PSL performers can still earn berth in World T20 team: Afridi

02:15 PM | 19 Feb, 2016
PSL performers can still earn berth in World T20 team: Afridi
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Extraordinary performances by a player in the ongoing PSL can still earn him a place in the Pakistan team for the Twenty-20 World Cup, says skipper Shahid Afridi.

In comments appearing on a website, Afridi said the selectors and team management will also closely watch performances in the Asia Cup T20 to be held in Bangladesh from February 24 before deciding whether to make any change in the already-announced 15-member squad for the two back-to-
back events of the shortest format of the game--Asia Cup and World Cup with latter to be played March 8-April 3.

"I hope that we don't need to make changes in the squad and it plays in both events but if any player (s) fails to click in the Asia Cup then there can be changes made in the side for the World Cup," quoted Afridi as saying.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set March 8 as deadline for those teams who have qualified for the super round to make last minute changes in their selected squads.

"If there are players who impress everyone in the Pakistan Super League they can be considered for the World T20," he said. Afridi said he himself, the team management and selectors "gave full
confidence and support to every player but unfortunately the same response was not forthcoming from players".

Pakistani selectors have picked five players in their Asia Cup and World T20 squad who have yet to play T20 Internationals. The selectors also axed experienced opener Ahmed Shehzad, Muhammad Rizwan, Sohaib
Maqsood and Umar Gul for the two events.

Afridi said he could claim with confidence that in his captaincy every player who was in the team got full chances to show his performances. "I don't believe in dropping someone after just one or two matches. Every player who played in the team got full support and confidence from me, the
coach and selectors."

"Unfortunately our players lack consistency. I am hoping that if the PSL is held regularly for the two to three years then new talent will emerge and also get a chance to polish itself playing in front of crowds in the PSL,"
he said.

He said no one comes to watch domestic cricket matches in Pakistan and there is no real pressure on the players to do well. "To me the PSL can serve as the platform where players can develop their confidence and learn to play under pressure."

He said if any senior player felt it was time to go and there was talent to replace him he should retire. "If there is some capable talent who can replace me I am ready to say goodbye and leave room for him in the team," Afridi said.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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