Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign was launched last Sunday with a loss to India, and the team has since landed in Perth for their upcoming match against Zimbabwe on October 27 at Optus Stadium.
Star bowler Shaheen Shah and left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman are likely to be left out of the Babar Azam-led playing eleven when alterations are made by the national team management for the upcoming match.
Before the pivotal encounter against South Africa on November 3 at Sydney Cricket Ground, the management would be interested in resting the team’s top bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi (SCG).
Last Sunday’s high-stakes match at Melbourne Cricket Ground sparked questions about Shaheen Shah’s fitness, and former cricketers think the left-arm pacer should take it easy rather than risk aggravating his ailment.
Fakhar Zaman reportedly recovered from his injury and took part in yesterday’s training session, but he is still reportedly not entirely fit and won’t play against Zimbabwe.
The Men in Green will play four more games in the Super 12s stage, and in order to advance to the semifinals, they must complete the round in the top two spots on the points standings.
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