Pakistan’s best fast bowler, Naseem Shah, hurt his shoulder during a match against Bangladesh on Wednesday when he slipped while fielding near the line. The bowler had to leave the pitch and go to the changing room to be checked out by the team’s medical staff. But the young fast bowler got better quickly and was back on the pitch after six over. In the first Super 4 match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Bangladesh won the toss for pak vs ban match and chose to bat first against the home team.
Pak vs Ban: Naseem Shah gets a shoulder injury
Pakistan was in first place in Group A with three points and a net run rate of 4.76 when they moved on to the Super 4 phase. Their opponents today were in second place in Group B with two points.
Both teams had one change before taking the pitch. Bowling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf replaced Mohammad Nawaz on the home team, and Najamul Hasan Shantu was taken out of the Bangladesh team for today.
The Green Shirts, led by captain Babar Azam, are playing their third game of the event and their second in Pakistan.
The first game of the event, between Pakistan and Nepal, took place in Multan. The big match between Pakistan and India, which was rained out in Multan, took place in Palekelle, Sri Lanka.