The Pakistan cricket team management has decided to field a mix of senior and experienced players in the remaining T20 World Cup matches, including the high-octane clash against India.
According to a report on Geo News, “unless fitness issues arise, the same combination that has been playing in the warm-up matches will be seen in action against India.”
According to the sources, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, and Asif Ali are likely to be included in the playing XI.
According to the sources, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hassan Ali, and Haris Rauf are likely to be included in the playing XI.
In terms of all-rounders, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim are being favored by the team management to be included in the playing XI.
The importance of the dew factor in night matches is also being considered by the team management.
The match between Pakistan and India will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 24. Today is a training session for the Shaheens.
Pakistan defeat West Indies in warm-up match
Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in a warm-up match on Monday.
Pakistani upper order batsmen Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were impressive with the bat, scoring 46 and 50 runs, respectively, while Pakistani bowlers also took timely wickets to limit West Indies to 130 runs.
In the first warm-up match between the two teams, the West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first.
West Indies’ Ravi Rampaul dismissed Mohammad Rizwan for 13 runs, while Hayden Walsh dismissed Babar (50) and Mohammad Hafeez — who went for a duck. Pakistan’s bowlers performed admirably against an aggressive West Indian side. The Windies never looked at ease batting first, losing wickets at regular intervals and finishing their inning at 130/7 from 20 overs.