Asia Cup 2022: Who can replace Mohammad Rizwan as wicketkeeper in Asia Cup 2022?

Asia Cup 2022: Who can replace Mohammad Rizwan as wicketkeeper in Asia Cup 2022?

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwanunderwent an MRI scan after he landed awkwardly on his knee and hurt himself during the Asia Cup 2022 clash against India.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan
Personal information
Born 1 June 1992 (age 30)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Wicket-keeper–Batter
International information
National side
  • Pakistan (2015–present)
Test debut (cap 224) 25 November 2016 v New Zealand
Last Test 24 July 2022 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 200) 17 April 2015 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 18 August 2022 v Netherlands
ODI shirt no. 16
T20I debut (cap 60) 24 April 2015 v Bangladesh
Last T20I 4 September 2022 v India
T20I shirt no. 16
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2015 Peshawar Panthers
2011–2018/19 Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
2016–2017 Lahore Qalandars (squad no. 16)
2017 Sylhet Sixers
2018-2020 Karachi Kings (squad no. 16)
2018 Punjab
2019/20–present Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (squad no. 16)
2021-present Multan Sultans (squad no. 16)
2022 Sussex (squad no. 116)

The medical team will decide if Rizwan will continue playing in the tournament after his report comes.

Espncricinfo, on its website, reviewed players who can replace Rizwan as a wicket-keeper.

Career statistics – Mohammad Rizwan

Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 24 49 58 109
Runs scored 1,232 1065 1,783 5,997
Batting average 41.06 29.58 52.44 43.77
100s/50s 2/7 2/6 1/14 13/30
Top score 115* 115 104* 224
Catches/stumpings 69/2 43/1 32/8 308/17

According to Espncricinfo, Pakistan lacks a specialist wicketkeeper. Khushdil Shah and Fakhar Zaman can do Rizwan’s job, however, they are not specialists.

The second choice could be Mohammad Haris, who was with the squad on its tour to the Netherlands. However, Haris is not currently on the Asia Cup squad.

In case Rizwan cannot play, Haris will have to be flown to Dubai as his replacement.

Pakistan is scheduled to play against Afghanistan on September 7 (Wednesday) inSharjah.

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