Muhamamd Rizwan and all-rounder Shoaib Malik are reportedly suffering from flu as they did not take part in the yesterday’s practice session but their participation is still expected because they will undergo medical check-up before the match.
The match will start at 7pm PST at Dubai International cricket Stadium.
New Zealand has already reached final and today’s winner will face it on Sunday.
Wicket-keeper Muhammad Rizwan and all-rounder Shoaib Malik are reportedly suffering from the flu and they did not take part in yesterday’s practice session. Former Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Haider Ali are expected to replace both Malik and Rizwan.
The reports suggest that their participation is still expected because they will undergo a proper medical check-up before the match. According to Pakistan Cricket team manager Ibrahim Badees, their COVID-19 test came back negative. However, he said, the doctor has advised both to take rest.
Sarfraz Ahmed was seen practicing during the yesterday’s practice session.
Pakistan Cricket board Chairman Ramiz Raja while appreciating the national team said that the captain did not need to do anything new in the semi-final as the players were playing quite well with a good combination.
Ramiz Raja also advised the cricketers that they should not be nervous about anything and should give their best.
He also addressed Babar Azam, saying that he is a world-class batsman and great captain. He also appreciated the skipper that he had put a lot of hard work.
He mentioned some flaws, saying that they were trying to fix them.