T20 WC: India and Pakistan set to clash in high-voltage match

Melbourne [Australia]: Nearly 2 months after they squared off in the Asia Cup, winning a match each, another high-voltage clash between arch-rivals India as well as Pakistan will occur on Sunday, this time in the ICC T20 World Cup.
A lot goes to the risk for both sides as they anticipate beginning their project at the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. India and Pakistan met at Asia Cup twice, with India winning the group stage encounter and Pakistan winning the Super 4 clash. Both suits were thrillers as well as satiated follower’s appetite for some timeless cricket in between the two sides.
After their Asia Cup, India have revealed a great type, having actually won home collection against Australia as well as South Africa, with their batting being a possession in a lot of matches. Nonetheless, it is their death bowling which has been a matter of some concern specifically after the departure of speed spearhead Jasprit Bumrah because of back injury. Some favorable indicators were seen during warm-up match against Australia though.
The absence of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has actually left Team India having a hard time to locate an equilibrium though spinner Axar Patel has proven to be a wonderful like-to-like substitute for his senior left-hander with his bowling. Batting basically looks settled for India, with Virat Kohli having actually gained back form, KL Rahul having terminated some strong knocks leading up to the match and also captain Rohit Sharma maintaining his aggressive intent on top.
Pakistan can exploit the lack of left-hand batters from India. The Men in Environment-friendly are heading into the suit after a tri-nation collection gain New Zealand and also Bangladesh. The collection proved to be great preparation for the team.
Babar Azam’s men, semifinalists last time in 2021, will be expecting clinching the prize this time around. Its leading order including Azam and star batter Mohammad Rizwan is firing on all cylinders and speed leader Shaheen Afridi’s participation as well as great efficiencies in warm-up matches is also a good sign for Pakistan.
Nevertheless, the inconsistent middle order is a worry Pakistan would love to deal with. Likes of Fakhar Zaman, Khusdil Shah, Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed have not provided piece de resistances constantly. Mohammad Nawaz though done well with the bat in some matches throughout the tri-series.
India team for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh as well as Mohammed Shami.

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