Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan's primary fast bowler, is poised to set a potential new record during his participation in the ICC World Cup 2023.
The towering pacer, who has already claimed 95 wickets in 48 games, has a chance to become the fastest Pakistani to reach 100 ODI wickets. This record is currently held by the legendary Pakistani off-spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq, who achieved this milestone in 53 games.
Shaheen needs just five more wickets in his next four matches to surpass Saqlain's record.
In addition to this, as of yesterday, Afridi has surpassed former Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir in terms of the most international wickets for Pakistan among left-arm pacers. This accomplishment was achieved during the 18th World Cup match against Australia in Bengaluru.
Before the match against Australia, Afridi and Amir had 259 wickets each. With his first two wickets in the match, dismissing Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell, Shaheen officially overtook Amir. He now stands second only to the legendary Wasim Akram in terms of the most wickets for Pakistan.
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