T20 WC 2022: Pakistan cricket team recently ran through a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Sri Lankan national cricket team in the Asia Cup 2022 tournament.
The Green Shirts surrendered at the hands of the Lankans in Dubai during the run-chase of 171. Babar Azam and Co managed to score 147 and lost the game by 23 runs.
Meanwhile, Pakistan are sincerely prepping for the upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Australia (October 16 to November 13).
Pakistan won the T20 World Cup title once back in 2009. They got the better of Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the peak encounter and clinched the maiden title.
However, since then, they didn’t make a bid for the second title. Now that they have a good squad, they just need to fix some leaks in areas in a bid to make a bid for the second title in the upcoming event.
Pakistan cricket team will kick-start their campaign on October 23. They will lock horns with Team India at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
T20 WC 2022: Fakhar Zaman ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to knee injury
In the latest development, star Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup owing to a knee injury. It’s indeed a big blow to Pakistan’s chances going forward into the marquee event.
Former Pakistan cricket team skipper Rashid Latif confirmed the development. Although he is a terrific batsman, his recent form hasn’t been convincing.
He struggled to score runs on a consistent basis and ended up getting dismissed for cheap scores. Fakhar Zaman registered 10, 53, 15, 5, 13 and 0 in the six games of the Asia Cup tournament.
Overall, he aggregated just 96 runs in 6 games at a terrible batting average of 103.23. During a discussion on the YouTube channel “Caught Behind”, former Pakistan skipper revealed Fakhar Zaman could be out of action for four to six weeks.
Watch the video below to know the story:
“Fakhar Zaman won’t be part of the team (for the T20 World Cup). He has suffered a knee injury and could be out for four to six weeks.
He might have to be in rehab for a month, I guess. From what I know, it is a similar injury to what Shaheen Afridi suffered. Let’s hope that he recovers soon,” he added.