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Pakistan Cricket Team Denies Reports of Infighting

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has emphatically rejected any internal fracture within the national team, despite speculation and allegations to the contrary.

After securing two wins and two defeats in their four games, The Pakistan cricket team is a prominent contender in the ODI World Cup 2023. 

Amid speculation and reports of discord within the national team, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has vehemently denied any internal rift.

In a statement, the PCB refuted claims of infighting and assured the public that the team remains cohesive. 

The board emphasized that there is no concrete evidence to support the unsubstantiated reports and expressed disappointment over the spread of such false news.

Challenges for Pakistan:

The Pakistan cricket team is under immense performance pressure as they face Afghanistan in a must-win group-stage match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. 

Their goal is to secure a spot in the semi-finals. Pakistan faced disappointment with losses in highly anticipated matches against India and Australia.

Babar Azam’s Leadership and Team’s Performance:

The team’s captain, Babar Azam, is facing significant scrutiny. Apart from Mohammad Rizwan, the top-order batsmen have grappled with consistency issues. 

Babar’s recent struggles with form have further impacted the team’s performance. Performance in the match against Afghanistan is critical for the team’s progression in the tournament.

Match Details:

Pakistan’s captain won the toss and opted to bat first. Shadab Khan was brought into the playing XI, replacing spinner Mohammad Nawaz, who was sidelined due to illness. 

On the other side, Afghanistan, with one win from four matches, made a change by including left-arm spinner Noor Ahmad in place of fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi.

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