Sources told Thursday that Pakistan might play leg-spinner Usama Mir instead of a pacer against Australia on Friday. The Green Shirts will play their fourth game of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The match will be against the Kangaroos. It’s important to note that all of the players have recovered from their illnesses except for Mohammad Haris.
Pak vs Aus: One change likely in Pakistan playing XI
Some of the people who got the illness were Shaheen Shah Afridi, Abdullah Shafeeque, Saud Shakeel, and Zaman Khan. When asked about Fakhar Zaman’s knee, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official who was with the team said that the batter had been having trouble with it lately. After three games, Pakistan has four points and an NRR of -0.137, putting them in fourth place in the WC points table.
“Usama may be there in the playing XI against Australia. The management is expected to rest one of the seamers to accommodate the spinner in the playing XI. However, it all depends on the nature of the wicket. As things stand today, Usama is favourite to make the playing XI,” revealed a well-placed source accompanying the team.
Indian, the team’s biggest foe, beat them in Ahmedabad, which hurt their run rate. There will be 45 games in the first stage of the 10-team event, called “round-robin.” Each team will play each other once. The top four teams will move on to the semifinals at the end of the first game.