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IND vs PAK: Two Changes Pakistan Might Make For Next Match Against India | India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2024


IND vs PAK T20 World Cup 2024: It was a disappointing performance of Pakistan in their first match in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 against USA. There were plenty of dimensions where they looked off-color and they will be highly preparing themselves not to redo similar mistakes against India. Here are a couple of Changes Pakistan Might Make for their next match against India.

IND vs PAK matches have always been exciting. The Border and political disputes between the two nations add another flavor of patriotism to the contest, arguably making it rank higher in the rivalries. As a result, apart from the World Cup match, both teams step onto the field with some additional pressure.

Pakistan are really in a pathetic position at this point in time. Just prior to the World Cup, they decided to make some adjustments in their playing 11 and they are yet to find a balance ever since then. Their bowling is way colder than it used to be, not so promising batting, and slow on the field as they always had been against USA in their first match of the T20 World Cup 2024.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table Updated on 7 June; USA Rattled Pakistan in a Super Over
Babar and Shadab Stabilized Pakistan’s innings (Getty Images)

First of all, Azam Khan hasn’t been up to the mark in the international circuit. He was on a run in the PSL on flat decks but on a bit of a tricky surface, he put down the weapons as we have seen in the last three matches of Pakistan. Not only his, but also Usman Khan’s experiment has also not worked For Pakistan in the top order.

Babar and Rizwan are two quality players but after them, there is only Fakhar Zaman in the middle order who is reliable so the time has come to introduce a couple of changes in the top-order batting.

IND vs PAK: Two Changes Pakistan Might Make For Next Match Against India | India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2024
Shadab Khan (Getty Images)

Shadab Khan did an exceptional job for the team against USA and a similar kind of performance will be the ask of Babar Azam against India. Imad Wasim missed the first match against USA and he will be available for this contest but can he make his place in the playing 11?

Improving on all the aspects by making one or two adjustments is not going to happen but they might get a balance in their lineup after a couple of adjustments. Below are two changes Pakistan might make for IND vs PAK in the T20 World Cup 2024.

IND vs PAK: Two Changes in Pakistan Playing11

  • Imad Wasim To Replace Haris Rauf/ Mohammad Amir?
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Imad Wasim

It is worldwide known that Haris Rauf has been Pakistan’s main weapon in the shortest format of cricket in the middle overs but his current form is not up to the mark. Yes, he has wickets to his name but he went for more than 9 runs an over against USA.

Similar story for Amir as he leaks a lot of extras. Imad Wasim not only provides the premium spinning option to the team but also a handy batter who can bat down the order and smash some balls out of the park.

  • Saim Ayub To Replace Usman Khan?
Saim Ayub
Saim Ayub

A quality left-hander who is known for his brutal power game at the top. Saim Ayub can replace Usman Khan and bat with Mohammad Rizwan and give a quick start to Pakistan which they lacked against USA. His coming to open pushes Babar Azam at number three which is Ideal for a technique player to provide stability and carry on the momentum forward.

Saim Ayub has also not done too much on the international stage but this kid has some potential within him. He can be game changer in given a chance in IND vs PAK match.

IND vs PAK: Pakistan Probable Playing 11 and Full Squad

Pakistan’s Playing 11- Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf/Mohammad Amir.

Full Squad: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf, Saim Ayub, Imad Wasim, Abbas Afridi, Abrar Ahmed

READ: ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table Updated on 8 June after NZ vs AFG & SL vs BAN

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