Pakistan would possibly obtain a heavy blow forward of their high-octane conflict towards Australia within the second semi-final match on Thursday.
Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik might miss the semi-final fixture after contracting the flu.
Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik caught flu
According to a report by Geo News, each Rizwan and Malik didn’t present up for the observe on the eve of their semi-final match towards Australia as each of them have caught the flu.
Although each the gamers turned COVID-19 destructive, however well being specialists have suggested them to take a relaxation. A choice concerning their participation within the necessary match might be taken after a medical examination on Thursday morning.
Rizwan has been on a spectacular run within the T20 World Cup along with his position of opening with skipper Babar Azam. The wicket-keeper batter has scored 214 runs from 5 innings on the strike fee of 127.38.
Malik regained his type after initially being dropped from the squad, however solely an harm to Sohaib Maqsood allowed him one other alternative to play for Pakistan in his illustrious worldwide profession.
Malik slammed 54 off 18 balls towards Scotland of their closing match of Group 2, therefore turning into the quickest Pakistan batter to attain a fifty and forsaking Umar Akmal’s file in 21 balls.
Pakistan has been in good type: Aaron Finch
Pakistan received all 5 matches of Group 2 to prime the factors desk, they usually had been additionally the primary workforce to seal a berth within the knockout phases.
Pakistan and Australia have met 23 instances in T20Is, with the Asian aspect holding the sting with 13 wins. Both groups have received three video games in T20 World Cup, and this might be their seventh time within the showpiece occasion.
Australia captain Aaron Finch acknowledged Pakistan’s sensible type and stated that one shouldn’t look a lot into the historical past.
“I think Pakistan has been in good form, they have won five matches, and they have played good cricket throughout. I do not think you can read too much into history,” Finch stated in his pre-match press convention.
Australia and Pakistan meet for the second spherical of the semi-final on Thursday on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.