Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan and all-rounder Shoaib Malik have been declared fit for Thursday’s semi-final match against Australia.
Rizwan and Malik’s participation was looking doubtful after they developed symptoms of cold and had a fever.
PCB officials had told reporters the duo were down with light fever and flu, but that they had tested negative for the coronavirus and had been advised to rest.
On Thursday morning, the PCB reported that Malik and Rizwan had been feeling a lot better, saying its medical panel would examine the players in the afternoon again.
“The PCB medical panel has declared Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik fit to play the match,” the PCB said.
Pakistan completed the Super 12 stage with five wins in as many games with a clinical 72-run win over qualifiers Scotland in Sharjah on Sunday.
Malik smashed a quickfire 18-ball 54 not out — the fastest half-century of the tournament — as Pakistan scored 189-2 in 20 overs before keeping Scotland down to 117-6.
This gave Pakistan a mouth-watering semi-final against Australia in Dubai — a repeat of the 2010 T20 World Cup.
In the previous match, Rizwan was declared man of the match for his 50-ball 79 not out as he put on 113 with skipper Babar Azam (70) to achieve a clinical win for Pakistan over Namibia.