pakistan makes big changes to lineup for showdown against sri lanka
Pakistan has made big changes to the lineup against the Super 4 match against Sri Lanka being played today (Thursday) in Colombo. The Pakistan XI has made 5 changes to the lineup for today’s must-win match against the Sri Lankan side.
The two biggest changes include inclusion of Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Zaman Khan who will replace Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah. The duo, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah, were replaced due to injuries in their previous match against India.
The Green Shirts have also altered the batting lineup for the match. Mohammad Haris has replaced Fakhar Zaman, who has been out of form during the series. Whereas, Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Nawaz will be part of the Pakistan side as Salman Ali Agha and Faheem Ashraf will be resting for this match.
Changes in the lineup has been made as Salman Ali Agha, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf suffered injuries during the match against India. Both Zaman Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani had to be called to Sri Lanka to join the Pakistan side for the match.
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The final lineup for the match is Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Zaman Khan.
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Meanwhile, rain is expected to hamper the much-anticipated match as per weather forecasts for the day. As per the forecast, there is a 93 percent chance of rain and a 56 percent chances of a thunderstorm. The evening forecast also predicts rain with a 98 percent cloud cover with 48 percent chance of rainfall.
If rainfall stops the match, the Pakistan side will be knocked out of the series and this could be the end for the bid for the trophy for Pakistan. Pakistan is ranked third in the series owing to its run rate, however, if the match is drawn then both sides will each get a single point. If the match is drawn, Sri Lanka will face India for the final.