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India vs Pakistan 2024: Both Teams Confirmed T20 Playing 11

Depleted Pak to face high-flying Indian team as we look at the confirmed playing 11 for India vs Pakistan group stage match of T20 World Cup 2024.

June 9 is the day that will be remembered for two of the biggest events of the year. Not only is it the oath-taking ceremony for India’s Prime Minister, Nr. Narendra Modi, it is also the day when India will take on Pakistan in a historic T20 World Cup 2024 group stage match. What an emotional moment for the Indian fans to witness Mr. Narendra Modi continuing his historic third term, and India taking on Pakistan in what is called the Mother of all matches.

But things haven’t looked as competitive for both teams as it should have been. While India started the tournament on an expected note by defeating Ireland with a big win, Pakistan were handed a shocker after a thrilling defeat against the United States of America. It’s surely the biggest upset of the tournament already, but more than the defeat, what’s more humiliating is that Pakistan lost to the USA in a Super over.

Even more surprising to witness Pakistan’s loss was that most of the matches happening in this World Cup have been low-scoring affairs. In that, USA managed to lose only 3 wickets while chasing against one of the best pace attacks in the competition. Batting was never Pakistan’s strength, so Babar’s run-a-ball 40 doesn’t look too bad, but not being able to take USA’s wickets will hurt them the most.

So, will the loss against USA have any impact on Pakistan’s confidence, or will they come hard at the Indian team? Well, it will be very interesting as another loss for Pakistan, and they will almost have to pack their bags given USA have already won two matches. Meanwhile, for the Indian team, a win against Pakistan will almost guarantee them a Super 8 spot.   

India vs Pakistan 2024 Key Match Details:

Tournament: T20 World Cup 2024

Match Type: Match 19 – India vs Pakistan Group Stage

Where: New York, USA

When: June 09, 2024, 8 pm IST

Pitch Conditions: Bowling Friendly with assistance to pacers

It will be interesting to see what conditions we witness at the New York stadium. The ICC recently talked about a revamp in pitches that we have seen at the NY stadium. Up until now, we saw bowling-friendly pitches at the NY stadium, but with ICC’s interest in revamping the pitches, it will be interesting to see the new conditions. Even more interesting shall be the team combination that both teams adopt. So, let’s look at the best playing 11 for India vs Pakistan group-stage match of the T20 World Cup 2024. 

T20 World Cup 2024 Team India Official Squad List:

Batters: Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli & Yashasvi Jaiswal

Wks: Rishabh Pant & Sanju Samson

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja & Shivam Dube

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj & Yuzvendra Chahal

Team India Playing 11 

Team India went ahead with a four-pace and two-spin attack in the match against Ireland. Until now, the pitches in New York have assisted pacers the most. But will this change in the upcoming matches as promised by ICC? Well, at least, for this match, even if the pitch changes, it looks unlikely India will make any changes to their playing 11. So, expect one of the world’s best spinners, Kuldeep Yadav to sit out for one more game. 

T20 World Cup 2024 – Team India Playing 11 vs Pakistan:

  1. Rohit Sharma (c)
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Rishabh Pant (wk)
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Shivam Dube
  6. Hardik Pandya
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Axar Patel
  9. Arshdeep Singh
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Mohammed Siraj

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T20 World Cup 2024 Pakistan Final Squad List:

Batters: Babar Azam (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub & Usman Khan

Wks: Azam Khan & Mohammad Rizwan 

All-rounders: Imad Wasim

Bowlers: Abbas Afridi, Abrar Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan & Shaheen Shah Afridi

Pakistan Playing 11

Talking about Pakistan’s playing 11, we can see the combination change with Imad Wasim expected to be fit. Imad missed the previous match due to side strain, but is expected to be fit for this game. But in whose place will Imad come in the team? Well, ideally, it should be one of the pacers, but with the NY pitch assisting pacers, will Pakistan make this move? If Imad doesn’t replace any of the pacers, Pakistan may face batting depth issues.

It’s a big headache for the Pakistan team given the lack of all-rounders in their side. There is only one genuine all-rounder on the side, and that is Wasim. So, either Pakistan play a bowler less for batting depth, or they play to their strength of playing four pacers. Pakistan may want to ideally strengthen their batting, and thus should bring in Imad Wasim for Haris Rauf, who looked the least effective among the four pacers. 

T20 World Cup 2024 – Pakistan Team Playing 11 vs India:

  1. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  2. Babar Azam (c)
  3. Usman Khan
  4. Fakhar Zaman
  5. Azam Khan
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Imad Wasim
  9. Shaheen Afridi
  10. Mohammad Amir
  11. Naseem Shah

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for India vs Pakistan Match 19 – T20 WC 2024

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli 

Wks: Rishabh Pant & Mohammad Rizwan

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah & Arshdeep Singh

CVC Choice: Virat Kohli & Babar Azam

Given the situation, the India vs Pakistan contest will be even more exciting to watch. After Pakistan’s defeat against the USA, the qualification chances for Pakistan have gone for a toss. One more defeat for Pakistan, and their next two matches become a must-win encounter, and NRR will become very crucial for them. With these conditions, how exciting will it be to witness Pak’s approach against India.  

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