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After a break, Pakistani pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf return to action

After having a few days off to recover from cramping they experienced during their team’s key encounter against India in the upcoming Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf are back in action.

Due to the two bowlers’ fitness concerns, it was requested that the Pakistani team be altered and Muhammad Hasnain and Hassan Ali be added for the upcoming match against Hong Kong.

However, after receiving some recuperation, the team was deemed fit and prepared to face Hong Kong. On Friday, the game is slated to take place in Sharjah. “ Even though neither Naseem nor Haris had any major ailments or fitness issues, they were both excused from training on Tuesday.

They were back on the field on Wednesday and could be seen bowling in the nets during the Academy Ground’s evening session, according to a team official.He explained that their only problem was cramping, according to The News.

“Naseem, Haris, and Rizwan were observed experiencing cramps during the match against India due to dehydration brought on by the intense heat and activity. The two speedsters were cleared to participate in the upcoming Asia Cup game on Friday since there was nothing severe.

When questioned why Pakistani bowlers appeared to be having fitness issues, he said that perhaps they were putting in more effort.”Except for dehydration brought on by increased exertion and high temperatures, there is no special cause for severe cramps. These are typically merely timely.

It was discovered that Pakistan’s support staff has gone above and beyond to make sure that players stay hydrated throughout the remaining matches.

“Extra efforts will be taken to ensure pacers stay fit during play, including ingestion of the fluid specially formulated to keep players hydrated.”

The team representative also mentioned that Rizwan received rest on Wednesday. “On Tuesday, he was in the nets. Rizwan was told to rest on Wednesday.

Pakistan squad

  • Babar Azam (captain)
  • Shadab Khan (vice-captain)
  • Asif Ali
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haider Ali
  • Haris Rauf
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Naseem Shah
  • Shahnawaz Dahani
  • Usman Qadir

Group matches schedule

  • September 2 — vs Hong Kong in Sharjah at 7pm Pakistan time.
  • Super Four matches will be played from September 3-9.