Shahnawaz Dahani and Zaman Khan, two other pacers, take the position of Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf.
Pakistan is anticipated to alter their starting lineup for the forthcoming 2023 Asia Cup Super 4 encounter versus Sri Lanka. This action was taken following the lopsided loss to India in which their two most important pacemen, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, suffered minor wounds.
After losing to India by 228 runs, the Men in Green are probably going to field a different starting XI, especially because some of their frontline pacers, including Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, have minor injuries.Pakistan is expected to field an XI against Sri Lanka
For Agha Salman, Pakistan may choose to sign left-hander Saud Shakeel. But Saud Shakeel has only played a small number of times for Pakistan in the One Day International format, where he amassed 76 runs in six games at a strike rate of 71.02. But he has produced strong Test innings for Pakistan, including a double century against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan may decide to go with Usama Mir rather than Faheem Ashraf given the spin-friendly circumstances in Colombo. But the choice can be affected by the weather.
Naseem and Rauf are also expected to be replaced by Zaman Khan and Mohammad Wasim Jr. due to their persistent injury worries. These adjustments are made to enhance Pakistan’s starting lineup for the forthcoming game.
After two Super 4 games, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are both on two points; hence, their matchup is now essentially a semifinal; the winner will take on India in the championship game.
In the event that Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan is postponed due to inclement weather, Sri Lanka will advance to the championship match due to their superior net run rate (-0.200) compared to Pakistan’s (-1.892).