accurate left-arm seamer, Shaheen Afridi has become a crucial part of Pakistan’s seam attack across all formats in the last 18 months with the 19-year-old making 34 international appearances in that time, including as part of Pakistan’s ICC Cricket World Cup squad this summer.
Afridi burst onto the international scene in April 2018 when he was rewarded for an excellent domestic Pakistan Super League campaign with a T20I call-up for the national side’s series against the West Indies. Further international honours quickly followed with the 19-year-old also making his Test and ODI debuts last year.
Standing 6ft 6in tall, Afridi claimed the best figures for Pakistan in a World Cup with 6-35 at Lord’s in July – those figures also proved to be the best of the tournament as he finished with 16 scalps at an average of 14.63 in the tournament.
His impressive international exploits in white-ball cricket have translated to 54 wickets at an average of just 21.02 in 29 limited-overs matches overall.
Afridi will join the squad ahead of the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign and will be available for the duration of the tournament.