Pakistan includes Shaheen Afridi in test squad for New Zealand

Pakistan includes Shaheen Afridi in test squad for New Zealand
Pakistan's selectors included left arm teenage pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi in a 15-man squad for the first two of the three tests against New Zealand starting in Abu Dhabi next week.

Pakistan's selectors included left arm teenage pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi in a 15-man squad for the first two of the three tests against New Zealand starting in Abu Dhabi next week. The 18-year-old has been in a devastating form in the ongoing one-day series in United Arab Emirates, taking 4-46 and 4-38 in the two matches so far. The third and final one-day international is in Dubai on Sunday. Shaheen Shah Afridi also took 3-20 in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand and four wickets in two Twenty20 internationals against Australia last month.

The pace bowler Shaheen Afridi emerged on the scene last year, taking 8-39 in an innings in his first class debut, the best-ever figures by a Pakistani bowler in his first match. Pakistan and New Zealand play the first test in Abu Dhabi November 16-20. The second match will be in Dubai November 24-28 while the final test is also in Abu Dhabi December 3-7. A squad for the final test will be announced later. "Shaheen has been included in the squad keeping into account his current form," said chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq