It’s worth noting that the spin bowlers in the squad failed to take any wickets in a crucial match against India last Saturday. In contrast, the fast bowlers dismantled the entire opponent’s batting lineup within 48.5 overs of the 50-over game.
Individually, Nawaz conceded 55 runs in eight overs during the match against India.
The match against India was ultimately called off due to persistent rain in Kandy before Pakistan could begin their run-chase. However, Pakistan advanced to the Super 4 stage as the points were shared.
The player taking Nawaz’s place had last played an ODI against Afghanistan earlier last month and took two wickets in eight overs.
In their first match of the continental tournament, Pakistan convincingly defeated Nepal, who were making their Asia Cup debut.