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Hasan Ali Recovers from Fever, Ready to Join Pakistan Squad for Bangladesh Clash

Pakistan’s hopes of reviving their World Cup campaign received a major boost as fast bowler Hasan Ali was declared fit to participate in training on Monday. The right-arm pacer had missed the previous match against South Africa due to fever and was being monitored by the PCB medical panel.

Hasan Ali’s availability for the must-win match against Bangladesh on Tuesday will depend on the panel’s approval. The 27-year-old has been one of Pakistan’s most consistent performers in the tournament, taking 10 wickets in six matches at an average of 25.80 and an economy rate of 5.86.

Pakistan are in a precarious position in the World Cup, having lost four consecutive matches against India, Australia, Afghanistan and South Africa. They are currently at sixth position of the points table with only four points from six matches. They need to win their remaining three matches against Bangladesh, New Zealand and England and hope for other results to go their way to have a chance of making the semi-finals.

Pakistan have not played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata since 2016, when they lost to India in the World T20. They will be hoping to end their losing streak at the iconic venue and keep their World Cup hopes alive.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, have also struggled in the tournament, winning only one match against Afghanistan and losing four matches against England, New Zealand, India and South Africa. They are currently ninth in the points table with two points from six matches. They will be looking to spoil Pakistan’s party and register their first win against them in World Cups.

The match between Pakistan and Bangladesh will start at 1:30 pm local time (8:30 am GMT) on Tuesday.

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