Pakistan has implemented five significant changes ahead of their final Super 4 match against Sri Lanka.
Pak vs Sl Asia Cup is the crucial Super 4 match on September 14th in Colombo. The outcome of this match holds great significance for Pakistan’s qualification chances. A victory in this match would secure their spot in the next stage, while a loss would mean an exit from the tournament.
Pakistan has made five significant changes before the Asia Cup clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Pakistan’s playing XI:
- Mohammad Haris
- Imam ul Haq
- Babar Azam (C)
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Saud Shakeel
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Shadab Khan
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Shaheen Afridi
- Zaman Khan
- Mohammad Wasim Jr
Zaman Khan has been brought in to replace Naseem Shah, who has been ruled out of the tournament. Additionally, Mohammad Wasim Jr. has taken the place of Haris Rauf, who is currently recovering after experiencing discomfort in his right flank during the India match.
Babar Azam has made a significant decision by excluding the out-of-form Fakhar Zaman and opting to include wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Haris for the crucial match.
Agha Salman has faced difficulties finding his form during the tournament and sustained a facial injury during the match against India. Consequently, Saud Shakeel has been named his replacement in the playing XI.
Considering the spin-friendly pitch conditions observed in Colombo, particularly in the last match between India and Sri Lanka, Mohammad Nawaz has been selected to replace Faheem Ashraf in the lineup.
Pakistan squad for Asia Cup:
Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.
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