IND vs. PAK: Possible starting eleven of Team India

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Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan

IND vs PAK Team India Estimated Starting Lineup: The BCCI selection committee has selected a total of 17 players for the 2023 Asia Cup. In addition, a reserve player was also selected, namely Sanju Samson. However, Indian team boss Rahul Dravid has meanwhile made it clear before the game that KL Rahul cannot play in the first two games against Pakistan and Nepal. In such a situation, there are only 16 players left in the main squad. Of these, 11 players will play against Pakistan in the first game of the Asian Cup in Kandy. There is a lot of speculation about this. Everyone estimates the squad on their own terms, but when captain Rohit Sharma arrives for the draw at 14.30 on Saturday, he will tell himself what the Indian team’s squad looks like, but first let’s try to understand. What could India’s starting XI look like against Pakistan?

If not KL Rahul, then surely Ishaan Kishan will play, who might get a chance in the middle class

In the absence of KL Rahul it is almost certain that only Ishaan Kishan will get a chance as wicket-keeper. Because so far there has been no update from BCCI and Team India Management regarding the inclusion of Sanju Samson in the main squad. But the question is whether he will open or bat in the middle order. It was previously thought that Ishaan Kishan would be used as the opener, but now the news suggests that the Indian team’s top three will not be tampered with. Because Pakistan’s tempo attack is very strong and experienced players are needed there. In such a situation, Shubman Gill will take on the responsibility of opening with captain Rohit Sharma. After that there is every possibility that Virat Kohli will end up in third place.

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Shreyas Iyer returns to Team India after a long absence.

Shreyas Iyer also returns to the Indian ODI team after almost eight months. He is said to be fully fit, if true he will finish fourth. After that, one is sent by Ishaan Kishan and Hardik Pandya. It will depend a lot on the circumstances of the game what the conditions of the game will be like when it’s these two’s turn. The numbers of these two can also be swapped. After those two, it’s the turn of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who can change his game as needed and also has the ability to end the match. The question now is whether that number of batsmen will work or will an additional batsman be needed, which is made possible by Akshar Patel and Shardul Thakur. One of these two can be given a chance in the starting XI, but who it will be will be decided by an intense look at the pitch. As for bowling, Jasprit Bumrah will definitely play and the other two fast bowlers could be Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. At the same time, Kuldeep Yadav’s game as a crackpot is almost certain. That said, including Ravindra Jadeja, there will be a total of two spinners, and if Akshar Patel is also playing, there will be three spinners spreading fire.

Possible starting XI for Team India vs Pakistan at Asia Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah.

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