Pakistan’s new strength and conditioning coach, Drikus Saaimon, has revealed the fastest player in the national team.
In a video shared on the PCB’s digital platforms, Saaimon revealed that Shadab Khan is the fastest player in the Pakistan team with a recorded speed of 36 km/h, which is considered quite fast. Normally, players tend to achieve speeds between 29-30 km/h between the stumps.
During innings, players tend to increase their speed, and according to the data, Babar Azam got an additional 5-6 km during his innings of 65 runs in the second ODI against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman, who scored 117 in the first ODI, increased his speed by 9 km, meaning he was covering a distance of 1 km for every 10-11 runs.
In addition, Saaimon also praised star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, for his ‘superhuman’ abilities.
Saaimon stated, “Shaheen is a super human, the amount of distance he covers in a match is just stupid. He covers around 7 km for a T20 at pace, and obviously, a lot of that is in his run-up. His run-up pace is 29 km/h which is rapid.”
Pakistan will face off against New Zealand in the fourth match of the five-match series today at the National Bank Arena in Karachi. The Men in Green lead the series 3-0 and will be aiming to register a clean-sweep against the BlackCaps, which will take them to the top of the ICC rankings in the ODI format.
Source: Pro Pakistani