Ind vs Pak: Ashwin, Shardul Thakur and Chahar OUT; V Chakravarthy to play
The nail-biting match has commenced at the Dubai International Stadium. Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the Super 12 match.Author : Divyanshi Soni
The most awaited match has begun in Dubai. For now, the match has witnessed the first five overs of India’s batting inning, which were not in favour of Team India. Virat Kohli-led team has lost top three batsmen – Hitman Rohit Sharma (0), KL Rahul (3) and Suryakumar Yadav (11).
It’s drink break, after 10 overs. The score at the mid of the innings is – 60/3. Kohli and Pant on the crease with 26 and 19 runs, respectively.
The playing XI of team India are – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Ishan Kishan are at rest for this match.
The coin was flipped at 7 pm IST and was won by Pakistan, which elected to field first.
Before the match, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya confirmed ahead of the teams opening match in the ICC men's T20 World Cup against Pakistan that he won’t be bowling for now. He added that he plans to start bowling closer to the knockout matches.
"The back is fine, it was jittery, but I won't be bowling for now. I want to be able to bowl eventually, closer to the knockouts. The professionals and I both have to take the call about when I can have a bowl," said Pandya in a chat with the broadcasters before the start of the Group 2 clash against Pakistan.