Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan’s Five Changes for Super 4 Clash with Sri Lanka

Pakistan Reveals New Lineup for Must-Win Super 4 Match vs. Sri Lanka

Pakistan has made significant changes to its squad for the upcoming crucial Super 4 clash against Sri Lanka. Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Zaman Khan stepped in to replace the injured Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah. Additionally, Mohammad Haris takes over from Fakhar Zaman in the batting lineup, while Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Nawaz join the XI in place of Salman Ali Agha and Faheem Ashraf, who are resting for the match.

This reshuffling was prompted by injuries to three Pakistani players during the India game, leading to the inclusion of Zaman Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani as replacements. Zaman Khan, having arrived in Colombo, is set to make his international debut in the 50-over format.

In a must-win game, Pakistan faces Sri Lanka after their 228-run loss to India, leaving them with a net run rate (NRR) of -1.892. The winner of this match will secure a spot in the final, with India already through with four points in the Super Four stage. Sri Lanka and Pakistan each have two points, but Sri Lanka holds a better NRR (-0.2), giving them an advantage in case of a rainout.

Playing XI: Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Zaman Khan.

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