Pakistan will play against Hong Kong in a must-win game on Friday, September 2
Pakistan team management is considering to make one change in a must-win clash against Hong Kong on Friday, September 2.
According to details, the Pakistan team rested on Monday after the game against India, losing by five wickets.
The side took part in a practice session at the ICC Academy Ground on Tuesday, where the pace attack was given a chance to charge the battery. Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Shahnawaz Dhani rested and did not participate in the practice session.
Naseem, 19, looked in a massive amount of pain due to cramps and was able to complete the fourth over with great difficulty. Haris also looked worried but Dahani had no problems.
On the other hand, there was no problem with anyone in the Indian team during the game. Sources say that the team management may try Mohammad Hasnain or Hasan Ali while giving rest to Naseem Shah as a precaution in the match against a weak opponent.
If Haris also rests, then these two pacers will play.
The cricketers who turned to the ICC Academy continued to practice hard to prepare for the second match.
The batters, who lost wickets easily in the first match, were trying to restore their confidence with full practice on new and old balls; Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman had long sessions, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah and Asif Ali also improved their strokes.
Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz created problems for the batters with spin bowling and batting practice. Hasan Ali and Mohammad Hasnain bowled short spells focusing on line and length under the guidance of bowling coach Shaun Tait.