Pakistan suffered a humiliating 288-run defeat against India in the Super 4 round of the 2023 Asia Cup. The bowlers and batsmen performed very poorly for Pakistan. After the defeat, Pakistan suffered another major blow. His star fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah were injured. For this reason, the Pakistan team has called up two fast bowlers from Pakistan to Sri Lanka.
The Pakistan team called these players
Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah were injured after they sustained injuries during the Super 4 match against India in Colombo. Haris and Naseem failed to complete their quota of 10 overs against India. Haris bowled 5 overs and Naseem bowled 9.2 overs. Naseem Shah left the field after sustaining a shoulder injury. Later, both players failed to come out to bat. According to Espncricinfo’s report, these players could miss the match against Sri Lanka on September 14.
PCB said that
Pakistan have called up Shahnawaz Dahani and Zaman Khan to replace the injured pair. However, the PCB has clarified that Rauf and Naseem have not been ruled out of the tournament and remain under the observation of the team’s medical panel. The PCB website says this is merely a precautionary measure to keep an eye on the fitness and well-being of the players ahead of the ICC World Cup next month. Harris and Naseem will continue to be monitored by the team’s medical panel. The team management will only ask the ACC Technical Committee for a replacement if Naseem or Haris are ruled out.
In the match against India, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first, which turned out to be wrong. The Indian team gave Pakistan a target of winning by 357 runs, after which the Pakistan team could only score 128 runs and lost the game by 228 runs. Virat Kohli (122 runs) and KL Rahul (111 runs) scored brilliant centuries for India. However, in bowling, Kuldeep Yadav did wonders and picked up five wickets.