Pakistan make one change for England World Cup clash – International


Pakistan team celebrates after taking a wicket. – Reuters

Pakistan made one change for the crucial ICC World Cup 2023 clash against England after being asked to bowl first at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Pacer Hasan Ali has been dropped with all-rounder Shadab Khan replacing him. 

New Zealand’s win against Sri Lanka on Thursday has made Pakistan’s path to the World Cup semi-finals — which was already difficult — nearly impossible as they require a massive win over England in their last match today.

Since Pakistan are bowling first, they need to dismiss England for 50 runs and chase the target in two overs or 100 runs in three overs.


England: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Jos Buttler (capt/wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Gus Atkinson, 11 Adil Rashid

Pakistan: 1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Agha Salman, 9 Mohammad Wasim Jnr, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf

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