After a thumping victory over Hong Kong, a resilient-but-depleted Pakistan will look avenge their loss against India in their Asia Cup Super 4 match in Dubai on Sunday.
Dahani is the third Pakistan quick to be forced out with injury after Shaheen Afridi and Wasim left the team ahead of the Asia Cup. The team said Dahani's injury "happened while bowling in the match against Hong Kong in Sharjah.
Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah held their nerves to steer Pakistan to an improbable five-wicket victory against India after Mohammad Rizwan set the tone with a fifty at Asia Cup Super 4 match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Naseem Shah became the overnight hero as he kept his cool and hit two consecutive sixes off Fazalhaq Farooqi in the last over as Pakistan survived a scare to beat Afghanistan by one wicket in their Asia Cup match on Wednesday.
However, captain Rohit looks unfazed by the result, singing away the night of sorrow, hoping the luck will brighten their tomorrow.
Both teams have already booked their place in Sunday's title clash and are playing the last Super Four match of the tournament, which serves as a warm-up to the T20 World Cup. Sri Lankan bowlers kept the Pakistan batters in check after they elected to field first.
The left-handed Bhanuka Rajapaksa put on a key 58-run stand for the sixth wicket with Wanindu Hasaranga, who hit 36, to help Sri Lanka to a competitive total after they were in trouble at 58-5 in Dubai.
Riding on a collective team performance, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs to clinch the Asia Cup and bring a smile on the faces of millions of people back home amid a financial crisis in the country on Sunday.
A report in ESPNCricinfo says that despite the possibility of the tournament being moved to the UAE, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will remain the official host of the 2022 Asia Cup.