Just before the important match against Australia in Bengaluru, the Pakistani team was hit by viral fever. This much-awaited match is scheduled for Friday and is very important for both teams as they try to progress in the tournament. While some Pakistani players had fallen ill over the past few days, most have now fully recovered, as confirmed by a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Pakistan have won two matches and lost one, while Australia recently got their first win against Sri Lanka after losses to India and South Africa. Pakistan had to face defeat in its last match against its arch-rival India.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) media manager Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi on Tuesday said most of the Pakistani players, who fell ill with viral fever upon reaching Bengaluru, have now recovered. However, some players are still being closely monitored by medical professionals.
The Pakistan team reached Bengaluru on Sunday after a seven-wicket defeat against arch-rival India in Ahmedabad a day earlier.
In recent months, several cases of viral fever have been reported in Bengaluru, known as the Garden City. It is possible that due to changes in weather, members of the visiting team may have suffered some health-related problems.
"A few players developed fever in the last few days and most of them have fully recovered from it. Those who are in a good condition to recover are under the observation of the team medical panel," Ahsan told PTI on Tuesday.
He further verified that the captain and key batsman, Babar Azam, along with key fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, are in good health. The team held its training session at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.