India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma chose to hit© X (Twitter)
Shreyas Iyer made a comeback in the Indian cricket team and three fast bowlers were part of the Rohit Sharma-led team’s 11th match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 match on Saturday. The Indian cricket team opted for Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj as their pace options while Mohammed missed out on Shami. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja were selected in the spin department. Questions still remain as to whether Ishan Kishan or Shreyas Iyer will bat at number 4 or whether the team leadership will look to Virat Kohli. (India vs Pakistan, live updates)
“We’re going to bat first. There’s a bit of bad weather, but I can’t think much about it. You’ve got to play good cricket, you’ve got to embrace the challenge, embrace the situation. We had some time off after the West Indie series. Everyone was ready for those drills and challenges in Bangalore. Let’s see what we can achieve in this tournament. It’s a quality tournament with high-quality opponents. In the end, we have to see what we can achieve as a team. Iyer is back, Bumrah is back and we have three seams,” said Rohit Sharma at the coin toss.
The Indian cricket team will aim to start their campaign with a positive result as Pakistan comfortably won their opening match against Nepal. This is a highly anticipated meeting for cricket fans as these two teams have not played a bilateral series for almost a decade. As a result, the only chance to witness this on-field rivalry is at continental or International Cricket Council (ICC) events.
Pakistan went to the game against Nepal with an unchanged squad.
India To Play XI Against Pakistan In Asia Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
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