Thursday, November 30, 2023

Big Changes Expected! Pakistan Likely Playing XI for World Cup Clash Against Bangladesh

The Pakistani cricket team is contemplating three significant changes to the Playing XI in their upcoming match against Bangladesh at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. The key development causing intrigue is the uncertainty surrounding all-rounder Shadab Khan’s participation. The 25-year-old’s availability for the match is in doubt, pending further assessment scheduled for the morning. During a recent practice session, Shadab Khan refrained from bowling due to concerns about his fitness, likely stemming from an earlier head injury during the competition against South Africa.

In Shadab’s potential absence, Usama Mir is expected to fill in. Another change in the lineup may involve Fakhar Zaman stepping in for Imam-ul-Haq, potentially bringing a fresh dynamic to the opening partnership. Additionally, Salman Ali Agha might replace Mohammad Nawaz in the final XI.

The Men in Green are currently grappling with a challenging streak of four consecutive losses in the World Cup after winning their first two matches. To secure a place in the semi-finals, Pakistan must win the remaining three games and rely on favorable outcomes in other matches. It’s a critical juncture for the team as they strive to rejuvenate their campaign and regain momentum in this highly competitive tournament. The uncertainty surrounding Shadab Khan’s condition adds an element of suspense to their preparations.

Pakistan Playing XI:

  1. Fakhar Zaman
  2. Abdullah Shafique
  3. Babar Azam (C)
  4. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  5. Saud Shakeel
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Salman Ali Agha
  8. Usama Mir
  9. Shaheen Afridi
  10. Mohammad Wasim Jr
  11. Haris Rauf

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