DUBAI – A medical panel of the Pakistan Cricket Board has declared wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan and legend all-rounder Shoaib Malik fit for the high stake semi-final match against Australia.
The medical experts examined the both players after they developed symptoms of cold and had fever.
The announcement has brought happiness to not only the team but also Pakistanis after concerns were raised about the participation of the both players in the crucial match in Dubai today (Thursday).
On Wednesday, PCB officials told reporters that Rizwan and Malik had tested negative for Covid-19 but they were suffering from light fever and flu.
Pakistan aim to continue their winning streak in the semi-final match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup against Australia in Dubai International Stadium today (Thursday).
The pair face off in the knockout round to play for a place in Sunday’s showpiece against New Zealand.
But if Australia are to get there they will have to find a way past the form team of the tournament in Babar Azam’s Pakistan.
The Group 2 winners dismantled India in their opening match of the tournament to set the tone for an outstanding campaign, following that up with another comfortable win over their potential final opponents New Zealand.