Regardless of naming their taking part in 11 for the must-win sport towards Sri Lanka within the Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan had been compelled to make two extra adjustments to their workforce. One of many massive adjustments was Imam-ul-Haq being overlooked simply earlier than the beginning of the sport.
Pakistan confronted an enormous blow and had been compelled to make two adjustments. Imam-ul-Haq forward of the sport had again a spasm and was deemed unfit to play. This made workforce administration to incorporate Fakhar Zaman again within the workforce. The southpaw was dropped following his poor run of type.
Not solely this however Pakistan had been made to make one other compelled change to their workforce. Saud Shakeel, who was named within the XI on the eve of the sport, too was changed. The left-hander had a fever and wasn’t match to play. In his place, Abdullah Shafique was included within the workforce for the Tremendous 4 stage sport towards Sri Lanka.
Pakistan received the toss and opted to bat first. Skipper Babar Azam up to date concerning the adjustments made to their XI. He additionally stated that they need to put stress on the opposition by including runs on the board. Talking on the toss, he defined:
“We are going to bat first. We try to place runs on the board and put stress on them. Second innings, the pitch behaves in a different way. Imam-ul-Haq has a again spasm. Fakhar comes again. Saud Shakeel has a fever. Abdullah Shafique is taking part in.”
Fakhar Zaman together with Abdullah Shafique will likely be opening the innings for Pakistan. Whereas Mohammad Haris has been slotted to bat at No.5
PAK vs SL: Imam-Ul-Haq misses out together with Saud Shakeel, Sri Lanka additionally make a few adjustments
After the loss towards India, Pakistan made adjustments in bulk for the must-win sport towards Sri Lanka. They made 5 adjustments.
Right here’s Pakistan’s taking part in 11 for the sport towards Sri Lanka:
Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zaman Khan
Sri Lanka, then again, made two adjustments to the workforce. Pramodh Madushan changed Kasun Rajitha whereas Kusal Janith got here in for Dimuth Karunaratne.
Right here’s Sri Lanka’s Taking part in 11 for the sport towards Pakistan:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana