Shahid Afridi, the recently appointed interim chief selector, has devised new standards for choosing the nation’s T20I cricket team.
The former cricketer told the media that the selection committee will pick individuals whose domestic cricket strike rates are greater than 135.
It is important to note that the strike rates of Pakistani batsmen in cricket’s shortest format have given rise to discussion within the sport. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, among others, came under fire for their consistently low strike rates throughout the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup 2022.
Afridi has been actively involved in making choices regarding selection as well as other facets of cricket since taking over as Chief Selector.
The former captain gave curators instructions last week to get ready the springy surface for Pakistan’s farewell Test match in Karachi against New Zealand.
Afridi garnered a lot of acclaim from the cricket community for adding three PJL standout players to the Test squad against New Zealand.
The committee will collaborate, according to a former national team captain, and no one will be able to choose their team on their own.
In addition, the former captain updated the probable players list for the ODI series against New Zealand to include opening batsman Sharjeel Khan, who last played in an ODI in 2007. Afridi did, however, draw some criticism for his choice to include 24 players on the probables list for the three-match series.