NSW target Shahid Afridi


DYNAMIC Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi will be targeted as NSW’s foreign import for next season’s domestic Twenty20 competition, after leading his country to glory in England.

NSW will approach Afridi to join their ranks with the intention of qualifying him for the lucrative Champions League Twenty20 tournament in 2010, but he could also be used in the Sheffield Shield.

“He is clearly one of the world’s best Twenty20 players, but also he would be a valuable addition to our dressing room, our young players would learn a lot from him,” the official said. “We would certainly consider if he could be used for other formats,  Afridi would bring experience and significant ability to the Blues, and the big-hitting star would also be considered for first-class and one-day games.” NSW official said.