Pakistan will face South Africa in Group-2 of Super-12 of T20I World Cup 2022. This match will be played on 3rd October at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Before the match, the Pakistan team has suffered a major setback. Mohammad Haris has been included in the squad in place of injured middle-order batsman Fakhar Zaman. The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken this decision due to Fakhar’s right knee injury.
Today Pakistan will play a do or die match with South Africa. If Pakistan loses today, they will be out of the semi-final race.
With this South Africa will reach the semi-finals. Fakhar’s injury resurfaced while playing against the Netherlands.
Pakistan team doctor confirmed –
Talking to ESPNcricinfo, Pakistan team doctor Najibullah Soomro said, “100 percent recovery from a knee injury takes time. Fakhar and the team understood the risks of coming to the tournament and we have included Harris in the squad.”
Do or die match for Pakistan team –
Pakistan will have to beat South Africa on Thursday in a knockout match to reach the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup 2022.
Apart from this, Bangladesh will also have to be defeated and will have to depend on the match results of the other teams in the group.