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Asia Cup 2023: Big change in Pakistan’s playing XI for first Super 4 match

Asia Cup 2023: Big change in Pakistan's playing XI for first Super 4 match

  1. Faheem Ashraf replaces Mohammad Nawaz in Pakistan’s playing XI for Asia Cup Super 4 match.
  2. The match against Bangladesh marks the conclusion of the Asia Cup’s Pakistan leg.
  3. High anticipation surrounds the clash at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled the national team’s playing XI for the inaugural Super 4 encounter against Bangladesh in the highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023.

A notable alteration to the lineup sees the inclusion of the versatile bowling all-rounder, Faheem Ashraf, in place of Mohammad Nawaz, who had an underwhelming performance in Pakistan’s previous clash with India – a match ultimately marred by rain.

Nawaz had failed to make a dent in the Indian batting lineup, remaining wicketless while conceding 55 runs in his eight-over spell. His performance against Nepal had been marginally better, where he managed to secure a solitary wicket at the cost of 13 runs in two overs.

In contrast, Faheem Ashraf, who last featured in an ODI just a month ago against Afghanistan, brings a different dimension to the team. His recent outing saw him clinch two crucial wickets during his eight-over stint, showcasing his ability to make an impact with the ball.

Aside from this pivotal change, the remainder of the playing XI remains unaltered from the previous match, reflecting a commitment to consistency in the team’s composition.

The upcoming showdown between Pakistan and Bangladesh is scheduled to unfold at the historic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, commencing at 2:30 pm (PST). This fixture marks the culmination of the Asia Cup’s Pakistan leg, promising an exhilarating clash between the two cricketing powerhouses.

Pakistan’s Playing XI for the Super 4 match:

  1. Babar Azam (c)
  2. Imam-ul-Haq
  3. Fakhar Zaman
  4. Mohammad Rizwan
  5. Agha Salman
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Faheem Ashraf
  9. Naseem Shah
  10. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  11. Haris Rauf

With these talented individuals in the lineup, Pakistan aims to put up a formidable performance and secure victory against Bangladesh, setting the stage for an enthralling spectacle in the Asia Cup 2023.

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