The green shirts are all set to kick off their #T20WorldCup campaign during the #PakvInd encounter i.e. scheduled to take place on the coming Sunday and so, here is a look at Pakistan’s likely playing XI for the much anticipated game.
Top 3 During The #PAKvInd Contest of the 2021 #T20WorldCup
Pakistan are almost certain to open the innings with skipper Babar Azam and wicket-keeper batsman Mohd. Rizwan once more while the in-form Fakhar Zaman is expected to bat at the all important number three position.
Following the warm-up games it is evident that the country’s think-tank plans to include senior batsmen Mohd. Hafeez and Shoaib Malik as well as Asif Ali in the middle-order. Form of Mohd. Hafeez nevertheless, remains to be a concern for the men in green.
Unless there is an injury concern, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan will be Pakistan’s all-rounders during the contest. Both of them are expected to bat in the lower-order as well as shoulder the responsibility of leading the spin department.
Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf are expected to lead Pakistan’s fast bowling department during the game. Hasan Ali will also be expected to provide Pakistan with some quick runs during the last few overs of the game i.e. if there is a need for it. Still, the form of both Hasan and Haris particularly, during the death overs has been a concern and the team’s management then would hope that both of them turn things around against the arch-rivals.
The Likely Playing XI
Pakistan’s likely playing eleven then is likely to comprise of the following players.