The Green Shirts and the Kangaroos are set to face off in the fourth match of the current ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
“Usama might included in the Australian playing eleven.” In order to make room for the spinner in the starting XI. The management is anticipate to rest one of the seamers. But it all depends on the wicket’s characteristics. According to the private news, which cited an informed source who was traveling with the team. Usama is currently the favorite to make the starting lineup.
Usama — who was the first player to contract a viral infection ahead of the India match — has recovered fully from fever and participated in training sessions.
“He bowled well at the nets on Wednesday and as things stand at the moment, he may well see him playing the match against Australia,” the source said.
The Bangalore pitch usually is rated as batting-friendly and offers some assistance to spinners.
“It largely depends on the nature of the pitch which will be there on Friday. A typical Bengaluru pitch may well see Usama playing against Australia,” the source confided.
It is important to note that all the players, except Mohammad Haris, who had earlier fallen ill have now recovered from the infection.
Those who had caught the virus included Saud Shakeel, Zaman Khan, Abdullah Shafeeque, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
When asked about Fakhar Zaman’s knee condition, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) representative who was traveling with the team stated that the batter had just recently run into the issue.
He has been dealing with a knee problem that occasionally flares up. He practiced at the nets and took part in other routines, so nothing severe, though.
After three matches, Pakistan has four points and an NRR of -0.137, placing them fourth in the WC points table.
The team’s run rate suffered as a result of their defeat in Ahmedabad against bitter rivals India.
The first stage of the 10-team tournament is a round-robin format where all teams will play each other once, resulting in 45 matches. The top four teams at the end of the first leg will qualify for the semifinals.