T20 World Cup 2021: India-Pakistan best combined XI

T20 World Cup 2021: India-Pakistan best combined XI

India and Pakistan are set to face-off against each other on October 24 in the T20 World Cup.

Virat Kohli against England
Virat Kohli against England. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/Getty Images)

Earlier, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had announced the India-Pakistan match for the upcoming T20 World Cup on October 24. This news was enough for the fans to wait in anticipation for a blockbuster of a clash. Due to political tension between the two nations, they meet only during the ICC events and do not play any bilateral series.

Although India has dominated the Men in Green in the T20 World Cups, they will still be wary of the threat posed by Pakistan. Over the past few years, the team has dominated in the shortest format of the game and has gone on to win games against South Africa, West Indies, England and Australia. Also for a brief while, Pakistan were ranked the number one team in the T20Is and they should have belief in beating India.

The Men in Green have players such as Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Imad Wasim in their ranks to trouble their arch-rival. Meanwhile, India too have many match-winners in the form of Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah. So, the match should be a fascinating contest between bat and ball.

Here is the India-Pakistan combined XI for the T20 World Cup

1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The effortless ease with which Rohit Sharma bats, makes the viewers and critics fall in love with his batting. Also, the lazy elegance with which he plays is extremely soothing to the eyes. Besides that, he also mixes caution with aggression and plays the perfect role of sheet-anchor for team India. His blazing start upfront lays the foundation for the others big-hitters to follow.

Also, when the vice-captain scores runs, India most definitely wins games. Currently, he has scored 2864 runs in 11 games at a healthy average of 32.18. Rohit Sharma’s scintillating record itself warrants a place in any team that he plays. If he gets goings with the bat, then the audience gets their money’s worth, and so does the Indian management.

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