Hasan Ali, Pakistan’s right-arm fast bowler, has been deemed “fit” to train, which is great news for the national team before their World Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh. The fast bowler missed the South Africa match because he had a fever. Also, he is being closely watched by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) medical panel. Also, they have to give their OK for him to play in the Bangladesh match.
Hasan Ali declared ‘fit’ before Bangladesh match
For the must-win game against Bangladesh on Tuesday, the Men in Green will start training in Kolkata on Monday. Pakistan’s World Cup season is over because the Men in Green have played so badly in the tournament that they have only won two games. Both of which they beat relatively weak teams in the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
That was the first time in the history of the mega event that Babar Azam’s team lost four straight games, to India, Australia, Afghanistan, and South Africa. Thus, there are now “ifs and buts” in the Green Shirts’ chances of making it to the tournament’s semifinals. This is because even if they win their last three games (against Bangladesh, New Zealand, and England), they would still need other teams to lose, which seems very unlikely.
Pakistan’s remaining ICC World Cup 2023 matches
- October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
- November 4 – vs New Zealand Bengaluru (Day match)
- November 11 – vs England in Kolkata
Pakistan squad for ICC World Cup 2023
Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha.
Travelling reserves: Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, Zaman Khan