Young batter Muhammad Haris has replaced the injured Fakhar Zaman in Pakistan Cricket Team in the crucial game against South Africa.
Haris was approved by the event’s technical committee hours before after Zaman was ruled out due to aggravating knee injury. Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of the tournament with posterior cruciate ligament damage in his right knee.
Pakistan seems to have made a highly risky call by including Haris in the team. The 21-year-old Haris has only played one T20I against England. Netizens have given mixed reviews regarding the inclusion of Haris in the team. Some say it is a risk to include an inexperienced batter Haris in the team; they argue that Haider Ali or Haider Ali should have been included in the team. Others are calling his inclusion a brave call.
The intent. The confidence. Well done Muhammad Haris 👏 #PAKvsSA #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/VYHSqpOtug
— Mahjabeen (@mahjabeens_) November 3, 2022
Muhammad Haris show Babar and Rizwan how to play attacking cricket. #PAKvsSA
— Janzaib (@ijanzaib) November 3, 2022
Cricket commentators believe the inclusion of Muhammad Haris in the middle order has proven that management and the team no longer trust Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, and Asif Ali despite giving them repeated chances to perform and win the game for Pakistan. Pakistan’s weak batting line-up has been a disappointment for the team after it lost consecutive matches against India and Zimbabwe.
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Netizens believe management forced Fakhar Zaman to play the match against the Netherlands when he was not fit.
Pakistan needs to win this match against South Africa to keep its chances of qualifying for the semifinals alive. On the other hand, South Africa has remained unbeaten in the group stage. They are currently in a strong position to qualify for the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Pakistan’s loss against Zimbabwe had significantly dimmed its chances of comfortably qualifying for the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022. Muhammad Haris made a stunning stunning debut World Cup debut with just 28 runs off 8 balls. Pakistani cricket fans are wooed by his magical performance. The young batter is receiving praise from all over the world. Fans are calling inclusion of Muhammad Haris a right choice in place of Fakhar Zaman.