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Seven Pakistan players miss training session ahead of South Africa clash

Two spinners from the Pakistan squad missed the training session, whereas Abrar Ahmed was seen bowling in the nets

Seven Pakistan players miss training session ahead of South Africa clash PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan held their final training session on Thursday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa on Friday.

11 players from the Pakistan squad and reserves participated in the session, while seven players opted to miss the optional practice session.

The players who opted to rest were Abdullah Shafique, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, and Hassan Ali.

Fakhar Zaman, dealing with a knee injury, sat out the World Cup games against Australia and Afghanistan. Whether he'll be fit for the match against South Africa will be decided after today's training session.

Pakistan squad for World Cup:
Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr