T20 World Cup 2021: Babar Azam Pakistan team captain has decided to bowl After winning the toss against India captain Virat Kohli-led India in their opening match of the Super 12 stage of the ongoing 2021 T20 World Cup.
India captain Virat Kohli has dropped Shardul Thakur, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ishan Kishan from this playing XI with Varun Chakaravarthy has done the line-up.
India’s team will now look to seal a win and give their campaign a pretty decent start against a top Pakistan team that has a lot of match-winners.
For the India team, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and the captain himself will be very important. Whereas the Pakistan team will expect a lot from their bowling attack. Which will also include Shadab Khan and Shaheen Afridi.
Mohammad Rizwan has been in superb form with the bat for the Pakistan team along with skipper Babar Azam. The experienced pair of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik is also highly expected to open the match.
For India’s team, Jasprit Bumrah will play a vital role in the bowling department. Whereas India’s Virat Kohli will have to decide how many spinners he will play against the opponent of the subcontinent. The Indian team has included Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a mentor in their support staff for this tournament and Virat Kohli will also try to extract too much from the former Indian captain.
India team went with the following playing XI:
Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Varun Chakaravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.