IND vs PAK: It’s that time of the year when the world stops just to watch a cricket game. Yes, this game is bigger than anything as it’ll see India clashing with their arch-rivals Pakistan. The game will be part of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 and it’ll be a crucial game for both teams.
Pakistan would be coming into the game on the back of a massive 238-run win over Nepal and a win here would book their berth in the Super 4 stage. On the other hand for India, it’ll be the first game of the tournament but will be entering the tournament on the back of a six-day training camp that they had in Bengaluru.
IND vs PAK: Few massive updates on India’s Playing 11 against Pakistan
IND vs PAK: The unavailability of KL Rahul has given has a massive headache to the Indian team management. The keeper batter has been ruled out of the game against Pakistan and Nepal and it raises a lot of questions about who will play in his place and where will he bat.
Ishan Kishan is there in the main squad whereas Sanju Samson is also there but as a travelling reserve. There’s certainty that Kishan will be named in the team. But he has been an absolute beast as an opener and him being a left-hander can tempt team management to tweak a batting order this time.
However, recent reports in Indian Express have suggested that India is unlikely to change their batting order. The reports have suggested that Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli will remain as top 3 for the game against Pakistan.
It is also learned that Ishan Kishan will be drafted into the 11 for the IND vs PAK game and will play in the middle order. The team management also isn’t keen to Sanju Samson an opportunity in the team because they are optimistic about KL Rahul returning to the team for the super 4 stage.
Here are the Updates on India’s playing XI against Pakistan (Indian Express):
– Rohit, Gill and Kohli to remain as the Top 3.
– Ishan Kishan likely to play in the middle order.
– Sanju Samson unlikely to be given an opportunity.
IND vs PAK: India squad for the Asia Cup 2023
IND vs PAK: Here’s the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023,
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, and Sanju Samson (back up).