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Sri Lanka wary of Shahid Afridi threat

Sri Lanka has pinpointed Shahid Afridi as the main threat to their hopes of securing the ICC World T20 glory at Lord's today.

The 29-year-old all-rounder has already underlined his value to Pakistan during this tournament, claiming the man-of-the-match award for a brilliant display to help shock favourites South Africa and secure a seven-run semi-final triumph.

Afridi hammered 51 off 34 balls and then claimed two for 16 in his four overs, removing South African dangermen Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers, to serve notice of his potential danger to Sri Lanka's hopes of lifting the trophy.

His performance has made Sri Lanka wary enough to concentrate their planning for the final around Afridi's talents, although they are more than aware of the threat posed by other members of Pakistan's line-up.

The 29-year-old all-rounder has already underlined his value to Pakistan during this tournament, claiming the man-of-the-match award for a brilliant display to help shock favourites South Africa and secure a seven-run semi-final triumph.

Afridi hammered 51 off 34 balls and then claimed two for 16 in his four overs, removing South African dangermen Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers, to serve notice of his potential danger to Sri Lanka's hopes of lifting the trophy.

His performance has made Sri Lanka wary enough to concentrate their planning for the final around Afridi's talents, although they are more than aware of the threat posed by other members of Pakistan's line-up.

source - espnstar.com
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