The News reported on Monday that Pakistan is considering replacing Fakhar Zaman with Abdullah Shafique in their starting XI against Sri Lanka in tomorrow’s World Cup 2023 match in Hyderabad. Currently, Zaman is out of form. In the opening match of the ICC tournament, against the Netherlands, he was dismissed without difficulty.
Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka: Abdullah Shafique may replace Fakhar Zaman
Pakistan won the match, but the batter’s error sparked debate among former cricket players and spectators who desired a change. “There is a possibility of a single move for Pakistan’s second encounter against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Right now, there are no worries about injuries, but that could change if things remain the same. Abdullah could potentially replace Fakhar. But the final choice hasn’t been made yet: should the winning combo remain together, or should Abdullah replace Fakhar?
“The decision should be made the day of the game,” a source told a news organization. Consider that the left-handed batter has scored only 202 runs in his last 12 games. In May 2023, his highest score was 33 against New Zealand. The last time Zaman scored a century in 50-over cricket was in April of this year in Rawalpindi.
The leaders of the team are concerned about his success and are considering making a change. In the meantime, Sunday was a busy day for the team. They spent the entire day in Hyderabad training and using the nets in preparation for their second match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday at the same venue. Everyone was observed striking, bowling, and fielding during the three-hour practice. It was also mentioned that the participants may not be required to attend today’s lesson.