Here is Fakhar Zaman’s injury update ahead of South Africa World Cup clash

Pakistan will face South Africa on Friday

October 25, 2023
Fakhar Zaman bats during a training session — AFP

CHENNAI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman will take part in a training session later today, where his fitness will be assessed ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023 match against South Africa on Friday.

Zaman, who has been suffering from a knee injury, missed the matches against Australia and Afghanistan during the World Cup.

The left-hander opener has only played one match for Pakistan during the World Cup, where he scored 12 runs against the Netherlands.

Zaman’s availability for the match against South Africa will be determined after the training session today.

It must be noted that three back-to-back defeats have made Pakistan’s path to the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2023 difficult.

After the start they would've wanted in the world cup by winning two games against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, Pakistan were overpowered by India, Australia and Afghanistan which leaves them with four points from five matches.

The Green Shirts will now play South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand and England – all the games are now must win for them, if they want to qualify for the semis.

Pakistan’s remaining ICC World Cup 2023 matches

October 27 - vs South Africa in Chennai

October 31 - vs Bangladesh in Kolkata

November 4 - vs New Zealand Bengaluru (Day match)

November 11 - vs England in Kolkata

Pakistan squad for ICC World Cup 2023

Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha.

Travelling reserves: Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, Zaman Khan

Atique ur Rehman is a senior reporter for Geo News.

Comments

    Nizam uddin commented 9 months ago

    Best 11 must be included Imad Wasim and M.Amir must exclude Hasan and usama mir

    Saami commented 9 months ago

    South Africa vs Pakistan Pakistan best batting combination Fakher zaman 2 imam ul Haq 3 Abdullah Shafiq 4 Babar Azam 5 Rizwan 6 iftikhar 7 tanweer 8 Shaheen Afridi 9 Hassan Ali 10 zaman khan 11 Abrar Iftikhar and fakhar both bowl 5 over

      Sajjad Mustafa commented 9 months ago

      Pakistan ki team 1Fakher Zaman 2Imam ul haq 3Babar bAzam 4Abdullah Safiq 5 Mohammed Ramkaran Rizwan.6Iftikhar Ahmad 7Mohammad Nawaz 8 Abrar Ahmed 9 Hasan Ali 10 Shahen shah Afridi 11Zanam Khan

    Azam commented 9 months ago

    Fakhar or zaman khan ko Lana chahiya

    Amir Muhammad commented 9 months ago

    Imad waseem,M.Amir ,ibrar and Ahsanullah may be included in the squad for remaining matches in place of osama,Hassan Ali,Haris Rauf and Nawaz.

    Fakhar zaman should play against sa commented 9 months ago

    Fakhar zaman should play against sa

    sam commented 9 months ago

    please include zaman khan and ibrar ahmed instead of hasan ali and imamul haq.

    Syed Rehan Shams commented 9 months ago

    Yesterday Pakistan team done excellent job specially fast bowler, unfortunate umpire decision went in favor of South Africa. Over All serious issues seen in team it's maturity b/c no one play good in batting line except Saud,Baber and shahdab and don't think they represent Pakistan in ICC world cup.