The crucial #PAKvSL match of the #AsiaCup2023 is scheduled to be played today and so, here is a look at three obstacles that during the virtual semi-final Pakistan must overcome in order to find a place in the final of the tournament.
#PAKvSL: Weather Forecast Not Very Encouraging
Weather forecast for the crucial encounter is not very encouraging and there is still a good probability of the match getting washed out. Given such a scenario, Pakistan will not be able to qualify for the final owing to a poor net run-rate. The Babar Azam led side then must not let the rain factor effect their morale and should instead show up fully prepared.
The Pressure Of Losing To India
After the loss to India there is no doubt that Pakistan will be under massive pressure. The men in green then need to forget about what happened earlier in the week and instead should focus on the task ahead.
Unavailability Of Key Players
Pakistan announced their playing XI yesterday. Regular members, Agha Salman, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah were left out owing to injuries while Fakhar Zaman was dropped because of poor form. And so, the green shirts will enter the contest without some of their key players. The absence of regular team members is almost certain to hamper the spirit of the entire dressing room. Nevertheless, Pakistan has no other choice but to find a way to lift themselves up.