When requested what plans Pakistan had ought to Naseem and Rauf miss out, Babar was coy about back-up plans however did increase on the prospects of each.
“I am going to let you know later,” he mentioned. “Not telling you our Plan B now. However sure, Haris Rauf just isn’t dangerous. He is simply acquired a little bit little bit of a facet pressure, however he is recovering earlier than the World Cup. Naseem Shah additionally… they’ve a few miss matches, I do not know [how long] the restoration [is], however for my part, Naseem Shah additionally [will be] within the World Cup in a while. However let’s have a look at.”
Naseem, 20, has had damage points within the early phases of his profession. A again damage he sustained one 12 months into his worldwide profession when he was 17 years outdated saved him out of cricket for 14 months. Six weeks after his return, he was sidelined for a month with a shoulder damage he suffered on his debut within the County Championship with Gloucestershire.
Within the absence of the 2 quick bowlers, Pakistan performed Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Zaman Khan of their must-win recreation towards Sri Lanka. Wicket-taking proved an issue for a lot of Sri Lanka’s chase, with neither in a position to make an impression, their mixed 9 overs going for 64 runs as Sri Lanka sneaked dwelling on the demise.
Pakistan’s squad will return dwelling from Sri Lanka on Friday by way of Dubai.