Pakistan will face India with a collection of experienced players.


Sarfraz (L) and Shadab Khan (Center) celebrate with Babar Azam during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. Photo: AFP

Pakistan cricket team management has decided to play in the remaining matches of the T20 World Cup, including a high-octane match against India, with a mix of senior and experienced players.

According to a report. Geo News.“Unless the fitness issues escalate, the same combination that is playing in the warm-up matches will be seen in action against India,” the source said.

Sources said that it is likely that Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhr Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali will be included in the playing XI.

Among the bowlers, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hassan Ali and Haris Rauf are likely to be included in the playing XI.

As far as all-rounders are concerned, Shadab Khan and Emad Wasim are being declared in favor of being included in the playing XI by the team management.

The team management is also considering the importance of the dew factor in night matches.

Pakistan’s match against India will be played on Sunday, October 24 at 7 pm. Shaheen will participate in the training session today.

Pakistan defeated West Indies in the warm-up match.

Pakistan won by seven wickets against the West Indies on Monday when the two teams faced each other in a warm-up match.

Pakistani upper-order batsmen Fakhr Zaman and Babar Azam scored impressive 46 and 50 runs respectively, while Pakistani bowlers also took timely wickets to keep the West Indies at 130.

In the first warm-up match between the two teams, West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan.

West Indies’ Ravi Rampal sent Mohammad Rizwan packing early in the 13th over, while Hayden Walsh took the wickets of Babar (50) and Mohammad Hafeez – who went to zero.

Pakistani bowlers performed strongly against the aggressive West Indies side. West Indies never looked comfortable batting first, losing wickets at regular intervals and ending their innings at 130/7 in just 20 overs.

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