IND vs PAK: Rohit Sharma admits ‘Pakistan bowling BIG Challenge’, amid rain-threat, ‘PLAYING XI to be finalized only before match’: Follow T20 World CUP LIVE

IND vs PAK LIVE – Rohit Sharma Press Conference: Ahead of BIG clash vs Pakistan, Indian captain Rohit Sharam addressed the media…

IND vs PAK LIVE – Rohit Sharma Press Conference: Ahead of BIG clash vs Pakistan, Indian captain Rohit Sharam addressed the media on Saturday. Rohit admitted, Pakistan bowling will be a huge challenge for team India at MCG. According to Rohit he will finalize his PLAYING XI only on Sunday morning after seeing how the weather unfolds. Follow India Pakistan WC Match LIVE & ICC T20 World CUP 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

India batting vs Pakistan Bowling: Pakistan bowlers will challenge us, but we will be upto the challenge. We have worked hard and we should overcome the challenge.

ICC Trophy has stayed away for India: We are not under pressure but its a big challenge for India to perform well and win the ICC Trophy. With a team like India, there are lot of expectations. T20 World CUP gives us a chance to do well and end the drought. 

On Playing XI: Weather changing every minute. We will decide our XI tomorrow monring, see how the weather is. We have to wait till last minute. All 15 players are available for the selection.

On Mohammad Shami: He is ready, we will see him practice. He is very experienced and best replacement for Bumrah.

On Melbourne WEATHER: I will be praying that full 20 overs match happen. But we will be ready even if the match is reduced or curtailed. Toss can be crucial in such situations.

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IND vs PAK: Rohit Sharma admits ‘Pakistan bowling BIG Challenge’, amid rain-threat, ‘PLAYING XI to be finalized only before match’: Follow T20 World CUP LIVE

Rohit Sharma Press Conference: Indian captain Rohit Sharma acknowledged the rain threat looming over the clash against Pakistan on October 23 and said the team is ready for a curtailed encounter.

“We have to be prepared for whatever comes our way. These things are not in our hands. We will come thinking that it is a 40-over match and if not then we are ready for even a 20-over match,” said Rohit Sharma on the possibility of having a rain-curtailed encounter.

  • Pakistani team got the better of India in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
  • The Men in Blue defeated the side in the 2022 Asia Cup
  • The Pakistani side pipped Rohit’s team again in the second match of the same event.

“We obviously had a good run. We wanted to address all the problems. Having played 35 T20 games. Coming into the world cup we have addressed all these issues. Coming into World Cup we think we can achieve what we want to.”

“Pakistan outplayed us in the 2021 World Cup because they played better and in Asia Cup they beat us and we beat them in a match before. Luckily we played them twice in Asia Cup to gauge them,” said the star batter.

The Indian opener also talked about Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement in the squad Mohammad Shami before the important clash citing the experience of Shami as a crucial reason for adding him to the squad.

“Shami has so much experience. When Bumrah was injured we wanted to have someone experienced. We know he is very good with the new ball. We wanted to give him an old ball and throw a challenge at him. He is very much ready,” stated Rohit about the pace bowler.

“That is something we prepare for going on tours. Be it South Africa New Zealand, or Australia. Before the World Cup, we wanted to go there early. We know how important it is for World Cup. Just to get used to the conditions. We stayed in Perth for nine days and played two practice matches in Brisbane,” shared the Indian opener on the team flying to Perth before the commencement of the marquee event.

The threat of rain looms over the blockbuster ICC T20 World Cup 2022 clash between India and Pakistan in Melbourne which will take place on Sunday.

Though on Saturday so far the weather has stayed good in Melbourne.

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