The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially announced that Fakhar Zaman won’t be able to participate in Pakistan’s upcoming World Cup match against Australia in Bengaluru on October 20 due to a knee injury.
However, it is expected that he will recover and be ready for selection in the following week.
In addition to Zaman’s injury, Salman Ali Agha fell ill with a fever after a training session on Wednesday but is now on the path to recovery.
In the lead-up to the Australia match, several players had been dealing with fever, leading to the absence of six squad members during their initial training session on Tuesday. These players who had to take a break on Tuesday included Abdullah Shafique, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Haris, and Zaman Khan.
After a thorough evaluation conducted by Dr. Saleem, the medical officer of the PCB, five of these players were considered fit to rejoin the training session on Wednesday. Consequently, all the players from the Pakistan squad, except for Mohammad Haris, who was still recovering from fever, actively participated in the training session.