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    What XI should India play for the upcoming clash against Pakistan at the ICC T20 World Cup?

    Here is Irfan Pathan's take:

    Irfan Pathan’s India Playing XI for Pakistan match: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah.

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    https://www.dnaindia.com/cricket/rep...a-plac-2916470


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Here is Irfan Pathan's take:

    Irfan Pathan’s India Playing XI for Pakistan match: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah.

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    https://www.dnaindia.com/cricket/rep...a-plac-2916470
    seems about right, if upto me, i would play Shardul Thakur over Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. The only plus i see with playing Bhuvaneshwar is that sooner he fails, sooner he will be replaced by Thakur during the tournament.

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    1. Kishan
    2. Rohit
    3. SKY
    4. Pant
    5. Rahul
    6. Kohli
    7. Jadeja
    8. Thakur
    9. Bumrah
    10. Shami
    11. Varun C

    Ideally out of form Kohli shouldn't even be in the squad (in general guys like Kohli, Root, Smith, Kane, Babar are matchwinners in ODIs but liabilities in modern T20s) but since he is captain he will play. Hope he doesn't need to bat, only if we get a horror start can he be somewhat useful.

    Kishan to open to make up for tortoise Rohit, also he can rattle someone like Imad Wasim first up, like how Sehwag went after Gul in 2011 Mohali.

    SKY our best T20 batsman to control proceedings at number 3.

    Pant at 4 to keep left-right combo going. Also helps that he is a big match player.

    Rahul at 5, lesser the balls he faces more devastating he can get since no room for overthinking or selfishness.

    No Pandya please, unfit, out of form, won't bowl. Jadeja plays as our main all-rounder. Again this means 3 southpaws in our top 7.

    No Bhuvi, Thakur is a much better option both with ball and bat. And he is a lucky charm for us.

    No Ashwin since Pakistan has very few left-handers. Varun C will be a deadly option because of the mystery factor and no Pakistani batsman having ever faced him.

    Bumrah and Shami our pace spearheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swashbuckler View Post
    1. Kishan
    2. Rohit
    3. SKY
    4. Pant
    5. Rahul
    6. Kohli
    7. Jadeja
    8. Thakur
    9. Bumrah
    10. Shami
    11. Varun C

    Ideally out of form Kohli shouldn't even be in the squad (in general guys like Kohli, Root, Smith, Kane, Babar are matchwinners in ODIs but liabilities in modern T20s) but since he is captain he will play. Hope he doesn't need to bat, only if we get a horror start can he be somewhat useful.

    Kishan to open to make up for tortoise Rohit, also he can rattle someone like Imad Wasim first up, like how Sehwag went after Gul in 2011 Mohali.

    SKY our best T20 batsman to control proceedings at number 3.

    Pant at 4 to keep left-right combo going. Also helps that he is a big match player.

    Rahul at 5, lesser the balls he faces more devastating he can get since no room for overthinking or selfishness.

    No Pandya please, unfit, out of form, won't bowl. Jadeja plays as our main all-rounder. Again this means 3 southpaws in our top 7.

    No Bhuvi, Thakur is a much better option both with ball and bat. And he is a lucky charm for us.

    No Ashwin since Pakistan has very few left-handers. Varun C will be a deadly option because of the mystery factor and no Pakistani batsman having ever faced him.

    Bumrah and Shami our pace spearheads.
    Sorry to say, but thankfully, your not a selector

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    KL
    Rohit
    Kohli
    Surya Kumar
    Rishab
    Hardik
    Jadeja
    Shami
    Bumrah
    Rahul Chahar
    Varun Chakra

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    Pakistan struggles against spin on slow pitches. So we should take 3 spinners - Varun , Chahar & Jadeja

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    With Dhoni in the dressing room, I'd imagine Ashwin will be in the playing XI

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    Rohit
    Rahul
    Kohli
    Pant
    SKY
    Pandya
    Jadeja
    Shardul
    Varun/Rahul C
    Shami
    Bumrah

    Because the opposition is Pakistan, I will have Shami over Bhuvi and any of Rahul or Varun over Ashwin. Ashwin is a miss for me unless the opposition has atleast 3 left handers in top 6.

