13 Sep 2012

Afridi to be fit for World Twenty20

11:47 am on 13 September 2012

Pakistan cricket captain Mohammad Hafeez expects Shahid Afridi to recover from injury in time to play a decisive role in his country's attempt to win another Twenty20 World Cup.

Afridi is hoping to overcome a thumb injury before the tournament, which runs throughout September and October in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan open their Group D campaign against New Zealand at Pallekele.

The third team in their group is Bangladesh.