Virat Kohli’s Team India will face Babar Azam-led Pakistan in the very top conflict of T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai on Sunday (October 24). Both teams will gaze to set their easiest foot forward of their opening game of the match and will gaze to set their finest mixture on the park.
Skipper Kohli has already acknowledged that Hardik Pandya will be extinct as a specialist No. 6 batsman till the time he can originate up bowling again. Outmoded India batter Mohammad Kaif also told Zee Files English in an uncommon Facebook Are living session that Hardik is evident-prick assignment in the having fun with XI at No. 6.
“No gaze he’ll (Hardik Pandya) now now not bowl now, it’s been months or years since he bowled. His support damage prompted extra issues so I mediate even captain Kohli knows that he could well now now not have the opportunity to make expend of Hardik as a bowler but yes he’ll play as a batter on this World Cup,” Kaif told Zee Files English.
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Kaif believes that Mumbai and Chennai Natty Kings all-rounder Shardul Thakur will play the characteristic of the all-rounder in the facet. “Shardul Thakur brings balance to the crew because he can bowl the center-overs too so he’s a extraordinarily good selection. He also gained the IPL this year with MS Dhoni’s Chennai crew so Shardul is evident-prick assignment for me.
“Additionally they can play with two spinners (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja, each are very skilled. Ashwin is making a comeback after sometime and he’s been in good-make, also he has performed the IPL in Dubai so knows about the conditions there,” the Delhi Capitals assistant coach felt.
“Quantity 6 will be Hardik Pandya , No. 5 Suryakumar Yadav, No. 4 Rishabh Pant, No. 3 Virat Kohli and opening batters will be KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Choices are there for Virat Kohli as Ishan Kishan will be a decent opening batsmen and Mohammed Shami presumably is now now not going to win to originate up the match presumably but he’s also a extraordinarily good selection,” Kaif acknowledged.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam went on to tell the closing 12 sooner than the India game. They determined to omit extinct captain Sarfaraz Ahmed but selected to pass in with extinct all-rounder Shoaib Malik.
“We bear now determined the 12 males who is over and over a fragment of the facet for tomorrow. Myself, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. These are our 12-man facet and we can tell our having fun with XI tomorrow,” acknowledged Azam in the pre-match press conference on Saturday.
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur/Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin/Varun Chakravarthy
Pakistan: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.