Pakistan announces playing XI for Sri Lanka clash.
Fakhar Zaman has been shockingly dropped from Pakistan’s lineup for Thursday’s pivotal Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka.
With a top score of just 27, 61 runs, and an average of 20 points, 33 runs, Fakhar has struggled to maintain consistency throughout the Asia Cup.
Fakhar is ranked among the top 10 ODI batters in the MRF Tyres ODI Batter Rankings despite not scoring any significant runs during the Asia Cup. However, he contributed three consecutive ODI centuries against New Zealand at the beginning of the year.
The left-hander has been replaced by the youngster Mohammad Haris, one of five changes Pakistan has confirmed for their crucial Super Four match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, and Salman Ali Agha (eye) are all out due to injuries, and all-arounder Faheem Ashraf has been dropped in addition to Fakhar. This forced Pakistan to make changes to their team.
In place of Naseem and Rauf, fellow all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz will take Ashraf’s place as a direct replacement, and Mohammad Wasim and Zaman Khan will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills next to Shaheen Afridi, the pace spearhead.
To advance to the Asia Cup championship game against India this year, Babar Azam’s team must defeat Sri Lanka, while Sri Lanka only needs to avoid defeat.
Pakistan released the lineup for their match against Sri Lanka at the 2023 Asia Cup.
Pakistan has released its starting lineup for their crucial Asia Cup Super 4 match against Sri Lanka.
The Men in Green made five modifications. Fakhar Zaman, Salman Ali Agha, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah will be replaced by Mohammad Haris, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Zaman Khan.
Sri Lanka matchup between the Pakistani XI.
Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, and Zaman Khan.
Babar Azam and his team have a must-win game against Sri Lanka because a victory will advance them to the current Asia Cup final.
Salman Ali Agha, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf were injured while playing against India, which was unfortunate for Pakistan. Shahnawaz Dahani and Zaman Khan had to be requested by Pakistan as backup.
Zaman arrived in Colombo earlier today and has since joined the group. In the 50-over format, he will make his debut abroad.
However, Dahani will travel to Colombo tonight and arrive there tomorrow.
The remaining matches of the tournament, including Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, are likely to be marred by rain.
The Pakistan-Sri Lanka game would be impacted by the 86 percent likelihood of rain in Colombo on September 14.
Pakistan: Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Zaman Khan