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    Rohit Sharma
    Ishan Kishan (wk)
    Virat Kohli (c)
    Shreyas Iyer
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Hardik Pandya
    Shardul Thakur
    Rahul Chahar
    Deepak Chahar
    Bhuvi Kumar
    Mohammad Shami

    I truly hope they play this XI

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    Quote Originally Posted by YousafTheBeast View Post
    Rohit Sharma
    Ishan Kishan (wk)
    Virat Kohli (c)
    Shreyas Iyer
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Hardik Pandya
    Shardul Thakur
    Rahul Chahar
    Deepak Chahar
    Bhuvi Kumar
    Mohammad Shami

    I truly hope they play this XI
    Most likely to be as below
    Rahul
    Rohit
    Kohli
    SKY
    Pant
    Pandya
    Jadeja
    Shardul
    Shami
    Bumrah
    Varun Chakravarty

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    Two conundrums before the team would be

    1. How to accommodate Ishan if at all. I doubt Surya would make way so Ishan likely to sit this out.
    2. Whom to pick between Shardul and Bhuvi - both of them leaky faucets with the ball.

    Likely XI

    KL
    Brohit
    Kohli
    Surya
    Pant
    Pandya
    Jadeja
    Shardul
    Ashwin
    Shami
    Bumrah

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    I dont want to expose anything but Pakistan has a 6th, 7th & 8th bowler.

    And here everyone is going in with 5 bowlers, and among those 5 - you will all give shardul 4 overs guaranteed?

    Plus also you will give guaranteed 4 overs to varun.

    Nobody has dropped jadeja - so 4 more overs guaranteed.

    Where is the 6th bowler…

    Who is this varun? When did he born? What are his credentials?

    No need any mystery or history.

    Seriously! Some people…,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swashbuckler View Post
    1. Kishan
    2. Rohit
    3. SKY
    4. Pant
    5. Rahul
    6. Kohli
    7. Jadeja
    8. Thakur
    9. Bumrah
    10. Shami
    11. Varun C

    Ideally out of form Kohli shouldn't even be in the squad (in general guys like Kohli, Root, Smith, Kane, Babar are matchwinners in ODIs but liabilities in modern T20s) but since he is captain he will play. Hope he doesn't need to bat, only if we get a horror start can he be somewhat useful.

    Kishan to open to make up for tortoise Rohit, also he can rattle someone like Imad Wasim first up, like how Sehwag went after Gul in 2011 Mohali.

    SKY our best T20 batsman to control proceedings at number 3.

    Pant at 4 to keep left-right combo going. Also helps that he is a big match player.

    Rahul at 5, lesser the balls he faces more devastating he can get since no room for overthinking or selfishness.

    No Pandya please, unfit, out of form, won't bowl. Jadeja plays as our main all-rounder. Again this means 3 southpaws in our top 7.

    No Bhuvi, Thakur is a much better option both with ball and bat. And he is a lucky charm for us.

    No Ashwin since Pakistan has very few left-handers. Varun C will be a deadly option because of the mystery factor and no Pakistani batsman having ever faced him.

    Bumrah and Shami our pace spearheads.
    Good for Fantasy 11.. need experience in big games, Ur suggestion is to keep all experience out lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by globalcitizen View Post
    Good for Fantasy 11.. need experience in big games, Ur suggestion is to keep all experience out lol
    Yet the only time India won this trophy was on the back of a squad of rookies. Seniors couldn't do jack in later editions. In this format give me more of these fearless youngsters over proven failures.

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    Kishan
    Rohit
    Rahul
    Kohli
    SKY
    Pant
    Jadeja
    Thakur
    Shami
    Varun C
    Bumrah


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    KL
    Rohit
    Ishan
    SKY
    Pant
    Hardik(if bowling if not then kaptaan)
    Jadeja
    Thakur
    Shami
    Bumrah
    Varun

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytrader View Post
    With Dhoni in the dressing room, I'd imagine Ashwin will be in the playing XI
    Let's hope not

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    Rahul
    Rohit
    Kohli
    Ishan
    Pant
    Pandya
    Jadeja
    Shardul
    Shami
    Bumrah
    Varun Chakravarty/Ashwin

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    This will be my team.

