Shahid Afridi appointed as the skipper of Galle Gladiators in LPL 2020

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Afridi just lately performed for the Multan Sultans within the PSL playoffs.

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is ready to guide the Galle Gladiators within the inaugural version of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). The Khyber Company-born is at the moment coaching in Karachi and is anticipated to succeed in Sri Lanka on Monday, November 23. The veteran was just lately part of the 2020 Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) the place he plied his commerce for the Shan Masood-led Multan Sultans.

He was first rate with the ball, although his workforce couldn’t make the ultimate regardless of getting two bites on the cherry after topping the factors desk within the group stage. Within the LPL, Afridi is anticipated to guide within the Gladiators’ first match in opposition to Jaffna Stallions on the Mahinda Rajapaksha Worldwide Stadium in Hambantota.

Shahid Afridi coaching in Karachi

“Afridi is arriving in Sri Lanka on 23rd and will likely be quarantined for 3 days and he’s hoping to guide the workforce within the first match in opposition to Jaffna Stallions on 27th November,” the workforce supervisor, who’s additionally a mentor of Pakistan left-hander Fakhar Zaman, was quoted as saying in BDcrictime.

“Sure, Afridi has been coaching in Karachi and he’ll work together with the opposite workforce a day earlier than the match,” the supervisor acknowledged. Afridi has changed Sarfaraz Ahmed, who has pulled out on account of Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand.

Within the meantime, Galle’s mentor Waqar Younis is but to succeed in Sri Lankan soil. “We’re additionally hoping he will likely be right here quickly. We’ve got additionally included Waqas Maqsood within the squad,” he added.

Maqsood just lately performed for the Karachi Kings, led by Imad Wasim. The workforce grew to become the PSL champions for the primary time and Maqsood picked up 4 wickets from two video games. The left-arm pacer was additionally spectacular for Central Punjab within the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

The Gladiators have additionally changed England’s Ravi Bopara with West Indies’ Johnson Charles. “West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Johnson Charles has signed the contract because the sixth abroad participant of the workforce for the upcoming LPL match,” Ganeshan Vaheesan, the workforce official, quipped.

The LPL is scheduled to get underway on Thursday, November 26. Within the opening match, Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers are set to lock horns in Hambantota itself.

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