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Will Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf play England clash?

Will Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf play England clash?

  • Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf declared fit for Pakistan’s World Cup campaign.
  • Complex path to knockout stage for Pakistan hinges on several match outcomes.
  • The return of key players boosts Pakistan’s chances in the upcoming crucial clash against England.

The Pakistan cricket team received a much-needed boost as all-rounder Shadab Khan and pacer Haris Rauf have been declared fit and available for selection in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Haris had previously raised concerns about pain in his ribs, leading to a thorough medical examination in Kolkata. However, after a careful review of the MRI report, the team management has given the green light for Haris’s participation in the upcoming match against England.

On the other hand, leg-spinner Shadab Khan is set to make his comeback after recovering from a concussion he suffered during the match against South Africa. The injury occurred when he landed awkwardly on his shoulder and hit his head on the ground while attempting a fielding play in a previous game. This forced Shadab to miss matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand.

In the challenging World Cup scenario, Pakistan find themselves in a precarious position on the points table, currently occupying the fifth spot. Their path to the knockout stage is intricate, with multiple factors in play.

Pakistan’s fate hinges on securing a victory against England on November 11 in Kolkata. Additionally, they need Sri Lanka to triumph over New Zealand on November 9 in Bengaluru. Furthermore, Pakistan must hope for Afghanistan to lose at least one of their remaining two matches against Australia and South Africa, or ideally, both. This complex combination of outcomes is necessary for Pakistan to secure a place in the semifinals.

With Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf back in contention, Pakistan’s chances receive a substantial boost, and the Men in Green are set to give their all in the upcoming crucial clash against England while closely monitoring the outcomes of other matches that will determine their World Cup fate.

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