Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is set to lead the Gaul Gladiators in the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). Born in Khyber Agency, is currently undergoing training in Karachi and is expected to reach Sri Lanka on Monday, 23 November. The veteran was recently part of the 2020 Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he pledged his trade to the Shaan Masood-led Satan.
He was good off the ball, though his team could not make the final despite having two bites on Cherry after topping the points table in the group stage. In the LPL, Afridi is expected to take the lead in the Gladiators’ first match against the Jaffna Stallions at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
Shahid Afridi’s training in Karachi
Afridi is coming to Sri Lanka on 23rd and will be released for three days and he is expected to lead the team in the first match against the Jaffna Stallions on 27 November. Fakhar Zaman, Was stated in Bdcirmim.
The manager said, “Yes, Afridi is training in Karachi and he will interact with the other team a day before the match.” Afridi replaces Sarfaraz Ahmed, who has dropped out due to Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Galle’s mentor Waqar Younis is yet to reach Sri Lankan soil. “We are also hoping that he will be here soon. We have also included Waqas Maqsood in the team.
Maqsood recently played for Karachi Kings, Led by Imad Wasim. The team became PSL champions for the first time and Maqsood took four wickets in two matches. The left-handed Pacers was also impressive in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy for Central Punjab.
The Gladiators have replaced England’s Ravi Bopara with Johnson Charles of the West Indies. Team official Ganesh Wehsen said, “West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Johnson Charles has signed a contract as the team’s sixth overseas player for the upcoming LPL tournament.”
LPL is going to start on Thursday, 26 November. The Colombo Kings and Candy Tuskers are scheduled to lock horns in Hambantota in the opening match.