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India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup, Super 12, Group 2 Live Score Updates: Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan have started the Pakistan innings after India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first in their T20 World Cup campaign opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami are included in the playing XI, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel have been dropped for the high-octane clash. India are playing with five batters, three all-rounders and three full-time pacers. (LIVE SCORECARD)
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Pakistan (Playing XI): Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (w), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Here are the LIVE Updates of T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan straight from Melbourne Cricket Ground:
IND vs PAK: Time for the national anthem
Both the teams have now gathered for their respective national anthems.
IND vs PAK: Here’s what Hardik Pandya said before the match
Have many fond memories here, I made my T20I debut in Australia, and from there the journey has continued. It’s good to be back here, you can’t get a better place to play sport and enjoy. The body is fine, I think you should put that topic about my body on rest, you will see me bowling. We are playing international cricket, it’s not only about Pakistan bowlers. Any team which is playing will have quality bowing at this level, international cricket has certain standards. So we all are aware about it and as a batting unit we have had a word about it. We have worked very hard to come here. The team that plays well, wins the contest.
IND vs PAK: Important Stat
The last six Ind vs Pak T20Is have been all won by the side chasing with captains winning toss opting to field first every time. India winning four times and Pakistan twice.
IND vs PAK: Pakistan’s Playing XI
Pakistan (Playing XI): Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
IND vs PAK: India’s Playing XI
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
IND vs PAK: Here’s what Babar Azam said at the toss
Toss is not in our hands. We’ll try to post around 160-170. We have prepared well, and we are ready for this big game. We won a series back home, we played a tri-series in New Zealand, so we are prepared. We have three fast bowlers and two spinners.
IND vs PAK: Here’s what Rohit Sharma said at the toss
We are going to field first. Looks like a good pitch, it’s always nice with overcast conditions. Think the ball will swing around a bit. Preparations have been good. We played a couple of practice games in Brisbane. Time to come out and enjoy ourselves. We were expecting nothing less than this, hopefully we’ll entertain them. We have seven batters, three seamers and two spinners.
IND vs PAK: India win toss, opt to field
India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in the Super 12 stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup.
IND vs PAK: All eyes on Mohammed Shami
Every fan will be watching out pacer Mohammed Shami in today’s clash after his power-packed performance in the warm-up game against Australia.
Ind vs Pak: Toss 15 minutes away
Toss is just 15 minutes away! What Rohit Sharma would do if he wins the toss? Bat or bowl?
Ind vs Pak: What will the captains prefer to do after winning toss?
What will the captains prefer to do when they end up winning the toss? Generally chasing is preferred in the shortest format, but in big games, putting runs on the board is not a bad option either.
Ind vs Pak: Will Ashwin get a go against Pakistan?
Will Ravichandran Ashwin get a go against Pakistan? Or will the side prefer Axar Patel ahead of him?
Ind vs Pak: We are half-an-hour away from toss
The toss for the heavyweight clash is just half an hour away now! The buildup begins! All roads lead to Melbourne!
Ind vs Pak: India on cusp of creating a big record
If India win against Pakistan, they will create a big international record
Ind vs Pak: Rajasthan Royals post hilarious tweet
Ahead of the India-Pakistan game, Rajasthan Royals came up with a hilarious tweet!
Waqt badal diya, jazb… pic.twitter.com/Ixk7ageSgX
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 23, 2022
Ind vs Pak: How will Pakistan lineup for this contest?
How will Pakistan lineup for this contest against India? Will pakistan play four pacers in their lineup? All eyes on Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf
Ind vs Pak: How will India lineup for this clash?
How will India lineup for the clash against Pakistan? Will Mohammed Shami get a game? Will Harshal Patel find a place?
IND vs PAK: Virat Kohli on cusp of big record
Ace batter Virat Kohli is on cusp of a massive record and he would look to go past Sachin Tendulkar
India vs Pakistan: What the head to head record say?
India have been dominating Pakistan in all World Cups, and barring last year, India have not suffered any other defeat against their arch-rival in World Cups.
India vs Pakistan: What weather to expect for this clash?
Everyone has a question on the back of their minds and it is — will it rain in Melbourne and will the weather play a spoilsport?
We have some good news as skies are so far clear and one can expect a full 40-overs a side contest
India vs Pakistan: Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of the T20 World Cup Super 12 match between India and Pakistan. Toss to take place at 1 PM with Live action slated to begin at 1:30 PM IST!
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