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World Cup 2023: 3 Pakistani players ill ahead of AUS-PAK game in Bengaluru

Pakistani camp has been hit by fever and flu in Bengaluru ahead of their all-important match against Australia in the World Cup

Pakistan cricket team gets clearance from government to participate in ODI World Cup 2023 in India. Photo: PCB

Pakistan cricket team. Photo: PCB

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Pakistan’s huge morale-crushing loss to India in Ahmedabad was supposed to be mended by a win over Australia in Bengaluru. However, before their World Cup tie against the Aussies, three players were affected by fever and flu. 

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Abdullah Shafique has been quarantined while Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, and Zaman Khan remain under the medical team’s supervision. 

"Some players got fever in the past few days and most of them have fully recovered from it. Those who are in the stage of recovery remain under the team medical panel's observation,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement. 
The EPNCricinfo reported that several of the Pakistani players did not attend the optional training session at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. The Pakistani players have Wednesday and Thursday to recover as they have a game to win on Friday against an Australian side that tasted their first-ever victory against Sri Lanka on Monday, October 16. 

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None of the players have been diagnosed with dengue and that would mean they can recover fast. Pakistan had won their first two games against Sri Lanka and the Netherlands before being handed a crushing defeat by India. 

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First Published: Oct 17 2023 | 9:43 PM IST

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