Pakistan Cricket Team Hit by Viral Fever: Potential Changes in Playing XI
After a significant defeat to India, Pakistan is gearing up to face Australia in Bengaluru on October 20. However, off-field concerns have taken precedence over on-field matters as viral fever has affected the Pakistan Cricket team, potentially leading to alterations in their playing XI.
Health Woes: Key Players Down with Fever
Viral fever has struck the Pakistan team, with main players Abdullah Shafique and Shaheen Afridi, alongside Saud Shakeel and Zaman Khan, battling the illness. Shafique is currently in quarantine and under close observation, while Shaheen’s availability is uncertain.
Team Dynamics at Risk: Potential Line-up Changes
With Naseem Shah already ruled out of the World Cup, the pressure on Shaheen Afridi is heightened to perform with both the new and old ball. In the event of Shaheen’s absence, Mohammad Wasim Jnr is likely to step in. Additionally, if Shafique remains unwell, Fakhar Zaman is expected to take his place in the playing XI.
PAK vs AUS: Anticipating the Match
Coming off a heavy defeat against India, Pakistan faces Australia—a team historically challenging for the Men in Green. Despite Australia’s shaky start in the World Cup, Pakistan’s poor ODI record against them, especially in World Cups, adds to the pressure.
However, the viral outbreak within the Pakistan team forces potential alterations in the playing combinations, potentially impacting the match dynamics. Fakhar Zaman may step in as an opener if Shafique is unable to play, while Mohammad Wasim and Usama Mir could replace Shaheen Afridi.
Potential Pakistan Playing XI vs Australia.
- Shafique/Fakhar Zaman
- Imam ul Haq
- Babar Azam
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Saud Shakeel
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Shaheen Afridi/Mohammad Wasim Jnr
- Shadab Khan
- Haris Rauf
- Hassan Ali
Stay tuned for updates on Pakistan’s final playing XI as they navigate health challenges and prepare to face Australia in this critical encounter.