In a massive update, Pakistan’s in-form duo of Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik are very much doubtful for the important semi-final clash against Australia on Thursday.
The Semi-Final 2 of this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on 11 November. The winner of this match will be facing New Zealand in the finals of the tournament on 14 November.
According to the latest media reports, both Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik missed Pakistan’s final training session on Wednesday due to a mild flu ahead of their semi-final encounter against Australia.
The duo were also tested for Covid-19 and both the players tested negative. It is being reported that both the Pakistani cricketers woke up on the Wednesday morning with “light flu and low fever”. However, Pakistan will take a final call on the duo’s fitness before today’s crucial game against the Aussies.
Pakistani opening batter Mohammad Rizwan has been in an incredible form in this tournament. The right-hander has scored a total of 214 runs from 5 games that includes two brilliant match-winning half-centuries as well.
Shoaib Malik also looked in a remarkable touch in the last game having smashed the joint fastest fifty of this T20 World Cup off just 18 balls against Scotland.
Both these sides are coming into this game after performing impressively well throughout the league stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Pakistan have been the team to beat so far in this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as they have managed to win all of their five group stage games. On the other hand, Australia also were really good during the league-stage as they registered four impressive wins.