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. The match is just a few hours away from now and teams have done their preparations right to make an impact.
IND vs PAK: Irfan Pathan picks his Indian XI for Pakistan clash; slots Virat Kohli at No.4
IND vs PAK: As the match between India and Pakistan is around the corner, former Indian cricketer, Irfan Pathan has picked his Indian 11 for the much-anticipated clash between the two arch-rivals. What caught the attention of many was he slotted Virat Kohli at number four.
Irfan Pathan backed captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill to open the innings in the IND vs PAK game. The duo would be extremely crucial for the team as they have to set the tempo of the innings for the team. They of late have been in good form and would be looking to continue that.
Irfan Pathan picked Ishan, Kishan at number three as a keeper better in the team. The southpaw becomes a sure-shot pick in the team as KL Rahul has been ruled out due to injury. At No.4 he backed Virat Kohli. The batter has a good record there but he has batted at 3 for a long time.
Shreyas Iyer along with Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya has been picked as No.5,6 &7 respectively. Jadeja and Hardik are expected to play a crucial role with the ball as well. The spotlight will also be on Iyer as he’s returning after a long time in the team after his injury.
Kuldeep Yadav has been preferred by Irfan Pathan in his IND vs PAK team over Axar Patel. The former all-rounder also made a bold decision and picked Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah as three pacers in the team.
Here’s Irfan Pathan’s Indian XI for the IND vs PAK game:
Rohit Sharma (c)
Ishan Kishan (wk)
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).