T20 World Cup 2021: India’s Predicted Playing XI For The First T20I vs Pakistan. The BCCI, on Wednesday, announced India’s 15-member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 which is all set to take place from October 17-November 15 in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Team India will be facing arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on October 24 in Dubai. The high-voltage drama is being poised as the Greatest Game of the Tournament as the two sides in world cricket haven’t locked horns since the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
The 15-member squad picked by the BCCI includes the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar among many others. However, the Men in Blue look one of the most predating poachers for the T20 World Cup 2021 title.
Since the opening game of the India National Cricket Team will have all eyeballs of the world, let’s take a look at the predicted playing XI of team India for the first game of the T20 World Cup 2021 against Pakistan.
T20 World Cup 2021: India’s Predicted Playing XI For The First T20I vs Pakistan
Rohit Sharma (vc)
One of the most prolific all-format openers in modern-day cricket, Rohit Sharma, definitely would be the first choice opener for the Men in Blue going into the World Cup and in the game. The Mumbaikar has 5 IPL titles to his name as a captain and in total, he has 6 IPL titles to his name as a player.
One of the very few batsmen to have scored a century in all three formats, Rohit Sharma comes with a bag of 4 T20I tons to his name and a Strike Rate of 138.96 and he will surely be one of India’s massive destruction weapons not only against Pakistan but in the entire tournament.