    KL Rahul (wk)
    Rohit
    Kohli (c)
    Surya Kumar/Kishan
    Pandya
    Jadeja
    Thakur
    Shami
    Chahar
    Bumrah
    Varun

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    Quote Originally Posted by drubwrubnat View Post
    I dont want to expose anything but Pakistan has a 6th, 7th & 8th bowler.

    And here everyone is going in with 5 bowlers, and among those 5 - you will all give shardul 4 overs guaranteed?

    Plus also you will give guaranteed 4 overs to varun.

    Nobody has dropped jadeja - so 4 more overs guaranteed.

    Where is the 6th bowler…

    Who is this varun? When did he born? What are his credentials?

    No need any mystery or history.

    Seriously! Some people…,
    That's the point. Most of them do not think about bowling options and just post their teams without giving any thought. In my opinion it is stupid to play all 3 wicketkeeper batsman. We can play an all rounder and strengthen both our bowling and batting departments.


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    Rohit Sharma
    KL Rahul
    Virat Kohli(c)
    Rishabh Pant( wkt)
    Suryakumar Yadav
    Hardik Pandya
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Shardul Thakur
    Mohammad Shami
    Varun Chakraborty/Rahul Chahar
    Jasprit Bumrah

    That will be the team we should pick vs Pakistan.

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    1. Rahul
    2. Rohit
    3. Kohli
    4. Sky
    5. Pant
    6. Pandya
    7. Jadeja
    8. Shardul
    9. Shami
    10. Bumra
    11. Varun


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    Strange!!
    Most of the posters argued that India should not play Pandya if he can't bowl.
    Yet everyone included him in playing eleven.

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    I would go with your XI.

    Maybe have Bhuvi in the place of Thakur in the first match. Both are poor T20 batters, but Bhuvi a better bowler.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    This will be my team.

    KL Rahul (wk)
    Rohit
    Kohli (c)
    Surya Kumar/Kishan
    Pandya
    Jadeja
    Thakur
    Shami
    Chahar
    Bumrah
    Varun

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    Varun looks like someone who'll let the occasion affect him. Would rather go with Ashwin or Chahar over him.

    Bhuvi over Shardul because I dont have confidence on other death over bowlers.


    Rahul
    Rohit
    Kohli
    Pant
    Sky
    Pandya
    Jadeja
    Chahar
    Bhuvi
    Shami
    Bumrah

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    I think it's not difficult to pick Indian side, most of spots and position are set, except the lower middle order and bowlers

    My 11
    Rohit - Rahul
    Kohli - Sky
    Pant - Hardik
    Jadeja - Thakur
    Ashwin - Bhuvi
    Bumrah

    I think Pant and hardik can be used as floaters higher up order

    Some changes can happen with extra spinner coming in place of thakur, Varun is my preference

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    In order,

    KL Rahul
    Rohit Sharma
    Virat Kohli
    Suryakumar Yadav
    Rishab Pant
    Hardik Pandya
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
    R Ashwin
    M Shami
    J Bumrah

    As i already mentioned, all the others should be sent to nearby islands, or the desert of Ras Al Khaimah.

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    Just in :

    Virat Kohli has said that Pandya is getting better, could bowl a couple of overs per match if needed and India could play him as just a batter at number 6 also if needed


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    2.KL Rahul
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    4.SuryaKumar Yadav
    5.Adam Gilchrist (wk)
    6.Hardik Pandya
    7.Ravindra Jadeja
    8.Shardul Thakur
    9.Mohd Shami Ahmed
    10.Jasprit Bumrah
    11.Varun Chakravarthy

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    Assuming Pandya will bowl a few overs, India can go in with just 2 pacers as well.

    1. KL Rahul
    2. Rohit
    3. Kohli
    4. Surya
    5. Pant
    6. Pandya
    7. Jadeja
    8. Ashwin/Shardul
    9. Shami
    10. Bumrah
    11. Varun C

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Just in :

    Virat Kohli has said that Pandya is getting better, could bowl a couple of overs per match if needed and India could play him as just a batter at number 6 also if needed
    Don't ever trust kaptaan. He himself has no idea what he is talking about. Don't be surprised to see Hardik dropped altogether.

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