Pakistan (Playing XI): Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Pakistan and India will face off in a T20 World Cup 2022 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on Sunday.
While Pakistan will hope for a repeat of the 10-wicket beating it gave India the last time the two teams clashed at the T20 World Cup, the Men in Blue will be eager to exact revenge.
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Pakistan - Team Composition
Pakistan’s batting will revolve around openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam - ranked first and third in T20Is, respectively, but the middle-order will also need to step up and lend support. With Fakhar Zaman ruled out of the match, Shan Masood will be expected to fire at number three, with all-rounders Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz anchoring the middle-order. Big-hitters Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali and Haider Ali can end the innings with a flourish and could complete the top eight. The pace trio will be spearheaded by Shaheen Afridi, who returns from injury, and will also comprise Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah.
PAKISTAN PREDICTED XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.
Form Guide: W W L W W (Last five completed T20Is)