[tps_title]Shahid Afridi ( Pak )[/tps_title]

Afridi had an excellent tournament as an all-rounder. He batted with unseen maturity as well as a bit of the old Boom Boom when the time demanded it.

His bowling was a huge plus-point for Pakistan, as he used the drift into the batsman with huge confidence and constantly got the better of many of New Zealand’s right-handed batsman. His best innings was the 61 that he scored in the 1st ODI to take Pakistan to victory along with Haris Sohail.

Shahid Afridi was Pakistan's most effective player
Shahid Afridi approached his batting with the sort of maturity that you don’t associate with the burly all-rounder. Credits: IBN Live

 

It was a mature innings from Afridi, which was a pleasant change from a man who has often promised so much but failed to deliver. This innings was followed by a typical Boom Boom 55 and 49 in the third and the fourth ODI’s.

Afridi scored a total of 205 runs in the series. He was excellent with the ball too, which is eminent with his return of 8 wickets at a miserly economy of under 5 per over.

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