India and Pakistan are going to play their third group stage match of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023. The most anticipated fight is set to happen this Saturday in Ahmedabad. Pakistan is very confident as they get ready to play India because they just broke a record in their run chase against Sri Lanka. The Men in Green had to chase down a huge goal of 345 runs in their last game. It was the highest run-chase in the history of the ODI World Cup.
Pakistan Squad for World Cup clash against India
After replacing Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique had a great game against Sri Lanka. He scored 113 runs off of just 103 balls, which was a century. This has definitely made Pakistan’s batting team stronger. Imam-ul-Haq, on the other hand, has been having trouble getting back into shape. In the last game, he only scored 12 runs off of 12 balls before being out by a well-thrown short ball. Pakistan isn’t likely to change their starting lineup, though, which gives Imam another chance to win.
Everyone will be looking at the captain, Babar Azam, who is getting ready to show off his skills and play a big role in this important match. Because Mohammad Rizwan is both the wicketkeeper and the batter for the team, he is likely to keep things calm at number four. Iftikhar Ahmed will want to make a big difference with both the bat and the ball against the Indian team, while Saud Shakeel will try to keep up his great hitting form.
Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan will be very important because they can help with both the bat and the ball. Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Hassan Ali will lead the team’s fast attack, which aims to break down the Indian batting order and make important wins.
Pakistan’s likely starting eleven:
Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Imam ul Haq, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Rizwan.
The Pakistan team for the World Cup is:
The captain is Babar Azam, and the vice-captains are Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, and Mohammad Wasim Jr.