IND vs PAK: Why is Fakhar Zaman Not Playing Today’s India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 Match?

Updated on: Oct 23, 2022 2:00 pm IST

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    Fakhar Zaman IND vs PAK: In an important news update, Pakistan’s premier batsman Fakhar Zaman is not playing their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 opening game against arch-rivals India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Pakistan are coming into this massive T20 competition on the back of a stunning victory in the T20I tri-series against New Zealand and Bangladesh. Pakistan also managed to beat India during their last T20I meeting in Asia Cup 2022.

    IND vs PAK: Why is Fakhar Zaman Not Playing Today’s India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 Match?

    During the pre-match press conference, Pakistan captain Babar Azam clearly mentioned that Fakhar Zaman has still not recovered completely from his knee injury and he will not be available for this crucial encounter against India. Fakhar was a late inclusion in the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2022 having replaced leg-spinner Usman Qadir. Pakistan have gone ahead with Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali in the middle-order.

    “Toss is not in our hands, but we would have liked to bowl first as well. We’ll try to post around 160-170. We have prepared well, and we are ready for this big game. We had a T20 series back home (against England), we played a tri-series in New Zealand, so we are prepared. We have three fast bowlers and two spinners,” said Pakistan captain Babar Azam during the toss.

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    PAK Playing 11

    1. Babar Azam (C)
    2. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
    3. Shan Masood
    4. Iftikhar Ahmed
    5. Haider Ali
    6. Asif Ali
    7. Mohammad Nawaz
    8. Shadab Khan
    9. Shaheen Afridi
    10. Naseem Shah
    11. Haris Rauf

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    T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule

    Date Match Venue Time Result
    22 October, 2022 Australia vs New Zealand Sydney 12:30 PM IST New Zealand won by 89 runs
    22 October, 2022 England vs Afghanistan Perth 4:30 PM IST England won by 5 wickets
    23 October, 2022 Sri Lanka vs Ireland Hobart 9:30 AM IST Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
    23 October, 2022 India vs Pakistan Melbourne 1:30 PM IST
    24 October, 2022 Bangladesh vs Netherlands Hobart 9:30 AM IST
    24 October, 2022 South Africa vs Zimbabwe Hobart 1:30 PM IST
    25 October, 2022 Australia vs Sri Lanka Perth 4:30 PM IST
    26 October, 2022 England vs Ireland Melbourne 9:30 AM IST
    26 October, 2022 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Melbourne 1:30 PM IST
    27 October, 2022 South Africa vs Bangladesh Sydney 8:30 AM IST
    27 October, 2022 India vs Netherlands Sydney 12:30 PM IST
    27 October, 2022 Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Perth 4:30 PM IST
    28 October, 2022 Afghanistan vs Ireland Melbourne 9:30 AM IST
    28 October, 2022 England vs Australia Melbourne 1:30 PM IST
    29 October, 2022 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Sydney 1:30 PM IST
    30 October, 2022 Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Brisbane 8:30 PM IST
    30 October, 2022 Pakistan vs Netherlands Perth 12:30 PM IST
    30 October, 2022 India vs South Africa Perth 4:30 PM IST
    31 October, 2022 Australia vs Ireland Brisbane 1:30 PM IST
    1 November, 2022 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Brisbane 9:30 AM IST
    1 November, 2022 England vs New Zealand Brisbane 1:30 PM IST
    2 November, 2022 Zimbabwe vs Netherlands Adelaide 9:30 AM IST
    2 November, 2022 India vs Bangladesh Adelaide 1:30 PM IST
    3 November, 2022 Pakistan vs South Africa Sydney 1:30 PM IST
    4 November, 2022 New Zealand vs Ireland Adelaide 9:30 AM IST
    4 November, 2022 Australia vs Afghanistan Adelaide 1:30 PM IST
    5 November, 2022 England vs Sri Lanka Sydney 1:30 PM IST
    6 November, 2022 South Africa vs Netherlands Adelaide 5:30 AM IST
    6 November, 2022 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Adelaide 9:30 AM IST
    6 November, 2022 India vs Zimbabwe Melbourne 1:30 PM IST
    9 November, 2022 1st Semi-Final Sydney 1:30 PM IST
    10 November, 2022 2nd Semi-Final Adelaide 1:30 PM IST
    13 November, 2022 Final Melbourne 1:30 PM IST

    Related: Indian Bowlers with Most Wickets in T20 Internationals

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