IND vs PAK: It’s that time of the year when the world stops just to watch a cricket game. Yes, this game is bigger than anything as it’ll see India clashing with their arch-rivals Pakistan. The game will be part of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 and it’ll be a crucial game for both teams.
Pakistan would be coming into the game on the back of a massive 238-run win over Nepal and a win here would book their berth in the Super 4 stage. On the other hand for India, it’ll be the first game of the tournament but will be entering the tournament on the back of a six-day training camp that they had in Bengaluru.
IND vs PAK: India Playing 11 for the game against Pakistan prediction
IND vs PAK: Since the last few years both India and Pakistan have engaged in very nail-biting thrillers. Both have had their success and therefore to pick one favourite going into the game will be very difficult. The team who handles the pressures wins and it’s fair to say that we will be up for another thriller.
Coming to the playing 11 for the Indian cricket team, there’s no brainer that skipper Rohit Sharma will be at the top and will open the innings for the team. Shubman Gill, who has been the team’s best batter in ODIs, is expected to open the innings alongside the captain despite Ishan Kishan’s surety in the XI.
Virat Kohli will be there at No.3 whereas at No.4 it is expected that Shreyas Iyer will bat. The right-hander will be returning from injury after a while. But he has been India’s best batter in the middle order as before getting injured, he smashed truckloads of runs for the team and many times bailed them out of trouble.
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KL Rahul has been ruled out of the first two games and therefore he’ll be missing the upcoming IND vs PAK game. In this place, it’s almost certain that Ishan Kishan will be there in the team. The management might use him as a floater in the game.
Hardik Pandya along with Ravindra Jadeja are likely to be the two all-rounders in the team along with Shardul Thakur, is likely to be there as a third seamer and a handy batter down the order. Kuldeep Yadav is also expected to handle the spin bowling alongside Jadeja.
Jasprit Bumrah no no-brainer will be there as the leader of the bowling attack. But there is likely to be a tussle between Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj as the second pacer in the team. Both have performed exceptionally well in the recent past and it’ll be a real headache for the team.
Here’s India Playing 11 for the game against Pakistan prediction
Rohit Sharma (c)
Ishan Kishan (wk)
Mohammad Shami/Mohammed Siraj
IND vs PAK: India squad for the Asia Cup 2023
IND vs PAK: Here’s the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023,
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, and Sanju Samson (back up).
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