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World Cup: Fakhar Zaman to miss upcoming match against Australia

A “knee injury” has ruled out opener Fakhar Zaman from Pakistan’s World Cup match
Pakistan batter Fakhar Zaman. Photo via Agencies
Pakistan batter Fakhar Zaman. Photo via Agencies

Fakhar Zaman will not be a part of the Pakistan team for World Cup match against Australia at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium scheduled for tomorrow (Friday).

A “knee injury” has ruled out opener Fakhar Zaman from Pakistan’s World Cup match.

“Fakhar Zaman is being treated for a knee injury, he is expected to be available for selection next week,” said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a statement.

Fakhar Zaman is expected to be fit by next week.

Also, Salman Ali Agha had a fever after yesterday’s training, but he is recovering fast.

According to reports, Fakhar Zaman is undergoing treatment for his knee due to which he will not be available for the match against Australia.

On Tuesday six players of the Pakistan team “missed” the optional training session at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The six players who didn’t participate in the training session included Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, and Salman Ali Agha along with travelling reserves Zaman Khan and Mohammad Haris.

However, there is no reason for concern about the health of the players in the Pakistan team, as confirmed by team sources.

Pakistan have registered two wins in three matches during the event, so far, but their only defeat came against arch-rivals India on Saturday.

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