The wait is about to be over as India will square off against Pakistan in the Super 12 game to kickstart their campaign in the T20 World Cup 2022. India registered their first-ever loss to Pakistan in World Cup history a year ago in the previous edition of the T20 World Cup. The Men in Blue will be under serious pressure to deliver this time around to avenge their loss from the last edition.
India have already tested their squad in the Aussie conditions with two warm-up games against Western Australia. They also defeated defending champions Australia in the official warm-up game by 6 runs. The Indian team has been practicing very hard to counter Pakistan’s pace bowling threat. Meanwhile, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has already quipped that they won’t make too many changes in their playing XI.
On that note, let’s take a look at India’s predicted playing XI against Pakistan in the Super 12 encounter.
Openers: Rohit Sharma (C) and KL Rahul
India already have a settled opening pair in Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. The two opening batters also have their roles defined in the current set-up.
Rohit Sharma is likely to come out with an attacking intent to take on the opposition. The Indian skipper has been leading India’s attacking intent from the front by going after the bowlers from the word go. The Aussie conditions also suit hit batting style as the Hitman likes pace and bounce.
KL Rahul has displayed form against Australia and South Africa and has now carried it to Australia as well. The classy batter scored a half-century in the practice game against Western Australia and then smashed another half-century against Australia in the warm-up game. KL Rahul will look to carry his form against Pakistan as well and get his side off to a winning start.