11. Jasprit Bumrah
India’s highest wicket-taker in the T20I format, Jasprit Bumrah has been at his lethal best in the competition and Namibian batters must beware of him.
10. Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami has taken three-fers in his last two outings and he won’t mind replicating his heroics again.
9. Ravichandran Ashwin
As far as the other bowlers are concerned, India don’t have anything to worry about. Ashwin has bowled exceptionally well in his comeback in white-ball cricket.
8. Rahul Chahar
There can be a change in the bowling attack as well. With Varun Chakaravarthy going wicketless in the previous three games, Rahul Chahar can replace him in the line-up.
7. Ravindra Jadeja
In the outing against Scotland, the left-arm spinner recorded a career-best 3/15. Not to forget, he can shine with the bat as well.
6. Hardik Pandya
All the hullaballoo over Hardik Pandya’s place in the playing XI seems to have gotten over. The all-rounder played a brilliant cameo against Afghanistan and also contributed with the ball in the last couple of matches.
5. Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant, who has played a couple of brilliant cameos in the competition, is next in the line-up. The southpaw will also don the gloves and would be determined to make a mark.
4. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav who slammed the winning six against Scotland.
3. Virat Kohli (C)
Virat Kohli, standing in his last game as India’s T20I captain, would come out at number three. He slammed a fighting fifty against Pakistan in the opening clash.
In fact, Rahul slammed an 18-fifty in the last game against Scotland, the joint-fastest of the competition. While this combination is a certainty, India might ponder giving Ishan Kishan another chance at the top.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have been phenomenal in the last two games and hence, India won’t tinker the opening combination. Both batters have done well in powerplay overs in the last couple of games and the same took India to emphatic wins.