IND vs PAK: Team India defeated England and Australia in a warm-up match ahead of the league match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2021. India is now set to take on Babar Azam’s team and the match is of greater importance to Team India. There is a difference between a warm-up match and a league match and the Indian team will not want to make any mistake suo-how here. Playing XI will be crucial for the match against Pakistan.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has said that Hardik Pandya must be included in Team India’s playing XI. Talking to Cricbuzz, Sehwag said that the kind of batsmen he is, and if he walks away, he has the courage to end the one-sided match. I would definitely like to put him in the playing XI. Hardik Pandya has an amazing ability to bat and has proved it. However, even if they bowl, it will be very good for the team.
Talking about what should be team India’s playing combination, he said the Indian team should take to the field with five bowlers and it would be better if Hardik Pandya and the upper order batsmen could bowl a few overs. I think this will be the perfect team combination. Talking about Hardik, Sehwag further said that his batting is a matter of concern. If they are not bowling well in the net as well as not in form, Team India should consider another option. But I see him as my first choice.
India vs Pakistan Probable Playing 11
India’s Playing 11: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav/Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin/Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami.
Pakistan’s Playing XI: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali/Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.