Team India opens its campaign against Pakistan on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium in the ongoing T20 World Cup boasting one of the dominant batting lineups. The time management will be choosing the best playing eleven meaning that few players might not be joining the showdown on Sunday.
India’s playing eleven for the huge game has been predicted by former cricketer Parthiv Patel. According to the 36-year-old cricketer, the management yet needs to decide between Shardul Thakur, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
During a Star Sports event, Patel said “I am sure Virat knows his playing XI and probably not the names, but I am sure he knows what combination he wants to go with. To me, the question will be, should you play Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Shardul Thakur.”
For India to thwart their rivals, they must find the perfect blend of experience, and youth in their lineups, as well as a well-rounded bowling attack.
India’s Predicted Playing 11 vs Pakistan, T20 WC
Here The Shahab takes a gander at the potential playing eleven of India on coming Sunday.
Openers (Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul): Rohit, one of the greatest ballers in the world is a must-have because of his devastating ability to hurt the opposition. Indian batsman Rohit Sharma scored an emphatic century against Pakistan during the 2019 ICC 50-over World Cup. When it came to IPL 2021, Rahul was a standout for Punjab Kings.
He carried that form into the team’s warm-up game played against England a few days ago. If Rahul and Rohit work well together, It’ll be a charm. If not, the middle order, which is still untested, will be under a lot of pressure.
Middle-order batsmen ( Suryakumar Yadav, shan Kishan, Virat Kohli): Captain Kohli’s lackluster performance against England has spurred a series of concerns for India for some time. At the crease, Kohli batted well for Royal Challengers Bangalore, amassing over 300 runs, but he needs to find his rhythm against Pakistan.
For the Mumbai Indians and the side match against England, Kishan appeared to have rediscovered his groove. Surya, who had a hard time adjusting the IPL 2021 looked good against England, should replace him at 4. To defeat an unpredictable foe, the middle lineup must act as a unit.
All Rounders (Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya): At this given hour, Hardik could be a stumbling block for the team. He’s been out of action for some time and needs to come up big as a batsman. Because he is unlikely to bowl, the burden lies on him to serve as a batsman instead.
Despite his slow start for CSK, Ravindra Jadeja appeared to be back to his best and helped the team win their fourth title. Down the order, India will need the guts and accuracy of Jadeja as a spinner to beat the opposition.
Bowlers (Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah): Fortunately for India, each member of this squad is in top form, although the slow Dubai pitch may force India to consider fielding a second spinner.
It’s no news that when India and Pakistan clash, the game becomes more than a match. It becomes a feeling. Well, I’ve already ironed my jersey, have you?