One change likely in Pakistan squad against Afghanistan match

One change likely in Pakistan squad against Afghanistan match

The Pakistan national cricket team is preparing for their fifth match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, which is set to take place against Afghanistan at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday.

In the current World Cup, the Pakistani team has had a mixed run, securing victories in matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, while suffering defeats to India and Australia. As things stand, they currently hold the fourth position in the points table, having garnered four points from four games.

With the upcoming challenge of facing Afghanistan, a team that has impressed with its spirited performances, sources have indicated that Pakistan is likely to maintain its existing batting and bowling lineup for this crucial match. It has been reported that the team management is putting its faith in the same squad that competed against Australia in the previous match.

However, there is a consideration to include Shadab Khan, the team's vice-captain and leg-spinner, in the final eleven for the upcoming match. Shadab Khan had been granted a week's rest following a groin injury sustained during the match against Australia. He has been actively undergoing rehabilitation and recovery sessions in preparation for the Afghanistan match.

Sources suggest that the ultimate decision regarding the lineup for the Afghanistan match will be determined during the toss by the Pakistan cricket management. It is clear that the team is eager to uphold their performance consistency and secure a win in this pivotal encounter within the World Cup.