Afridi told ‘Geo News’ in Colombo that this was the right time to finalise the squad. “It will allow the players to mentally prepare themselves for the challenge and plan ahead. I think any more delay will affect our preparations,” he said.

Shahid Afridi

Afridi also said Mohammad Hafeez will improve and learn the art of captaincy with time. “Every new captain goes through a learning process. Hafeez also has to go through it and learn. I also was able to give my best as captain after going through a leraning phase. Every captain becomes successful after learning with time,” he explained.