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Pakistan to Face Sri Lanka with Five Changes in Team

Pak announces five changes to the starting lineup for Super 4 matches.

Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Zaman Khan will be on the team for today crucial match against Sri Lanka, according to a social media tweet by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) official X account, formerly known as Twitter.

The two have taken over for Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah, who were injured in their previous game against India’s sworn adversaries.

Mohammad Haris has taken the place of the out-of-sorts Fakhar Zaman in the Men in Green batting order. In addition, Saud Shakeel and Muhammad Haris have been added to the starting lineup in place of Salman Ali Agha and Faheem Ashraf, who will rest for today game.

The terrible news for Pakistan is that during their game against India, three of their players Salman Ali Agha, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf were injured. Zaman Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani had to be requested by Pakistan as backup.

Zaman arrived in Colombo this morning and has now joined the group. In the 50-over format, he will debut internationally.

After losing to India by 228 runs, Pakistan’s net run rate (NRR) is now -1.892, making their match against Sri Lanka a must-win for the Men in Green.

On September 14, the Green Shirts and the Lankan Tigers will face off in a game that must be won since the winner advances to the championship game.

India has secured their spot in the championship game with four points in the Super Four stage, while Sri Lanka and Pakistan each have two points.

Sri Lanka NRR, on the other hand, stands at -0.2, which means that if the game is canceled due to rain, the island nation will advance to the finals thanks to their NRR.

Playing XI

Muhammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Muhammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan (vc), Muhammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Wasim Jr., and Zaman Khan.

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