India’s Expected Playing 11 Against Pakistan
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India’s Expected Playing 11 Against Pakistan

A high-voltage match of Asia Cup 2023 will be played between India and Pakistan on 2 September. India’s expected playing 11 against Pakistan is rolled out. Both the teams will face each other at the Pallikele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. Fans all over the world are eagerly waiting for this match. Indian wicketkeeper batsman KL Rahul will not be able to play the match against Pakistan due to injury. In such a situation, Ishaan Kishan can get a chance in place of Rahul. So let us know what could be the India’s expected playing 11 against Pakistan and which players may have to sit out.

India's expected playing 11 against Pakistan

KL Rahul out of First Two Matches due to Injury

Before the Asia Cup, Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid made a big revelation in the press conference and told that the team’s wicketkeeper batsman will not be able to play in the first match against Pakistan.KL Rahul, who was injured during IPL 2023, has been trying to make his comeback from a long time. However, KL Rahul has not fully recovered from the injury and will not be able to play in the first two matches of the Asia Cup 2023. In such a situation, it is believed that in place of KL Rahul, young wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan can be included in the playing 11.

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Who Will Open Against Pakistan?

The pair of captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill is the regular opening pair of the Indian team. Both the players have played many brilliant innings together. That’s why the team management would not like to tamper with this pair in the important match against Pakistan. However, India need a left-handed batsman at the top of the order to face the new ball from Shaheen Afridi. If there is a combination of left and right hand in the opening, then it will be challenging for Shaheen Afridi to bowl with tight line length. In situation like this, Ishan Kishan can be seen opening and Rohit Sharma can come to bat in the middle order.

Will Virat Kohli play at number-4?

Let us tell you that Ishaan Kishan had scored three consecutive half-centuries in the ODI series against the West Indies. However, he did the opening in that series. He is in excellent form. In such a situation, it will be a matter to be seen whether Ishaan Kishan will once again open or not. Will Virat Kohli bat at number 3 or 4? this matter is also become a matter or concern. If Virat Kohli comes at number 3 then Rohit can bat at number 5 and Shreyas Iyer at number 4. In such a situation, the place of Suryakumar Yadav is not visible in the playing 11.

Team India can go down with Two Spinners and Three Fast Bowlers.

Talking about India’s playing 11, there can be 2 spinners and 3 fast bowlers in the Indian team. In the fast bowling department, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah can be seen in action. Whereas the responsibility of spin department may rest on the shoulders of Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.

These 4 Players will play against Pakistan in India’s expected playing 11

There are many cricketers of Team India who will play ODI match against Pakistan for the first time. This includes opening batsman Shubhman Gill, middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan and fast bowler Mohammad Siraj. All of these players are sure to stay in the playing eleven. However, if Tilak Verma and Suryakumar Yadav get a place in the playing XI, then they will also play against Pakistan for the first time.

Ind vs Pak: India’s expected playing 11

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

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