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Fakhar Zaman To Go Through Fitness Test Before Crucial Clash with South Africa

Fakhar Zaman To Go Through Fitness Test Before Crucial Clash with South Africa

Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan’s star opening batsman, is scheduled to partake in a training session later today. During this session, his fitness will be assessed in preparation for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 match against South Africa, scheduled for Friday.

Reports suggest that the decision regarding Fakhar Zaman’s inclusion in the match against South Africa will be based on the outcome of today’s training session. Fakhar Zaman had been sidelined due to a knee injury, rendering him unavailable for the games against Sri Lanka, India, Australia, and Afghanistan in the World Cup.

It’s worth noting that Fakhar only featured in one match during the opening game against the Netherlands in this major event. Abdullah Shafique has stepped in as his replacement and has been performing exceptionally well.

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He notably played a fantastic innings of 113 runs in a historic run chase against Sri Lanka and has also registered impressive half-centuries in matches against Australia and Afghanistan.

Furthermore, Pakistan had a strong start in the World Cup, securing victories against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. However, they faced setbacks with losses to India, Australia, and Afghanistan, resulting in four points from five matches.

In the upcoming match against South Africa, Pakistan will face a more formidable challenge, as the Proteas have proven to be a formidable force in this World Cup. This match is set to take place at the same venue where Pakistan played against Afghanistan in Chennai.