[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.
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.