T20 World Cup: India vs Pakistan Live: India will lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24, Sunday to begin its T20 World Cup campaign. With just two days for the blockbuster clash, both sides would have already started making plans and finalizing their playing XIs. For India, Hardik Pandya, who hasn’t bowled for a long time now, is expected to get back in action as the sixth bowling option. For more T20 World Cup live updates, follow us at InsideSport.in
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India vice-captain Rohit Sharma had earlier emphasized having a sixth bowling option going into the showpiece event. In the warmup game against Australia on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma said his side needs an option for the sixth bowler.
“Hardik is coming along pretty well, but it’ll be a while before he will start to bowl. He hasn’t started bowling, but he should be ready by the start of the tournament. We have quality in the main bowlers, but you need an option for a sixth bowler,” Rohit Sharma had said at the toss against Australia.
“We want to make sure that we get the sixth bowling option, some options in the batting order as well,” Rohit further added.
Virat Kohli led side is expected to feature with three pacers and two spinners along with Hardik Pandya as the sixth bowling option in the opener against Pakistan. M Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah will be forming the pace attack while Ravindra Jadeja along with one more spinner from R Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, or V Chakravarthy is likely to form the spin attack.
India Probable Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan/SuryaKumar, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin/Rahul Chahar/V Chakravarthy, B Kumar, M Shami, J Bumrah
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