Fakhar Zaman ruled out of Australia clash due to injury

All other players in the 15-member World Cup squad are doing well

Fakhar Zaman ruled out of Australia clash due to injury PHOTO: AFP

The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of Pakistan’s upcoming World Cup clash against Australia in Bengaluru on October 20.

The left-handed opener is being treated for a knee injury and is expected to be available for selection next week.

Meanwhile, Salman Ali Agha developed fever after Wednesday's training session and is recovering from it.

All other players in the 15-member squad are doing well.

In the days leading up to the aforementioned clash, several players had been grappling with fever, resulting in the absence of six squad members during their initial training on Tuesday. The players who opted to rest on Tuesday included Abdullah Shafique, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Haris, and Zaman Khan.

Following a thorough examination conducted by Dr. Saleem, the medical officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), five of the aforementioned players were deemed fit to join the training session on Wednesday. Consequently, all the players from the Pakistan squad, with the exception of Mohammad Haris, who continued his recovery from fever, actively participated in the training.