T20 World Cup: Top 5 Indian players versus Pakistan to watch out for 18:28:30 IST
ICC T20 World Cup Ind vs Pak: From Babar Azam to Shaheen Shah Afridi, 5 Pakistan players to watch out for 18:26:31 IST
Speaking ahead of the high-octane encounter here’s what captain Virat Kohli had to say to the Press, “In games likes these, some unnecessary stuff happens on the professional point from outside that. It’s fine as long as it stays outside our controlled environment, we just focus on what we need to do as cricketers and hence it’s no different from other games of cricket that we play. Yes, atmosphere inside the stadium is different but our mindset is no different and our preparations are no different,”
His Pakistani counterpart Babar Azam meanwhile had this to say, “It is about staying relaxed, we are in constant touch with all the players. It is about playing well on the day. We have played a lot of cricket here, we know the conditions and we know how to go about it.”
6 wins, 1 loss & a tie: Revisiting India’s T20I record against rivals Pakistan 18:18:54 IST
Well we’d say it’s just another cricket match today but we all know better than that. The stakes are high and a defeat here will surely have a telling impact on either teams confidence going further into the tournament. Pakistan have announced a 12-man squad for today’s fixture but Captain Virat Kohli has kept his cards close to his chest. Here’s a look at the squads for both teams.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar
Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Pakistan’s 12-member squad vs India: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Hasan Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Pakistan full squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik.Internet Explorer Channel Network