The stage is all set for the mega Super 12 clash to observe the grand Indo-Pak encounter at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first.

Mohammad Shami, who joined the Indian side late in Australia finds a place in the starting XI alongside veteran Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin who is joined by young bowling sensation Arshdeep Singh.

Rishabh Pant misses out as DK will guard behind the stumps, while in form Axar Patel finds a place in the squad and came in to fill the shoes of injured Ravindra Jadeja.

For Pakistan the lethal speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi returns after a long gap from the international circuit. Captain Babar Azam will be led by inform world no. 1 T20I batter Mohammad Rizwan.

India’s Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, and Arsh Deep Singh.

Pakistan’s Playing XI:

Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah.

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