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Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan Announces Starting Lineup for Super 4 Clash with Bangladesh

Faheem Ashraf Replaces Muhammad Nawaz in Asia Cup's Second Stage Opener


LAHORE MIRROR — Pakistan has made a significant change to their playing XI lineup for the opening Super Four stage match against Bangladesh, with Faheem Ashraf stepping in for Muhammad Nawaz.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) unveiled the revised playing XI on the social media platform ‘X’ a day before the highly anticipated encounter with Bangladesh.

The match is scheduled to take place at Lahore’s iconic Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

In the rain-abandoned match against India in Kandy, both Muhammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan failed to make any impact with the ball.

Now, Salman Ali Agha and Iftikhar Ahmed are the spin bowling options alongside Shadab Khan.

In Kandy, Pakistan missed the services of the fourth fast bowler which provided India an opportunity to recover from a disastrous situation during middle overs.

Faheem Ashraf will support the settled fast bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf besides providing the luxury of the presence of a solid left-handed batsman at the number 8 slot.

Pakistan Playing XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan (VC), Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf