Beleaguered Pakistan meet ICC Cricket World Cup nemesis Australia. Pakistan’s forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup encounter versus Australia will be a huge challenge. The squad is suffering from a viral ailment that has impacted several of its members, and they are also hoping to rebound from a recent loss to archrivals India. While both Shafique and Afridi have returned to practice at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium and are eligible for selection, there are still concerns about the 1992 winners’ form as they enter their fourth tournament match.
Beleaguered Pakistan meet ICC Cricket World Cup nemesis Australia
Pakistan won their first two matches in different ways, but their momentum was shattered by a seven-wicket setback last week at the imposing Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. They were subjected to unpleasant behavior from the partisan crowd throughout that match, forcing the Pakistan Cricket Board to submit a protest with the International Cricket Council about “inappropriate conduct” directed at its players.
During the toss, Azam was jeered, and social media videos suggested that other Pakistan players, including Mohammad Rizwan, were abused by Indian fans. Babar Azam and his side will face the five-time champions Australia on Friday. They must, however, battle with the inconsistency of star fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi and opening batter Abdullah Shafique, whose fever has debilitated.