ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Fakhar Zaman Ruled Out Of T20 WC Due To Knee Injury, Reveals Rashid Latif

Updated - 15 Sep 2022, 04:11 PM

Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman
Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman (Image Credit: Twitter)

Star Pakistan National Cricket Team batter Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is set to be held in Australia in October-November, due to a knee injury, revealed former Pakistan National Cricket Team skipper Rashid Latif.

Fakhar had struggled for runs in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022, where Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the final in Dubai to win their 6th Asia Cup title. He registered scores of 10, 53, 15, 5, 13 and 0 in the tournament. Overall, he scored only 96 runs in six games at a strike rate of 103.23.

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During a discussion on the YouTube channel “Caught Behind”, former Pakistan National Cricket Team skipper Latif revealed that Fakhar has suffered a knee injury and he could be out of action for 4-6 weeks. He stated:

“Fakhar Zaman won’t be part of the team (for the T20 World Cup). He has suffered a knee injury and could be out for four to six weeks. He might have to be in rehab for a month, I guess. From what I know, it is a similar injury to what Shaheen Afridi suffered. Let’s hope that he recovers soon.”

We have seen in the previous PSL how devastatingly good he is in the powerplay – Mudassar Nazar on Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan. (Photo: AFP)

Former Pakistan National Cricket Team player Mudassar Nazar has backed Fakhar Zaman to open the innings for Pakistan, saying that the senior batter is devastatingly good in the powerplay. Speaking to Cricket Pakistan he said:

“They should address the batting number of Fakhar Zaman. We have seen in the previous PSL how devastatingly good he is in the powerplay but only too often he perishes once the field is spread and he is caught in the deep.

“I am aware of how successful Babar and Rizwan have been but they bat at the same pace and seldom take the game away from the opposition. But if we are afraid to tinker with their partnership, then we may have to take another opinion about Fakhar.”

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman. (Photo: Twitter)

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