I want to perform like Shaheen Afridi against India, Trent Boult
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Bolt has vowed to perform as well as Shaheen Shah Afridi in the crucial World Cup match against India.
According to the AFP news agency, India and New Zealand will face each other in the main match of the World Cup today, where both the teams had earlier lost to Pakistan in their first match in the event.
Shaheen Shah Afridi’s devastating spell in the match against India by 6 runs on both Indian openers Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma had laid the foundation for Pakistan’s victory.
Shaheen, along with the openers, also took a crucial wicket from captain Virat Kohli, who scored a half-century, and Pakistan won the match by 10 wickets without a loss.
Bolt, 32, said he would try to perform like Shaheen Shah Afridi against the Indian team.
It should be noted that the chances of the winning team reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup will be bright.
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“It was great to see the way Shaheen bowled against India that day and our bowling line will focus on taking early wickets,” said Trent Bolt.
“I think the ball swings a bit in the beginning and I will try to do the same against India,” he said.
Bolt was also impressed with Pakistan’s performance in the Super 12 round so far and declared Pakistan one of the favorite teams for the tournament.
He said that Pakistani bowlers also put pressure with Napi Tali bowling, along with this the batting line also seems to be trying to score maximum runs and increases the pressure on the opposing team.
The fast bowler said that so far Pakistan has been playing its best game in the tournament and has been advancing in the best way and they look like a complete unit.
In terms of World Cup matches and recent matches, New Zealand has a slight lead over India, where New Zealand had earlier beaten India in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.
After this, in the final of this year’s World Test Championship, New Zealand defeated India by 8 wickets and became the first team to win the Test Championship.