Fakhar Zaman joined the team as a replacement for Usman Qadir.
Fakhar Zaman was injured in the Asia Cup, which has now emerged.
Fakhar Zaman scored 16 runs in 20 balls against the Netherlands.
New Delhi. Pakistan have called in batting all-rounder Mohammad Haris to replace injured Fakhar Zaman, hours before they face South Africa in Sydney on Thursday (November 3). Pakistan has included Mohammad Haris in the T20 World Cup squad after getting approval from the ICC Technical Committee. Fakhar was ruled out of the tournament with a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury to Zaman’s right knee. Actually, Zaman had suffered this injury during the Asia Cup, which has now come to the fore.
Mohammad Haris, who joined the Pakistan cricket team in place of Fakhar, is a right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler and can also do wicketkeeping. The 21-year-old Haris has played only one last T20I against England in Lahore in September. He scored seven runs while batting with captain Babar Azam. Haris also did wicketkeeping in this match. In this match, England won by eight wickets in 15 overs.
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Middle-order batsman Fakhar Zaman was originally not part of Pakistan’s 15-man squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 due to knee problems. He joined the team as a replacement for leg-spinner Usman Qadir. Fakhar was not a part of the playing XI during the defeats against India and Zimbabwe. He made it to the playing XI against the Netherlands. In this match, he scored 20 runs in 16 balls, but his knee injury increased.
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Mohammad Haris has played 4 ODIs against West Indies in Multan in June this year. During this he scored only 10 runs, out of which 6 runs were his highest score. Haris has played 4 first-class matches for Pakistan, scoring 75 runs at an average of 15. At the same time, he has scored 548 runs in 24 List A matches at an average of 32.23. Haris has so far scored 441 runs in 23 T20 matches at an average of 20.05.
Let us tell you that Pakistan will face South Africa on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground and they need a win to keep their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive. Pakistan still has the hope of reaching the knockout stage. First they have to beat South Africa on Thursday. And if they do, they will still have a chance to go to the final round matches.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 03, 2022, 10:53 IST