New Delhi. Team India has been announced for the T20 World Cup. Ravichandran Ashwin has returned to the Indian team after 4 years. On the other hand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) has been made the mentor of the team. The T20 World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates-Oman from October 17. The Indian cricket team will play its first match on October 24 against Pakistan (India vs Pakistan). The 15-member Indian team has six expert batsmen, three all-rounders and three spinners and fast bowlers. On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Tagore have been included in the reserve players.
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The last T20 match between India and Pakistan was played in the 2011 World Cup. The Indian team won the match by 6 wickets in Kolkata. Both teams have met 5 times in the T20 World Cup. Every time the Indian team has won. India and Pakistan have played 8 Twenty20 matches so far in which India have won 7 matches. Pakistan has defeated India only once. Pakistan’s last and only win at Bangalore in December 2012 was when they defeated Team India by 5 wickets. There have been 17 matches between India and Pakistan in the ODI World Cup, Champions Trophy and T20 World Cup, where Team India has won 14 times.
Led by Virat Kohli, India will be looking to hold on to their previous record by winning the first T20 match against Pakistan. Before the World Cup, Indian players will play in the remaining matches of the IPL in the United Arab Emirates. In such a situation, the players who run in excellent form will be included in the first match against Pakistan. However, some players are determined to play against Pakistan. Rohit Sharma is going to open. Apart from him, Ishan Kisan and KL Rahul are also in the opener squad.
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Rahul is a reliable batsman, while Kisan prefers to play offensive shots. Both players scored over 500 in the IPL held in the UAE last year. Although Kishan did not appear in his colors in IPL 2021, Rahul scored 11 runs with four half centuries in matches. Rahul is also performing well in England tour.
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The place of Virat, Suryakumar Yadav and Habshav Panth is fixed in the middle order. At the same time, Rabindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya will play as all-rounders. Bhubaneswar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah will be in charge of fast bowling. So there Ashwin and Varun Chakraborty can play as spinners. Ashwin took 113 wickets in UAE in IPL 2020, Varun took 117 wickets.
Potential Indian team against Pakistan: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul / Ishan Kisan, Virat Kohli (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Habshav Pant, Hardik Pandya, Rabindra Jadeja, Varun Chakraborty, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhubaneswar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah.
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